The PCI SSC Releases New Mobile Payment Acceptance Security Guidelines for Developers and Device Manufacturers

September 25, 2012 • Published Categories Archive, Industry TopicsTags , , , , , , , ,
New Mobile Payment Acceptance

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) released new guidelines during its recent Community Meeting in Orlando. The new Mobile Payment Acceptance Security guidelines apply to the payment applications identified in Mobile Payment Acceptance Application Category 3, and they give software developers and mobile … Read more

Level 2 Merchants Beware: Your PCI Validation Process Could Be Changing

August 29, 2012 • Published Categories Archive, PCI 101Tags , , , , , , , , , ,

If your business processes between 1 million and 6 million credit card transactions annually and you accept MasterCard as a form of payment, your PCI validation process is probably about to change. Up until June 30, 2012, virtually all Level 2 merchants (defined by both … Read more

The PCI SSC Releases its P2PE SAQ

July 5, 2012 • Published Categories Archive, Industry TopicsTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

In May the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) published a fact sheet to offer guidance for merchants evaluating technology to accept payments using a smartphone or iPad/tablet. Read More

New Best Practice: Out with the Password, In with the Passphrase

June 11, 2012 • Published Categories Archive, Best PracticesTags , , , , , , , ,

The recent news of security breaches among major social networking sites reignites the ongoing dilemma of the password. As humans, we have the natural tendency to simplify its content and use. Unfortunately, hackers and data thieves know this and use it to their advantage. Perhaps … Read more

Attackers’ Tools Work Day and Night: Who Can Sleep?

June 2, 2012 • Published Categories Archive, Best PracticesTags , , , , , , , , , ,

A security manager I was speaking with recently described some applicants for a Network Administrator position he was looking to fill. Most of them were well-qualified with backgrounds in IT and network management and had a long stream of credentials following their names. All excellent … Read more

PCI Compliance & Small Merchants: Whose Concern Is It Anyway?

May 30, 2012 • Published Categories Archive, PCI 101Tags , , ,

Small merchants who want to accept credit cards as part of doing business can find themselves lost in a sea of information when it comes to PCI compliance.  While it can be frustrating, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) has a worthwhile … Read more