5 Best Practices for Securing Your Small Biz

April 23, 2014 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , , , , , , , ,
Hosted Payment Technologies

The best way to truly strengthen your business’s security posture—which is the goal of the PCI DSS—is to have a sober understanding of your risk as well as the full scope of your PCI compliance responsibility. Here are five best practices for easily and cost-effectively … Read more

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

April 17, 2014 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , , , , , , , ,

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

Taking Stock and Surviving Windows XP End of Life

April 10, 2014 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , , , , , ,

Guest post by Jason Richelson, ShopKeep POS April 8th has come and gone, and chances are your small business is still standing. However, there is no time for a false sense of security if the Windows XP operating system is running in your IT or … Read more

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

January 8, 2014 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , , , ,
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

If You Are “in the Cloud,” You May Still Be Exposed to PCI Compliance Risk

December 11, 2013 • Published Categories Best Practices, Industry Topics Tags , , , , ,

Here’s a news headline that is currently scaring security executives and causing a few sleepless nights: “NSA Has Hacked 50,000 Computers Globally.” What does this have to do with PCI compliance, you might ask? If the National Security Agency can easily hack into private computer … Read more

How the Right Hosted Payment Technologies Reduce Online Merchants’ PCI Scope

April 30, 2013 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , , , ,

The exponential growth associated with mobile device adoption is spurring a digital commerce disruption within most every facet of business. Small businesses have great benefit potential when they harness these new opportunities to sell online and via mobile devices, because today’s myriad cloud-based services can … Read more