The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a security standard that is applicable to any company that accepts credit card payments, including Cyberbahn. The maintenance of these security standards is important as it helps ensure the safety of your data during its transmission, processing and storage. The current standards of encryption are being upgraded to the Transport Layer Security Protocol (TLS) version 1.1 or higher, with a final implementation deadline of June 2018.
How does this affect you?
The impact it has upon you comes down to how new your web browser is – and which one you use. Users of Chrome will be unaffected by the upcoming changes as this browser is automatically set up to update its protocols. Users of Internet Explorer 11 or higher are also unaffected as their browsers will also automatically accept higher encryption standards. Users of Internet Explorer 10 or older who do not wish to change or update their browsers will experience difficulties loading pages once the new protocol is implemented. Please note that this change is applicable across all industries, and will include banking and other secure websites, who may choose to implement the new protocols at any time before the deadline. In order to ensure uninterrupted access to our services, we recommend you raise this issue with your network administrator in order to make the simple change described below:
- From your browser window, select the ‘Tools’ menu, followed by ‘Internet Options’
- Select the ‘Advanced’ tab and scroll to the bottom of your options
- Ensure that SSL 2.0 and 3.0 are unchecked
- Check off 'Use TLS 1.1' as well as 'Use TLS 1.2' and then save your changes