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

May 16, 2016 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , ,

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 Practices Tags , ,

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 101 Tags , , , , , , , ,

“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

IE Vulnerability: Crisis Averted for Windows XP Users?

May 2, 2014 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , , ,

Windows XP users may be breathing a sigh of relief following Microsoft’s announcement that it is patching—even for XP users—a major vulnerability discovered in its popular Internet Explorer (IE) browser. But folks, we’re just getting started. Now that the April 8 end date for Microsoft … Read more

Taking Stock and Surviving Windows XP End of Life

April 10, 2014 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , , , , , ,

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