The Perils of Relying on P2PE

August 21, 2018 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , , ,
P2PE is no security silver bullet!

Point-to-point Encryption (P2PE) is an awesome tool for securing retailers’ payment card data. ControlScan highly recommends it in every environment where it’s feasible and cost effective to do so. (We operate security infrastructure in many retail environments with integrated POS systems, where P2PE is either … Read more

Your Quick Guide to PCI Scanning Success

July 9, 2018 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , ,
PCI Scanning ASV

An ongoing requirement of the PCI compliance process involves having your payment card environment scanned for security vulnerabilities. For most businesses, PCI scanning must be conducted by an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) at least quarterly, as well as following any major change to your environment. … Read more

PCI QIR Program Update Tackles Most Pressing Payment Security Threats

March 16, 2018 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , ,
PCI QIR program update

What’s new at the PCI Council? The PCI Council has come out with their long-awaited changes to the Qualified Integrators & Resellers (QIR) program. The PCI QIR program was launched in 2012 to ensure that payment systems integrators and resellers know how to support a … Read more

Acquirers: Are Your Smallest Merchants the Biggest Risk?

January 19, 2018 • Published Categories Acquirer ProgramsTags , ,
Acquirers: Are Your Smallest Merchants the Biggest Risk?

High-risk payment acceptance is everywhere. A recent payment experience at my local dry cleaners caused me some alarm, so much so that I described it in detail on LinkedIn: Without any real forethought I pulled out my debit card. Maybe it was the knowledge that … Read more

Why ASV Whitelisting is Both Normal and Essential for a Successful PCI Vulnerability Scan

October 30, 2017 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags ,
Is ASV whitelisting “cheating”?

“Why am I being asked to whitelist ControlScan’s IP address as part of your ASV service? Doesn’t bypassing my IPS defeat the purpose of a PCI vulnerability scan?” ASV whitelisting is one of the most common questions our Vulnerability Management team receives, so let’s dive … Read more