The last four years have been marked by continued growth in Level 4 merchant data compromise, yet a recent study report from ControlScan and Merchant Warehouse reveals that many SMB merchants are still not receiving—or effectively responding to—messages about cardholder data security.
How ISOs and Acquirers can Help
With many distractions in place, merchants are prone to misinterpreting their PCI-related responsibilities or missing the PCI compliance message altogether. ISOs and acquirers can provide high value by moving into this void and offering leadership to frustrated, confused merchants. By elevating awareness of the PCI DSS and offering ongoing services to help protect SMBs from suffering a potentially catastrophic data breach, ISOs and acquirers will open doors to stronger, long-term relationships with their customers.