Experts predict active year of breaches ahead of EMV deadline

  • March 27, 2015

Because payment cards with EMV security chips will proliferate within the market this year, experts expect that 2015 will be an active year for breaches. This is because criminals with tried- …

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Verizon study shows PCI compliance is improving

  • March 24, 2015

As payment card standards evolve, surveys have been conducted to gauge the level of seriousness merchants pay to remaining compliant with PCI requirements. On this blog, we discussed the troubling …

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Strong third party relationships can boost efficiency of response plans

  • March 09, 2015

One of the most important facets of payment card security is enacting an emergency response plan. Prevention efforts can only go so far to protect merchants from the fallout of a breach, so …

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PCI 3.0 standards expect more constant vigilance from vendors

  • March 06, 2015

One of the biggest hurdles to payment card processing security is for companies to remain compliant between audits. As we've reported on this blog, many don't. However, continuous review and …

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Robust penetration tests are critical to data security

  • February 18, 2015

One of the most effective ways a company can determine the security of a card processing platform is to undergo a penetration test. These are required for PCI compliance, and merchants conduct them …

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What merchants need to know about the new credit card fraud liability rules

  • February 11, 2015

New rules for retailer credit card fraud are slated to go into effect on October 1, representing the first major sea change in credit fraud liability in years. But what do merchants need to know to …

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Marriott franchise hit by another string of breaches

  • February 10, 2015

Many of the Marriott Hotel locations whose credit processing systems were compromised in 2013 experienced a similar breach in the second half of last year. After several banks and credit …

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New "Ghost" vulnerability prompts warning from Homeland Security Department

  • February 09, 2015

A new vulnerability called "Ghost" has emerged as a threat to computer systems, cautions PCI Security Standards. The United States Department of Homeland Security has issued a warning to users of …

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Less than one-third of retailers remain compliant between audits

  • February 09, 2015

Businesses that use credit card merchant services are held to PCI compliance standards, but many of them only do the legwork in advance of an audit. With the spate of headline-grabbing breaches, it' …

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Supreme Court denies merchants' petition for lower debit card processing fees

  • January 22, 2015

In 2011, the Federal Reserve was accused of ignoring the Durbin Amendment to the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act when it established a debit card swiping fee of 21 cents per transaction, a cap that they …

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