Small-Business Cybersecurity: Acquirers Make a Difference!

July 7, 2016 • Published Categories Acquirer ProgramsTags , , , , ,

New Small-Business Cybersecurity Tools for Acquirers Today the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) announced a significant advancement in its efforts to foster small-business cybersecurity: A set of payment protection resources that acquirers can use to educate and empower the small merchants they serve to fight … Read more

How to Reduce Your Online Business’s PCI Burden

June 3, 2016 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , ,
PCI Burden

Prepare Your Online Business for PCI 3.2 As they continue to evolve, the PCI DSS and its corresponding Self-Assessment Questionnaires (SAQs) are reflecting an increasing scrutiny on the way online businesses implement and manage the e-commerce functionality. Online Retailers in Hackers’ Crosshairs The majority of … Read more

PCI Scope: Getting It Wrong Can Be Explosive [Video]

May 16, 2016 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , , ,

The Moving Target of PCI Scope You’ve got a business to run, yet today’s threat landscape demands that you quickly address your business’s security weaknesses. Effectively addressing the business’s security needs involves isolating the environment that attackers could exploit. But how can you isolate the … Read more

PCI Compliance is Important and Your Acquirer Can Help!

March 30, 2016 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , ,

Guest post by Ray Moorman, Director of Product Management, Vantiv Integrated Payments (formerly Mercury Payment Systems) PCI remains a blind spot for many merchants When the first version of the PCI DSS was released in 2004, the intent was to improve cardholder information security and prevent fraud. The … Read more

Small Business and PCI Cost vs. Benefit

January 12, 2015 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , , , , , , , ,

“Bureaucratic bull crap.” “A waste of my time.” “Simply not relevant.” Many small business owners wonder why they would ever need to comply with a security standard like the PCI DSS. Some wonder quietly and some more vocally. Either way, it’s an important question to … Read more