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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Security as a Checklist? Think Again.

July 14, 2011 • Published Categories Archive, PCI 101 Tags , , , , , ,

The concept of summarizing Payment Card Industry (PCI) requirements into a simple checklist is a welcome one, especially for merchants without a dedicated security team and budget. These are usually merchants with less than one million in annual transactions and who only recently have been … Read more