EMV is Not a Security Technology

July 1, 2015 • Published Categories Best Practices, UncategorizedTags , , , , ,

What? You are probably aware that chip cards (EMV) will ultimately replace magnetic stripe cards. You are also likely aware that if your business accepts credit cards then you must be able to accept EMV cards by October, 2015, or you may have to pay … Read more

If I Don’t Switch to EMV Will I No Longer Be PCI Compliant?

April 2, 2015 • Published Categories Ask the QSATags , , , , ,

Question: I have a small retail shop and am not worried about fraud. But if I don’t upgrade and get an EMV enabled credit card machine, will that mean that I am no longer PCI compliant? Answer: Even though the adoption of the EMV initiative—which … Read more

Will EMV Make You PCI Compliant?

December 18, 2014 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , , , , , , ,

Understanding EMV’s capabilities with the concepts of data security and PCI compliance. Many merchant acquirers, payment processors and Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) have been reaching out to business owners to alert them of America’s 2015 migration from magstripe (i.e., “swipe”) credit/debit cards to EMV (i.e., “chip”) payment cards. … Read more

How EMV Can Fail

May 21, 2014 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , ,

If you’ve been following the media reports surrounding Target’s massive data breach, then you’ve no doubt heard the acronym “EMV.” The credit card chip technology is on an imminent path for widespread implementation in the U.S. marketplace, but many have speculated that EMV by itself … Read more

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