“Are ‘Knuckle Busters’ PCI Compliant?”

July 3, 2014 • Published Categories Ask the QSATags , , , , ,

Question: I run a restaurant business and have a question regarding “manual credit card processing.” In the event my cc system (POS) goes down, how can I process credit cards without taking a manual imprint of the card? Answer: I’m guessing your question comes from the … 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

Key Takeaways from the SSC Mobile and Cloud Guidelines

March 18, 2013 • Published Categories Industry Topics, ISOs/AcquirersTags , , , , , , , ,
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

The PCI SSC Releases New Mobile Payment Acceptance Security Guidelines for Developers and Device Manufacturers

September 25, 2012 • Published Categories Archive, Industry TopicsTags , , , , , , , ,
New Mobile Payment Acceptance

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) released new guidelines during its recent Community Meeting in Orlando. The new Mobile Payment Acceptance Security guidelines apply to the payment applications identified in Mobile Payment Acceptance Application Category 3, and they give software developers and mobile … Read more

Five Steps Before Using a Mobile Device to Accept Credit Cards

September 17, 2012 • Published Categories Best Practices, PCI 101Tags , , , , , ,

How mobile payment technology impacts your business. The taxi driver at the airport took your credit card using Square on an iPhone. The plumber that fixed your leaky pipes swiped your card on a PayPal device connected to an Android phone. And that posh restaurant where … Read more

The PCI SSC Releases its P2PE SAQ

July 5, 2012 • Published Categories Archive, Industry TopicsTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

In May the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) published a fact sheet to offer guidance for merchants evaluating technology to accept payments using a smartphone or iPad/tablet. Read More