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Vine News - April 2009

 PCI Compliance:

Vine Solutions wants to make sure you are aware of the ever changing Payment Card Industry Compliance (PCI) and Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP) standards. As a restaurateur, it is your responsibility to make sure that your POS system has the most recent security standards for your customers including making sure that all credit card information is deleted after authorization. With Aloha 6.1 or higher, credit card information is automatically encrypted and then deleted after authorization. However, if you have a previous version of Aloha or any other POS system, you must check with your POS service provider to make sure you are within compliance standards.

The 12 basic requirements of the PCI standards are as follows:

Build and Maintain a Secure Network
- Install and maintain a working firewall to protect data
- Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for passwords and other security parameters

Protect Cardholder Data
- Protect stored data – at all times!
- Encrypt transmission of cardholder data and sensitive information sent across public networks.

Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program
- Use and regularly update anti-virus software
- Develop and maintain secure systems and applications

Implement Strong Access Control Measures
- Restrict access to business data on a ‘need to know’ basis
 Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access
- Restrict physical access to cardholder data

Regularly Monitor and Test Networks
- Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data using a user unique ID
- Regularly test security systems and processes

Maintain an Information Security Policy
- Implement and maintain an information security policy

If you are unsure about your compliance, please take the
self-assessment questionnaire from the PCI Security Standards Council. You can also view the Aloha Compliance report and the Micros Compliance report. Remember that it is your responsibility to make sure that you are within compliance standards, so be sure to check in with your Point of Sale Provider for any updates required of your system.

  New I-9 Form

As of 4/3/2009 the new I-9 form went into effect. The biggest change is that expired forms of identification are no longer accepted for the I-9 process, all documentation presented must be current. The new form should have a revised by date of 2/2/2009 in the lower right hand corner of the form. Previous versions are no longer accepted. You can download the form off of the US Citizenship and Immigration Services website.
Vine Solutions, Inc. is excited to announce the upcoming launch of our new website,  Look for this new version of our website, which should launch before the end of May. This new site has been updated and optimized to provide more information and resources to our clients as well as other restaurateurs around the nation who are in need of financial guidance. With the new layout, we will be able to provide the same information and services as before and also highlight the latest industry happenings, as well as have links to our own newsletters and press releases.  Our hope is that this will create a place where our clients can easily find the most recent industry information, news and events.  Be on the lookout, and please let us know your thoughts on the new website once it is launched!  

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