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

5 Best Practices for Securing Your Small Biz

April 23, 2014 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , , , , , , , , ,
Hosted Payment Technologies

The best way to truly strengthen your business’s security posture—which is the goal of the PCI DSS—is to have a sober understanding of your risk as well as the full scope of your PCI compliance responsibility. Here are five best practices for easily and cost-effectively … Read more

More Specialized SAQs: The New SAQ B-IP

April 8, 2014 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The new PCI DSS version 3.0 Self Assessment Questionnaires (SAQs) are out, and after our initial look, there are some notable differences. This article focuses on the brand new “SAQ B-IP” for “Merchants with Standalone, IP-Connected PTS Point-of-Interaction (POI) Terminals – No Electronic Cardholder Data … 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

Web Application Security – How do you know which Solutions will work best for your Business?

March 9, 2008 • Published Categories ArchiveTags , , , , , , , , ,

If you must store credit card data or you are interested in strengthening your current security practices, it is important to focus attention on your Web applications. PCI Requirement 6.6 requires that you ensure that all Web-facing applications are protected against known attacks by applying … Read more