The Perils of Relying on P2PE

August 21, 2018 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , , ,
P2PE is no security silver bullet!

Point-to-point Encryption (P2PE) is an awesome tool for securing retailers’ payment card data. ControlScan highly recommends it in every environment where it’s feasible and cost effective to do so. (We operate security infrastructure in many retail environments with integrated POS systems, where P2PE is either … Read more

EMV is Not a Security Technology

July 1, 2015 • Published Categories Best Practices, UncategorizedTags , , , , ,

What? You are probably aware that chip cards (EMV) will ultimately replace magnetic stripe cards. You are also likely aware that if your business accepts credit cards then you must be able to accept EMV cards by October, 2015, or you may have to pay … Read more

Will EMV Make You PCI Compliant?

December 18, 2014 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , , , , , , ,

Understanding EMV’s capabilities with the concepts of data security and PCI compliance. Many merchant acquirers, payment processors and Independent Sales Organizations (ISOs) have been reaching out to business owners to alert them of America’s 2015 migration from magstripe (i.e., “swipe”) credit/debit cards to EMV (i.e., “chip”) payment cards. … Read more