What To Do in the Event of a Data Breach – Resources for Merchants on

By at 7 February, 2014, 10:49 am

In the event of a data breach, in addition to complying with any applicable laws and regulations, Visa clients or merchants and their agents must take immediate action to contain the incident, notify payment system partners including Visa, and investigate the incident, which may include retaining an independent PCI Forensic Investigator (PFI). Identification, containment, and remediation of any electronic security incident are crucial to any organization looking to minimize the impact a data breach will have on its business operations.what-to-do-if-compromised

Because data compromises are often complex, it is challenging to make the rapid decisions needed to mitigate the potential harm of a breach. These situations are often further complicated by the reality that every data breach is different and there may be no precedent within your organization for responding. Visa’s What To Do If Compromised guide is tailored for Visa clients, merchants, agents, and third-party service providers. It contains step-by-step instructions on how to respond to and contain a data breach and provides specific time frames for the delivery of critical information or reports. CLICK HERE

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