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

How ISOs & Acquirers Can Assess, Educate and Protect Their Merchants

August 10, 2011 • Published Categories Acquirer Programs, ArchiveTags , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The days of simply sending a newsletter or statement stuffer to a merchant describing the PCI requirements may no longer be sufficient to protect the Acquiring community (Sponsor Banks, Processors and ISOs) from the card brand obligations, liability and the impact of state law violations. … 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

The Real Cost of Data Breach

April 16, 2009 • Published Categories ArchiveTags , , , , , , , ,

(It’s more than you think—and you’re more at risk than you know.) Confusion. Denial. Plain old wishful thinking. That’s what we hear when we talk to people about the real cost of data breach. Whether you’re an ISO, an acquirer, or a merchant, maybe you’ve … Read more