If you store, process, or transmit credit card payments from your customers, you, as a merchant, are responsible for the security of that information.
Security standards are governed by the
PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) to make sure that payment card data is protected and secure. If you fail to comply with these standards, it can lead to a security breach that could result in significant fines. See the
Visa Cardholder Information Security Program for details.
Credit card protection helps you limit access to sensitive information through password controls. When you enable this protection, you're required to:
Create a complex password for you and all other users who view complete credit card numbers.
Change these complex passwords every 90 days.
Complete additional QuickBooks tasks for compliance.
To enable QuickBooks credit card protection, go to the Company menu and click Customer Credit Card Protection. (If you don't see this menu option, QuickBooks automatically stores credit card information for you and you don't have to enable protection yourself.)
Consequences of not enabling
Enable customer credit card protection