October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

October 7, 2015 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , , ,

October is a month of awareness for many causes, one of which is cyber security. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a growing global effort among colleges and universities, businesses, government agencies, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote online safety awareness. People are … Read more

Does PCI Compliance Equal Security? [Video]

September 22, 2015 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , ,

Companies are innovating all the time, which means new platforms and devices are constantly coming into play. These emerging technologies often generate, transmit and/or store vital business and customer data. At the same time the bad guys are also innovating. These hackers are organized, agile … Read more

A Fresh New Start Means a Fresh New Look at your PCI Status

January 8, 2014 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , , , , ,
Fresh Start at PCI

Happy New Year! It’s the time of year when many of us celebrate a fresh start and make new resolutions. Your resolution may have been one of the common ones: get to the gym more, stress less, actually use those vacation days this year. And … Read more

Holiday POS Security: A Quick Reference for the SMB Retailer

December 10, 2012 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , , , , , ,
Shoppers move past many stores brimming with lots of sales, luring them in for big savings at Woodland Mall. (T.J. Hamilton | The Grand Rapids Press)

SMB retailers are now in the throes of the holiday season. While the focus is (understandably) on making sales, it is not a time to let your guard down when it comes to POS security. That’s because data thieves are relying upon the holiday hustle … Read more

Helping SMB Merchants Cross the Chasm of PCI Compliance [Infographic]

November 13, 2012 • Published Categories Acquirer ProgramsTags , , , , , , ,

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. How ISOs and Acquirers can … Read more