PCI Scope: Getting It Wrong Can Be Explosive [Video]

May 16, 2016 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , ,

The Moving Target of PCI Scope You’ve got a business to run, yet today’s threat landscape demands that you quickly address your business’s security weaknesses. Effectively addressing the business’s security needs involves isolating the environment that attackers could exploit. But how can you isolate the … Read more

Building a Culture of Security Awareness [Video]

April 11, 2016 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags

Security Awareness Training is critical to security and compliance. With security breaches now a part of the typical news cycle, an ongoing security awareness training program is critical to the health of any size organization. Corporate leaders must be vigilant, because the effects of security … Read more

PCI Compliance is Important and Your Acquirer Can Help!

March 30, 2016 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , ,

Guest post by Ray Moorman, Director of Product Management, Vantiv Integrated Payments (formerly Mercury Payment Systems) PCI remains a blind spot for many merchants When the first version of the PCI DSS was released in 2004, the intent was to improve cardholder information security and prevent fraud. The … Read more

Penetration Testing: Ask the Right Questions Before You Sign

February 24, 2016 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags ,

Find an Experienced Penetration Tester Like most security testing services, the quality of service you get in a penetration testing engagement can vary tremendously from vendor to vendor. That’s because penetration testing is human-driven, relying upon the tester’s expertise and diligence. Evaluate Potential Providers Asking the … Read more

Should PCI Compliance Keep You Up at Night?

February 17, 2016 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags

Guest post by Ray Moorman, Director of Product Management, Vantiv Integrated Payments (formerly Mercury Payment Systems) Why should PCI compliance and security be a top priority? Despite the ongoing advances in point-of-sale systems and technologies, data breaches remain a very real threat to the average small … Read more

5 Reasons Your Customers May Not Trust You With Their Personal and Financial Data

December 28, 2015 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , ,

Guest post by Cassie Phillips, SecureThoughts.com There’s absolutely nothing worse than losing customer trust. Once your business is viewed as untrustworthy or insecure, you might find it very difficult to bring in new people. In a world where virtually everything ultimately amounts to data, having customers … Read more