Top 5 Takeaways from the 2013 North American PCI Community Meeting

October 14, 2013 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Mandalay Bay PCI Compliance Meeting

In recent years, the annual PCI Community Meetings (both here in the U.S. and abroad) have served as an important forum for discussing and gaining a stronger understanding of payment data security best practices and requirements. With the planned release of version 3.0 of both … Read more

More and More Hackers are “Foodies.” Well, Sort of…

February 5, 2013 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Foodies

According to the most recent Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, hackers are apparently spending a lot more time discovering the latest hip, trendy restaurants. But they are not spending money on artisanal cheeses, free-range chicken, or chickpea and orzo salad with Piquillo pepper vinaigrette. Nope. They … Read more

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

June 11, 2012 • Published Categories Archive, Best PracticesTags , , , , , , , ,

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 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

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

Security vs. PCI Compliance

January 30, 2009 • Published Categories ArchiveTags , , , , , , , , ,

Reading accounts of highly publicized data breaches over the last few months occurring in companies that are seemingly PCI compliant, begs the question, “does PCI compliance equal security?” The answer is, “it depends.” Unfortunately no business is ever completely secure, but companies can mitigate their … Read more