How To Select A PCI Compliant Service Provider: Advice For Small Business Owners

June 13, 2013 • Published Categories PCI 101 Tags , , , ,

Service providers are a key component to ensuring compliance. Outsourcing to a PCI-compliant service provider is one of the best ways business owners can help reduce their PCI obligations and risk of a data breach. As a business owner, it is your responsibility to make … Read more

How the Right Hosted Payment Technologies Reduce Online Merchants’ PCI Scope

April 30, 2013 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , , , ,

The exponential growth associated with mobile device adoption is spurring a digital commerce disruption within most every facet of business. Small businesses have great benefit potential when they harness these new opportunities to sell online and via mobile devices, because today’s myriad cloud-based services can … Read more

Key Takeaways from the SSC Mobile and Cloud Guidelines

March 18, 2013 • Published Categories Industry Topics, ISOs/Acquirers Tags , , , , , , , ,
SSC Mobile and Cloud Guidlines

The PCI Mobile Payment Acceptance Security Guidelines for Merchants as End-Users was designed to create awareness of challenges in and best practices for accepting payments with a mobile device. The following are three key takeaways from the document: General-purpose mobile devices (i.e., smartphones, tablets, etc.) are designed … Read more

More and More Hackers are “Foodies.” Well, Sort of…

February 5, 2013 • Published Categories Industry Topics Tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Foodies

According to the most recent Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, hackers are apparently spending a lot more time discovering the latest hip, trendy restaurants. But they are not spending money on artisanal cheeses, free-range chicken, or chickpea and orzo salad with Piquillo pepper vinaigrette. Nope. They … Read more

Holiday POS Security: A Quick Reference for the SMB Retailer

December 10, 2012 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , , , , ,
Shoppers move past many stores brimming with lots of sales, luring them in for big savings at Woodland Mall. (T.J. Hamilton | The Grand Rapids Press)

SMB retailers are now in the throes of the holiday season. While the focus is (understandably) on making sales, it is not a time to let your guard down when it comes to POS security. That’s because data thieves are relying upon the holiday hustle … Read more

Helping SMB Merchants Cross the Chasm of PCI Compliance [Infographic]

November 13, 2012 • Published Categories Acquirer Programs Tags , , , , , , ,

The last four years have been marked by continued growth in Level 4 merchant data compromise, yet a recent study report from ControlScan and Merchant Warehouse reveals that many SMB merchants are still not receiving—or effectively responding to—messages about cardholder data security. How ISOs and Acquirers can … Read more