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

Merchants: Know Your Service Providers!

August 7, 2014 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , , , , , , , , ,
Know your service provider

Know Your Customer There’s an acronym we use in the payments industry: KYC.  With KYC, which is Know Your Customer, we’re referring to ISOs’ and acquirers’ need to know the type of business each of their merchants conducts. If due diligence for KYC doesn’t take place, … Read more

New “Backoff” Point-of-Sale Malware Alert

July 31, 2014 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , , , ,
Remote security

The United States Computer Emergency Readiness Team (US-CERT) has issued an advisory warning of a new POS malware that, “at the time of discovery and analysis…had low to zero percent anti-virus detection rates, which means that fully updated anti-virus engines on fully patched computers could … Read more