What Merchants Should Know about PCI SSC’s Data Security Standard 3.1

October 7, 2015 • Published Categories PCI 101, SMB MerchantsTags , , , , ,

Merchants should ensure they are in compliance with PCI SSC’s Data Security Standard version 3.1. Guest post by Ray Moorman, Mercury Payment Systems. The PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) released its new Data Security Standard 3.1, which clarifies some points of the standards that went into effect … 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

3 Reasons to Get Involved in Your Merchants’ mPOS Adoption

September 17, 2014 • Published Categories Acquirer ProgramsTags , , , , , , , , ,

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

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

Taking Stock and Surviving Windows XP End of Life

April 10, 2014 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , , , , , , ,

Guest post by Jason Richelson, ShopKeep POS April 8th has come and gone, and chances are your small business is still standing. However, there is no time for a false sense of security if the Windows XP operating system is running in your IT or … Read more