PCI DSS v3.1 and SSL: What you should do NOW.

March 5, 2015 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , , , , , , , , ,

12/21/15 Update: The PCI SSC is extending the migration completion date to 30 June 2018 for transitioning from SSL and TLS 1.0 to a secure version of TLS (currently v1.1 or higher). Learn more here.  4/15/15 Update: The PCI SSC released PCI DSS v3.1 on its … Read more

IE Vulnerability: Crisis Averted for Windows XP Users?

May 2, 2014 • Published Categories Best Practices Tags , , , ,

Windows XP users may be breathing a sigh of relief following Microsoft’s announcement that it is patching—even for XP users—a major vulnerability discovered in its popular Internet Explorer (IE) browser. But folks, we’re just getting started. Now that the April 8 end date for Microsoft … 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

How to Find Windows XP in your IT Environment

March 25, 2014 • Published Categories Industry Topics Tags , ,
Deadline Ahead for Windows 2003 Server

If you’ve been following our Windows XP series on PCI Compliance Guide, you now know the reasons running XP after April 8, 2014 will put your business at risk and also the level of planning that needs to take place now (even if you’re reading … Read more

No Windows XP Support, No PCI Compliance?

March 19, 2014 • Published Categories Industry Topics Tags

Over the past few weeks, ControlScan has heard from several hundred small merchants who are currently running Windows XP in their IT environment. Their feedback was in response to a ControlScan survey gauging their awareness and expectations surrounding Microsoft’s sunsetting of the operating system. While … Read more