The Three Essential Elements of Authentic PCI Compliance

March 27, 2017 • Published Categories Acquirer ProgramsTags , , ,
Authentic PCI compliance goes beyond simply checking the boxes of your SAQ

How many of your merchants are just checking the boxes? Checkbox compliance is nothing new in the payments industry. In fact, Google “checkbox compliance” and you quickly see that thousands of posts have been written about it. These posts describe the exercise of racing to … Read more

For Acquirers, the Visa QIR Deadline Has Come and Gone.

March 3, 2017 • Published Categories Acquirer ProgramsTags , , ,
Did you miss the Visa QIR deadline?

If you missed the QIR deadline, you need to act fast. At last month’s Northeast Acquirers Association (NEAA) Conference, I joined the Legislative Panel to speak on the subject of the Visa Qualified Integrators & Resellers (QIR) program. My talking points were timely, given the … Read more

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