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

5 Best Practices for Securing Your Small Biz

April 23, 2014 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , , , , , , , ,
Hosted Payment Technologies

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 Practices Tags , , , , , , ,

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

More Specialized SAQs: The New SAQ B-IP

April 8, 2014 • Published Categories Industry Topics Tags , , , , , , , , , , , ,

NOTE: There have been updates to the PCI DSS 3.0 standard since this post was published. The current revision is 3.2r1.1; however, the only significant changes to the SAQ B-IP have been the additions of segmentation testing and multifactor authentication for all remote access. The new … Read more

Building More Momentum: Why Now is the Perfect Time for Acquirers to Re-Tool their PCI Programs

February 14, 2014 • Published Categories Acquirer Programs Tags , , , , , , , ,

The last couple of months have felt like a rollercoaster ride for those of us in the security and compliance space, as we watch multiple retailers come forward about data breaches and the forensic evidence being uncovered. In the midst of this, ControlScan has conducted … Read more

A Fresh New Start Means a Fresh New Look at your PCI Status

January 8, 2014 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , , , ,
Fresh Start at PCI

Happy New Year! It’s the time of year when many of us celebrate a fresh start and make new resolutions. Your resolution may have been one of the common ones: get to the gym more, stress less, actually use those vacation days this year. And … Read more