Choice of which cloud is important with credit security

Choice of which cloud is important with credit security

Consumers have become increasingly more confident about using their credit cards for online purchases in large part due to the role of PCI compliance and other IT security methods. OneStopClick said companies that are moving into the cloud can maintain their security levels by ensuring they select the right service and applications.

"The case for the cloud may be strong, particularly in the CFO’s office, but before making the move a company is well advised to exercise due diligence against the cloud provider," the website said. "The fact is, using a cloud provider that is PCI compliant will make the client PCI compliant as well, and so this is the first step an Internet merchant must take when moving to the cloud."

Focusing on transparency and verification of the PCI compliance process by an independent source is important, according to OneStopClick, as moving an eCommerce website completely into the cloud is no easy task and should not be taken lightly.

For small and mid-sized companies, Network World said a move to the cloud can be an improvement on security. PCI compliance coupled with the cloud could make for a well-secured online business.