Payment Facilitators and PCI: Don’t just survive, thrive!

December 9, 2019 • Published Categories Industry Topics Tags ,
Payment Facilitators and PCI - PCI Compliance Guide

As liaisons between merchants and acquiring banks, payment facilitators (PFs) are an important component of the payments chain. Many small and micro merchants gravitate to PFs for assistance with accepting their customers’ card payments in a cost-effective way. Of course, the payment facilitator’s role in … Read more

4 Ways to Avoid Security Vulnerability and Mandated Compliance Overload

October 10, 2019 • Published Categories PCI 101 Tags ,
Running from compliance overload?

Do you suffer from security vulnerability and mandated compliance overload? If so, you aren’t alone. Many organizations and their employees are stuck in a veritable non-stop barrage of daily updates when it comes to the latest security trends/concerns, breaches and new compliance mandates. Buzzworthy topics … Read more

Data Breach Best Practice Tips for Small Businesses

June 10, 2019 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , ,
data breach best practice tips

Guest post by Mark Pribish, Merchants Information Solutions, Inc. According to a June 4, 2019 Security Magazine article, “cybercriminals exposed 2.8 billion consumer data records in 2018, costing more than $654 billion to U.S. organizations.” Personally identifiable information (PII) was the most targeted data, with … Read more