What Merchants Should Know about PCI SSC’s Data Security Standard 3.1

October 7, 2015 • Published Categories PCI 101, SMB MerchantsTags , , , , ,

Merchants should ensure they are in compliance with PCI SSC’s Data Security Standard version 3.1. Guest post by Ray Moorman, Mercury Payment Systems. The PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) released its new Data Security Standard 3.1, which clarifies some points of the standards that went into effect … Read more

Five PCI DSS 3.0 “Best Practices” About to Become Required

May 18, 2015 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , , , , ,

When PCI DSS v3.0 became effective January 1, 2015, businesses were allowed an additional six months’ leeway on a handful of requirements. During that time period, these “evolving requirements” could be considered “best practices” rather than must do’s. As of July 1, 2015, however, these … Read more

A First Look at PCI DSS 3.1

April 22, 2015 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , ,

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has now officially released PCI DSS v3.1. This release contains some relatively minor clarifications needed after the last major release (v3.0) went into full effect January 1, 2015.  The primary driver for this new release, however, is the … Read more

PCI DSS v3.1 and SSL: What you should do NOW.

March 5, 2015 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , , , , , , , , , ,

12/21/15 Update: The PCI SSC is extending the migration completion date to 30 June 2018 for transitioning from SSL and TLS 1.0 to a secure version of TLS (currently v1.1 or higher). Learn more here.  4/15/15 Update: The PCI SSC released PCI DSS v3.1 on its … Read more