Holiday POS Security: A Quick Reference for the SMB Retailer

December 10, 2012 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , , , , ,
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

Security Logging and Monitoring (PCI DSS Requirement 10): Why all the Fuss?

October 1, 2012 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , ,

Understanding PCI DSS Requirements Merchants who are just learning about the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) can become quickly overwhelmed by its lengthy list of requirements, especially when there is no IT or security expert on staff to break it down into … Read more

Five Steps Before Using a Mobile Device to Accept Credit Cards

September 17, 2012 • Published Categories Best Practices, PCI 101 Tags , , , , , ,

How mobile payment technology impacts your business. The taxi driver at the airport took your credit card using Square on an iPhone. The plumber that fixed your leaky pipes swiped your card on a PayPal device connected to an Android phone. And that posh restaurant where … Read more

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

June 11, 2012 • Published Categories Archive, Best Practices Tags , , , , , , , ,

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