It is important when planning for PCI compliance and the use of Wi-Fi by your organization that you consider the coming Wireless Payment Terminals. Today, many organizations simply stop all use of Wi-Fi and manually scan for any unapproved / rogue access points on a quarterly basis at their stores as mandated for PCI compliance.
However, as Wireless Payment Terminals (many of which use Wi-Fi to connect to your secure payment network) become more important in delivering the best experience possible to your customers, you will need to be sure you implement a Wi-Fi security solution that not only shuts down all Wi-Fi use for now but ALSO positions your organization for use of these important new terminals operating on Wi-Fi. This will require that you:
So don’t forget about the coming Wireless Payment Terminals when making your PCI compliance decisions around Wi-Fi!