Acquirers: Are Your Smallest Merchants the Biggest Risk?

January 19, 2018 • Published Categories Acquirer ProgramsTags , ,
Acquirers: Are Your Smallest Merchants the Biggest Risk?

High-risk payment acceptance is everywhere. A recent payment experience at my local dry cleaners caused me some alarm, so much so that I described it in detail on LinkedIn: Without any real forethought I pulled out my debit card. Maybe it was the knowledge that … Read more

Small-Business Cybersecurity: Acquirers Make a Difference!

July 7, 2016 • Published Categories Acquirer ProgramsTags , , , , ,

New Small-Business Cybersecurity Tools for Acquirers Today the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) announced a significant advancement in its efforts to foster small-business cybersecurity: A set of payment protection resources that acquirers can use to educate and empower the small merchants they serve to fight … Read more

“Do I Really Need a Firewall?”

January 5, 2016 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , , ,

Ask the security and compliance experts. PCI Compliance Guide readers regularly ask us questions and we are happy to answer as many as we can. That’s because this site’s (and ControlScan’s) goal is to help make the process simpler and clear up any misinformation by providing actionable, … Read more

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