Top 5 Takeaways from the 2013 North American PCI Community Meeting

October 14, 2013 • Published Categories Industry Topics Tags , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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

The Top 5 Questions to ask a Prospective Penetration Tester

July 12, 2013 • Published Categories PCI 101 Tags , ,
Questions to Ask a Penetration Tester

How to Find an Expert Penetration Tester If any part of your business network is connected to the Internet, then the information your business handles is within the reach of hackers and cybercriminals. For this reason, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requires that … Read more

How To Select A PCI Compliant Service Provider: Advice For Small Business Owners

June 13, 2013 • Published Categories PCI 101 Tags , , , ,

Service providers are a key component to ensuring compliance. Outsourcing to a PCI-compliant service provider is one of the best ways business owners can help reduce their PCI obligations and risk of a data breach. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to make … Read more

Key Takeaways from the SSC Mobile and Cloud Guidelines

March 18, 2013 • Published Categories Industry Topics, ISOs/Acquirers Tags , , , , , , , ,
SSC Mobile and Cloud Guidlines

The PCI Mobile Payment Acceptance Security Guidelines for Merchants as End-Users was designed to create awareness of challenges in and best practices for accepting payments with a mobile device. The following are three key takeaways from the document: General-purpose mobile devices (i.e., smartphones, tablets, etc.) are designed … Read more

PCI Compliance and the Service Provider

February 26, 2013 • Published Categories PCI 101 Tags , , , , ,

Why Merchant Service Providers Must Commit to Stronger Security The complementary growth in cloud-based services such as data hosting and payment processing has created a new breed of service provider. These service providers and their systems interact with sensitive data from a variety of business … Read more

More and More Hackers are “Foodies.” Well, Sort of…

February 5, 2013 • Published Categories Industry Topics Tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
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