PayPal and the PCI DSS

January 28, 2016 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , , , ,

How PayPal relates to PCI compliance There is some confusion among online businesses over how PayPal payment acceptance relates to PCI compliance. You may have heard that by using PayPal, your business is not subject to the PCI DSS. The truth is, even accepting PayPal payments … Read more

PCI SAQ 3.1: E-Commerce Options Explained

January 12, 2016 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , , , ,

Confused about PCI SAQ 3.1? It’s been almost two years since the PCI Security Standards Council introduced SAQ A-EP into its self-assessment questionnaire framework, but many online businesses are still confused about whether they should validate using it. Much of the confusion is over the … Read more

The PCI Basics & Quick Guide

January 30, 2015 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

What Do Small Merchants Need to Do to Achieve PCI Compliance?. The day has come. You have received notification from your acquirer that your organization is required to submit Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance validation. You’ve also just been informed that there are penalties – … Read more

SAQ A vs. A-EP: What E-Commerce Merchants, Service Providers Need to Know Now

June 12, 2014 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , , , ,

Taking a firm stance on the security of partially outsourced e-commerce sites. When the new PCI DSS version 3.0 Self Assessment Questionnaires (SAQs) were released earlier this year, my colleagues and I closely read them to understand the potential impact on self-assessing merchants as well … Read more

New SAQ A-EP Addresses E-Commerce Merchants Using Payment Redirects

March 7, 2014 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , , , , , ,
E-commerce Merchants

The new PCI DSS version 3.0 Self Assessment Questionnaires (SAQs) are out, and after our initial look, there are some notable differences. This article focuses on the brand new “SAQ A-EP” for “Partially Outsourced E-commerce Merchants Using a Third-Party Website for Payment Processing.” NOTE: After reading … Read more