The Three Essential Elements of Authentic PCI Compliance

March 27, 2017 • Published Categories Acquirer Programs Tags , , ,
Authentic PCI compliance goes beyond simply checking the boxes of your SAQ

How many of your merchants are just checking the boxes? Checkbox compliance is nothing new in the payments industry. In fact, Google “checkbox compliance” and you quickly see that thousands of posts have been written about it. These posts describe the exercise of racing to … Read more

“How Do I Report a PCI Violation?”

November 2, 2016 • Published Categories PCI 101 Tags
PCI Violation

Consumers raise red flags about non-compliant businesses. While most of the PCI compliance questions we receive are from businesses working to understand and implement the standard, there is one question we are asked time and again by consumers. That question is, “How do I report … Read more

Small-Business Cybersecurity: Acquirers Make a Difference!

July 7, 2016 • Published Categories Acquirer Programs Tags , , , , ,

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

How Can Your PCI Compliance Efforts Ultimately Save Your Business Money?

March 3, 2016 • Published Categories Industry Topics Tags ,

Guest post by Ray Moorman, Director of Product Management, Vantiv Integrated Payments (formerly Mercury Payment Systems) Making the Most of PCI Compliance Security isn’t a profit center. In fact, it can be downright costly to maintain a fully compliant system. However, the benefits you gain by ensuring that … Read more

The PCI Basics & Quick Guide

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

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