P2PE 3.0: How the latest evolution in the point-to-point encryption standard will affect you

December 18, 2019 • Published Categories Industry Topics Tags , ,
P2PE 3.0 changes that will impact you

Since 2011, the PCI Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) Standard has provided a clear path to security and compliance for card-present and mail order/telephone order (MOTO) merchants. The P2PE standard is based on secure encryption and decryption of account data at each end of the transaction, rather … Read more

The Perils of Relying on P2PE

August 21, 2018 • Published Categories PCI 101 Tags , , ,
P2PE is no security silver bullet!

Point-to-point Encryption (P2PE) is an awesome tool for securing retailers’ payment card data. ControlScan highly recommends it in every environment where it’s feasible and cost effective to do so. (We operate security infrastructure in many retail environments with integrated POS systems, where P2PE is either … Read more

EMV is Not a Security Technology

July 1, 2015 • Published Categories Best Practices, Uncategorized Tags , , , , ,

What? You are probably aware that chip cards (EMV) will ultimately replace magnetic stripe cards. You are also likely aware that if your business accepts credit cards then you must be able to accept EMV cards by October, 2015, or you may have to pay … Read more

Will EMV Make You PCI Compliant?

December 18, 2014 • Published Categories PCI 101 Tags , , , , , , ,

Understanding EMV’s capabilities with the concepts of data security and PCI compliance. Many merchant acquirers, payment processors and Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) have been reaching out to business owners to alert them of America’s 2015 migration from magstripe (i.e., “swipe”) credit/debit cards to EMV (i.e., “chip”) payment cards. … Read more

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

September 25, 2012 • Published Categories Archive, Industry Topics Tags , , , , , , , ,
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