Taking Stock and Surviving Windows XP End of Life

April 10, 2014 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , , , , , , ,

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

More and More Hackers are “Foodies.” Well, Sort of…

February 5, 2013 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Foodies

According to the most recent Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, hackers are apparently spending a lot more time discovering the latest hip, trendy restaurants. But they are not spending money on artisanal cheeses, free-range chicken, or chickpea and orzo salad with Piquillo pepper vinaigrette. Nope. They … Read more

Holiday POS Security: A Quick Reference for the SMB Retailer

December 10, 2012 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , , , , , ,
Shoppers move past many stores brimming with lots of sales, luring them in for big savings at Woodland Mall. (T.J. Hamilton | The Grand Rapids Press)

SMB retailers are now in the throes of the holiday season. While the focus is (understandably) on making sales, it is not a time to let your guard down when it comes to POS security. That’s because data thieves are relying upon the holiday hustle … Read more

How ISOs & Acquirers Can Assess, Educate and Protect Their Merchants

August 10, 2011 • Published Categories Acquirer Programs, ArchiveTags , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

The days of simply sending a newsletter or statement stuffer to a merchant describing the PCI requirements may no longer be sufficient to protect the Acquiring community (Sponsor Banks, Processors and ISOs) from the card brand obligations, liability and the impact of state law violations. … Read more

What Constitutes a Payment Application?

November 25, 2008 • Published Categories ArchiveTags , , , , , ,

Companies frequently ask us about what constitutes a payment application as it relates to PCI Compliance. The term payment application has a very broad meaning in PCI. So hopefully the content of this brief article will help clarify the subject and better define the term. … Read more