Small-Business Cybersecurity: Acquirers Make a Difference!

July 7, 2016 • Published Categories Acquirer ProgramsTags , , , , ,

New Small-Business Cybersecurity Tools for Acquirers Today the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) announced a significant advancement in its efforts to foster small-business cybersecurity: A set of payment protection resources that acquirers can use to educate and empower the small merchants they serve to fight … Read more

PCI Compliance is Important and Your Acquirer Can Help!

March 30, 2016 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , ,

Guest post by Ray Moorman, Director of Product Management, Vantiv Integrated Payments (formerly Mercury Payment Systems) PCI remains a blind spot for many merchants When the first version of the PCI DSS was released in 2004, the intent was to improve cardholder information security and prevent fraud. The … Read more

You’re Non-Compliant with PCI. Now What?

December 11, 2015 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , , , ,

You gather up all the necessary documentation and sit down to complete the SAQ for your business—only to realize that you can’t answer “yes” to all the questions. Somewhere, something down the line occurred which now makes things complicated. When confronted with the reality of … Read more

3 Reasons to Get Involved in Your Merchants’ mPOS Adoption

September 17, 2014 • Published Categories Acquirer ProgramsTags , , , , , , , , ,

ControlScan has just released a new report detailing its latest research findings on mobile technology adoption among small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). The report, Mobile at the Point of Sale: How SMBs are Adopting Mobile Devices to Accept Card-Present Payments, is based on input from … Read more

Visa Issues Security Alert Regarding Insecure Remote Access

July 3, 2014 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The recent rash of data security breaches stemming from insecure remote access and user credential management issues has prompted Visa to issue a Data Security Alert to all merchants and the acquirers who serve them. Here is the statement from Visa’s email, which ControlScan received … Read more