The PCI Basics & Quick Guide

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

What Do Small Merchants Need to Do to Achieve PCI Compliance?. The day has come. You have received notification from your acquirer that your organization is required to submit Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance validation. You’ve also just been informed that there are penalties – … Read more

When to Start Worrying about the PCI DSS 3.0 SAQs

May 21, 2014 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , , , , ,

NOTE: This post was published on May 21, 2014. Please see the follow-up post, published December 17, 2014, here. Can you believe we are nearly halfway through 2014? The rapid pace of business (and life in general) can create a feeling that something is being missed, … Read more

5 Best Practices for Securing Your Small Biz

April 23, 2014 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , , , , , , , , ,
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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

Taking Stock and Surviving Windows XP End of Life

April 10, 2014 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , , , , , , ,

Guest post by Jason Richelson, ShopKeep POS April 8th has come and gone, and chances are your small business is still standing. However, there is no time for a false sense of security if the Windows XP operating system is running in your IT or … 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

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