October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month!

October 7, 2015 • Published Categories Industry Topics Tags , , , , ,

October is a month of awareness for many causes, one of which is cyber security. National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM) is a growing global effort among colleges and universities, businesses, government agencies, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote online safety awareness. People are … Read more

Ready Your 3.0 SAQ Game Plan

December 17, 2014 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , , , , , , ,

2014 has been a year filled with news about breaches – big breaches – record breaking breaches. I have spent the majority of the year talking to many people about PCI DSS version 3.0 SAQs.  I have spoken to Merchant Banks, Processors, small businesses, IT … Read more

3 Reasons to Get Involved in Your Merchants’ mPOS Adoption

September 17, 2014 • Published Categories Acquirer Programs Tags , , , , , , , , ,

ControlScan has just released a new report detailing its latest research findings on mobile technology adoption among small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs). The report, Mobile at the Point of Sale: How SMBs are Adopting Mobile Devices to Accept Card-Present Payments, is based on input from … Read more

3 Basic Ways to Avoid PCI Paralysis

June 10, 2014 • Published Categories PCI 101 Tags , ,

Combat security threats while achieving PCI compliance. Over the past several months, a barrage of news stories and opinion pieces has sent a worrisome message: The payment security war is being lost because PCI standards are failing us. This defeatist belief that the hackers have … Read more

5 Best Practices for Securing Your Small Biz

April 23, 2014 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , , , , , , , ,
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The best way to truly strengthen your business’s security posture—which is the goal of the PCI DSS—is to have a sober understanding of your risk as well as the full scope of your PCI compliance responsibility. Here are five best practices for easily and cost-effectively … Read more