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 Penetration Tests are Critical for Accurately Assessing Security Risk

October 10, 2017 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags ,
Penetration tests look for vulnerabilities within various endpoints

How do you conduct your IT risk assessments? In a recent ControlScan customer survey, we asked IT leaders about risk assessments. Specifically, we wanted to know how often businesses are conducting them, as well as if they are doing so formally by using an external … Read more

PCI Risk Brings New PCI Service Provider Requirements Impacting ISOs

September 14, 2017 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags ,

Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) have risky business to attend to. In the payments ecosystem, ISO businesses have a lot going for them. The recurring revenue model for ISOs is alive and well, and many have found success by specializing in specific market niches. Sure, being … Read more

How Website Security Gets Breached: 3 Common Errors and 3 Basic Fixes

June 7, 2017 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , ,
Website security: 3 common errors, 3 basic fixes

The bad guys don’t care what—or how much of it—you sell online. Today’s e-commerce businesses are in hackers’ cross hairs for many reasons, not the least of which is their ease of access. With the Internet as their gateway, every single e-commerce business is an … Read more