How Does Taking Credit Cards by Mail Work with PCI?

August 21, 2015 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , , , , , ,

As is the case with taking credit cards by phone, receiving sensitive payment information by mail or fax can raise concerns in relation to your organization’s PCI compliance process. Why is it such an issue? Because when card data is handled manually, the corresponding security … Read more

Ready Your 3.0 SAQ Game Plan

December 17, 2014 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , , , , , , , ,

2014 has been a year filled with news about breaches – big breaches – record breaking breaches. I have spent the majority of the year talking to many people about PCI DSS version 3.0 SAQs.  I have spoken to Merchant Banks, Processors, small businesses, IT … Read more

“Are ‘Knuckle Busters’ PCI Compliant?”

July 3, 2014 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , , ,

Question: I run a restaurant business and have a question regarding “manual credit card processing.” In the event my cc system (POS) goes down, how can I process credit cards without taking a manual imprint of the card? Answer: I’m guessing your question comes from the … Read more