Helping SMB Merchants Cross the Chasm of PCI Compliance [Infographic]

November 13, 2012 • Published Categories Acquirer Programs Tags , , , , , , ,

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 … Read more

Don’t Be Fooled! There’s No Such Thing as an Automated Penetration Test.

October 22, 2012 • Published Categories PCI 101 Tags , , ,

Looking for a Penetration Test Vendor? Many small merchants, having been told they need a “network penetration test,” will seek out the quickest and cheapest way possible to comply with this Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirement.  This is certainly understandable, given … Read more

Security Logging and Monitoring (PCI DSS Requirement 10): Why all the Fuss?

October 1, 2012 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , ,

Understanding PCI DSS Requirements Merchants who are just learning about the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) can become quickly overwhelmed by its lengthy list of requirements, especially when there is no IT or security expert on staff to break it down into … Read more

The PCI SSC Releases New Mobile Payment Acceptance Security Guidelines for Developers and Device Manufacturers

September 25, 2012 • Published Categories Archive, Industry Topics Tags , , , , , , , ,
New Mobile Payment Acceptance

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) released new guidelines during its recent Community Meeting in Orlando. The new Mobile Payment Acceptance Security guidelines apply to the payment applications identified in Mobile Payment Acceptance Application Category 3, and they give software developers and mobile … Read more

Five Steps Before Using a Mobile Device to Accept Credit Cards

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

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 101 Tags , , , , , , , , , ,

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