“Can We Securely Store Card Data for Recurring Billing?”

August 8, 2014 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , , , , ,
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Should your business store cardholder data? While the PCI DSS discourages businesses from storing credit card data, many feel the practice is necessary in order to facilitate recurring payments.Here are a few of the related questions we’ve recently received: Question: We store credit card info (number … Read more

“How Does Taking Credit Cards by Phone Work with PCI?”

June 19, 2014 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , , , , ,

Many business owners have asked us how to accept credit card information over the phone in a PCI compliant manner. Some have even assumed that because there’s a human involved the activity must be non-compliant. The good news is that you can take credit cards … Read more

IE Vulnerability: Crisis Averted for Windows XP Users?

May 2, 2014 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , , , ,

Windows XP users may be breathing a sigh of relief following Microsoft’s announcement that it is patching—even for XP users—a major vulnerability discovered in its popular Internet Explorer (IE) browser. But folks, we’re just getting started. Now that the April 8 end date for Microsoft … Read more

“Is it OK to email inactive credit card numbers?”

May 1, 2014 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , , , , ,

Question: Is a card that has been closed by an issuer that is no longer active still subject to the same compliance standards as an active card when looking to email a card number in the clear? Answer: First, I would recommend to NEVER email a credit card … Read more

“We would like to request a credit card number in advance of an event…”

April 17, 2014 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , , , , , , , , ,

Question: We are developing our payment policy for a venue rental business and would like to request a credit card number to be submitted 14 days prior to the event to have on file for any damages that might occur during the event. Will I be … Read more