Five Steps Before Using a Mobile Device to Accept Credit Cards

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

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 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

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

Security as a Checklist? Think Again.

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

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