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

Ready Your 3.0 SAQ Game Plan

December 17, 2014 • Published Categories Best PracticesTags , , , , , , , ,

2014 has been a year filled with news about breaches – big breaches – record breaking breaches. I have spent the majority of the year talking to many people about PCI DSS version 3.0 SAQs.  I have spoken to Merchant Banks, Processors, small businesses, IT … Read more

The PCI DSS, Chaining and the Franchise Relationship

October 21, 2014 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , , , , , ,

Guest post by David Durko, PrivacyAtlas   My colleagues and I are often asked, “Where does the responsibility for compliance fall when a compliant service provider shares consumer data with a non-compliant third party?” This is an interesting question and one that could change how … Read more

Merchants: Know Your Service Providers!

August 7, 2014 • Published Categories PCI 101Tags , , , , , , , , ,
Know your service provider

Know Your Customer There’s an acronym we use in the payments industry: KYC.  With KYC, which is Know Your Customer, we’re referring to ISOs’ and acquirers’ need to know the type of business each of their merchants conducts. If due diligence for KYC doesn’t take place, … Read more

Top 5 Takeaways from the 2013 North American PCI Community Meeting

October 14, 2013 • Published Categories Industry TopicsTags , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Mandalay Bay PCI Compliance Meeting

In recent years, the annual PCI Community Meetings (both here in the U.S. and abroad) have served as an important forum for discussing and gaining a stronger understanding of payment data security best practices and requirements. With the planned release of version 3.0 of both … Read more