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

The Who, How and Why of Intrusion Detection

December 1, 2015 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , ,

Understanding the need for intrusion detection. At 115-pages, PCI DSS v3.1 makes it clear there’s much to consider when evaluating the security of your payment card environment. In fact, you may be questioning how much effort to put into the task. Is it all futile … Read more

FTC Loses Data Security Case, But Defendant Loses Too

November 18, 2015 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , ,

Like the Wyndam Hotel case, the FTC was going after LabMD for suboptimal data security practices that led to consumer harm. Despite winning the case, LabMD has been affected in a big way. The cost and distraction of the legal battle drove the company out … Read more

PCI SSC Issues New Data Breach Guidance

September 30, 2015 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , , , ,

The PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) has issued welcome new guidance to help organizations respond to a data breach event. In its September 29 press release, the Council writes: “For any organization connected to the internet, it is not a question of if but when … Read more

Does PCI Compliance Equal Security? [Video]

September 22, 2015 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , ,

Companies are innovating all the time, which means new platforms and devices are constantly coming into play. These emerging technologies often generate, transmit and/or store vital business and customer data. At the same time the bad guys are also innovating. These hackers are organized, agile … Read more