How To Select A PCI Compliant Service Provider: Advice For Small Business Owners

June 13, 2013 • Published Categories PCI 101 Tags , , , ,

Service providers are a key component to ensuring compliance. Outsourcing to a PCI-compliant service provider is one of the best ways business owners can help reduce their PCI obligations and risk of a data breach. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to make … Read more

PCI Compliance and the Service Provider

February 26, 2013 • Published Categories PCI 101 Tags , , , , ,

Why Merchant Service Providers Must Commit to Stronger Security The complementary growth in cloud-based services such as data hosting and payment processing has created a new breed of service provider. These service providers and their systems interact with sensitive data from a variety of business … Read more

Level 2 Merchants Beware: Your PCI Validation Process Could Be Changing

August 29, 2012 • Published Categories Archive, PCI 101 Tags , , , , , , , , , ,

If your business processes between 1 million and 6 million credit card transactions annually and you accept MasterCard as a form of payment, your PCI validation process is probably about to change. Up until June 30, 2012, virtually all Level 2 merchants (defined by both … Read more

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

August 10, 2011 • Published Categories Acquirer Programs, Archive Tags , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

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