Keeping your business secure is paramount in protecting both client and staff data. Whether cyber or on-site, security will help build client trust by showing that their personal effects are secure. To help maintain your business reputation, we unlock the top methods to keep your spa secure.
While it may seem obvious, a strong password means a secure system, especially when changed regularly. A strong system will ensure the length of the password is suitable and encourage users to change the password regularly, especially before handling any payment details. Taking this a step further, a different password for each profile enables even greater protection by shielding sensitive information from other profiles, such as front-of-house.
Web secure certificate
A Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) certificate or Transport Layer Security (TLS) certificate will ensure any data relayed between your website and server remain secure from attackers. This is essential in keeping login or payment pages encrypted and your clients’ payment details safe. Once implemented, the certificate will place a padlock symbol and HTTPS at the start of your web address.
Electronic access creates an additional layer of security beyond simple lock and key. By using key cards, pin terminals or video entry systems, your spa gains a level of security which can only be bypassed through client or staff recognition. This should be in addition to any mechanical lock, should any unforeseen power issues shut down the system.
Being able to encrypt your client database will ensure any sensitive information is kept secure. Should your system ever be compromised, the data will be safe, unable to be read or moved to another machine. Systems that provide this may also give a one-off security key to bypass the encryption should you need to access or amend client data under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Regular security admin
Performing general security checks will go a long way to secure client data on your system. For example, installing anti-virus software and a firewall will certainly help, as will creating regular backups of your system to make sure key data can be restored. Regularly checking your system’s health will assist in protecting business data and give both clients and staff peace of mind.
Core by Premier Software® is a GDPR compliant system that helps keep client data secure. Designed to reduce the level of fraud and card data loss, Core also protects your site with Fast Track terminal connection to allow secure access. For more information on or to book a presentation, call: +44 (0)1543 466580 or fill in our free consultation form here: https://www.premiersoftware.uk/book-a-consultation/