The PCI SSC Releases its P2PE SAQ

July 5, 2012 • Published Categories Archive, Industry Topics Tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

In May the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) published a fact sheet to offer guidance for merchants evaluating technology to accept payments using a smartphone or iPad/tablet. Read More

New Best Practice: Out with the Password, In with the Passphrase

June 11, 2012 • Published Categories Archive, Best Practices Tags , , , , , , , ,

The recent news of security breaches among major social networking sites reignites the ongoing dilemma of the password. As humans, we have the natural tendency to simplify its content and use. Unfortunately, hackers and data thieves know this and use it to their advantage. Perhaps … 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

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

August 10, 2011 • Published Categories Acquirer Programs, Archive Tags , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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