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Key Takeaways from the Recent SSC Mobile and Cloud Guidelines
The PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) recently issued helpful new guidance surrounding cloud and mobile payment security. As consumer-driven payment technology continues to advance—seemingly in lockstep with the drum beat of cyber crime—security vigilance remains paramount. Continue reading to learn more about the new guidance from the SSC.
Helping SMB Merchants Cross the Chasm of PCI Compliance [Infographic]
The last four years have been marked by continued growth in Level 4 merchant data compromise, yet a recent study report from ControlScan and Merchant Warehouse reveals that many SMB merchants are still not receiving—or effectively responding to—messages about cardholder data security.
The PCI SSC Releases New Mobile Payment Acceptance Security Guidelines for Developers and Device Manufacturers
The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) released new guidelines during its recent Community Meeting in Orlando.
The PCI SSC Releases its P2PE SAQ
In May the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) published a fact sheet to offer guidance for merchants evaluating technology to accept payments using a smartphone or iPad/tablet.
How ISOs & Acquirers Can Execute an Effective Merchant PCI Risk Strategy
PCI risk profiling is not easy. To provide ISOs, processors and sponsor banks with assistance on PCI profiling, ControlScan and ThoughtKey have developed a series of Webinars dedicated to this topic.
How ISOs & Acquirers Can Assess, Educate and Protect Their Merchants.
The days of simply sending a newsletter or statement stuffer to a merchant describing the PCI requirements may no longer be sufficient to protect the Acquiring community (Sponsor Banks, Processors and ISOs)...
Beyond PCI: Other Regulations to Look For in 2009
Just a few days ago, the Federal Reserve, the Office of Thrift Supervision and the National Credit Union Administration announced the enactment of comprehensive new rules regarding card practices....
The Real Cost of Data Breach (It's more than you think—and you're more at risk than you know.)
Confusion. Denial. Plain old wishful thinking. That's what we hear when we talk to people about the real cost of data breach. Whether you're an ISO, an acquirer, or a merchant, maybe you've even said (or at least thought) some of these things yourself...
Understand your Legal Rights and Responsibilities Related to PCI Compliance
As with most aspects of the Internet, doing business via the Web has been a series of constant experiments and corrections. The use of electronic payments sparked a huge surge in the number and severity of identity theft cases across the world.
PCI DSS: An Acquirers Guide for PCI Compliance Best Practices
As deadline dates for PCI compliance looms for Level 1 and 2 merchants, the number of questions surrounding guidelines and methods of achieving that compliance keeps growing. Though the broad outline of compliance areas are clearly defined, not only on the credit card association side, but from acquirers as well, the intricate steps-within-steps of the outlined areas are proving to be bothersome for some.