The Three Essential Elements of Authentic PCI Compliance

March 27, 2017 • Published Categories Acquirer ProgramsTags , , ,
Authentic PCI compliance goes beyond simply checking the boxes of your SAQ

How many of your merchants are just checking the boxes? Checkbox compliance is nothing new in the payments industry. In fact, Google “checkbox compliance” and you quickly see that thousands of posts have been written about it. These posts describe the exercise of racing to … Read more

For Acquirers, the Visa QIR Deadline Has Come and Gone.

March 3, 2017 • Published Categories Acquirer ProgramsTags , , ,
Did you miss the Visa QIR deadline?

If you missed the QIR deadline, you need to act fast. At last month’s Northeast Acquirers Association (NEAA) Conference, I joined the Legislative Panel to speak on the subject of the Visa Qualified Integrators & Resellers (QIR) program. My talking points were timely, given the … Read more

PCI SAQ 3.2 Revisions: Is Your Business Affected?

February 3, 2017 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , ,
PCI SAQ 3.2 Revisions - Learn the impact Rev. 1.1 could have on your business.

This week, the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) announced their release of Revision 1.1 to SAQ 3.2. The SSC characterizes this revision as “errata,” and after careful examination, it is truly mostly “errata.”  That is, there are small language changes, some corrected misspellings and a few instances of … Read more

How to Accept Mobile Payments and Remain PCI Compliant

December 16, 2016 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags
Accepting mobile payments and PCI compliance

Near Field Communication (NFC) technology has been integrated into more and more mobile devices in recent years, meaning instances of mobile contactless payments are continuing to grow as more retailers accept mobile payments in-store. However, with new financial technologies come new ways for criminals to potentially defraud … Read more