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

Got a Payment Card Data Breach?

December 1, 2014 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , , ,

While many payment card data breaches are easily preventable, they can and do still happen to businesses of all sizes. If your small or mid-sized business has discovered it’s been breached, the ETA’s Risk, Fraud & Security Committee and Arnall Golden Gregory LLP have produced a straightforward guide … Read more

5 Best Practices for Securing Your Small Biz

April 23, 2014 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , , , , , , , , ,
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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