Building More Momentum: Why Now is the Perfect Time for Acquirers to Re-Tool their PCI Programs

February 14, 2014 • Published Categories Acquirer ProgramsTags , , , , , , , ,

The last couple of months have felt like a rollercoaster ride for those of us in the security and compliance space, as we watch multiple retailers come forward about data breaches and the forensic evidence being uncovered. In the midst of this, ControlScan has conducted … Read more

How the Right Hosted Payment Technologies Reduce Online Merchants’ PCI Scope

April 30, 2013 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , , , , ,

The exponential growth associated with mobile device adoption is spurring a digital commerce disruption within most every facet of business. Small businesses have great benefit potential when they harness these new opportunities to sell online and via mobile devices, because today’s myriad cloud-based services can … Read more

How ISOs & Acquirers Can Assess, Educate and Protect Their Merchants

August 10, 2011 • Published Categories Acquirer Programs, ArchiveTags , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The days of simply sending a newsletter or statement stuffer to a merchant describing the PCI requirements may no longer be sufficient to protect the Acquiring community (Sponsor Banks, Processors and ISOs) from the card brand obligations, liability and the impact of state law violations. … Read more

Security as a Checklist? Think Again.

July 14, 2011 • Published Categories Archive, PCI 101Tags , , , , , ,

The concept of summarizing Payment Card Industry (PCI) requirements into a simple checklist is a welcome one, especially for merchants without a dedicated security team and budget. These are usually merchants with less than one million in annual transactions and who only recently have been … Read more