PAN Storage and the PCI DSS

June 11, 2015 • Published Categories PCI 101 Tags , , , , , , , , ,

The Basics of Storing PAN Data While the only Pan you might currently know is Peter, you should also get to know and understand the acronym PAN if your business accepts credit cards. PAN stands for Primary Account Number, and it is a key piece … Read more

“Is it OK to email inactive credit card numbers?”

May 1, 2014 • Published Categories PCI 101 Tags , , , , ,

Question: Is a card that has been closed by an issuer that is no longer active still subject to the same compliance standards as an active card when looking to email a card number in the clear? Answer: First, I would recommend to NEVER email a credit card … Read more

“We would like to request a credit card number in advance of an event…”

April 17, 2014 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , , , , , , , ,

Question: We are developing our payment policy for a venue rental business and would like to request a credit card number to be submitted 14 days prior to the event to have on file for any damages that might occur during the event. Will I be … Read more