Month: February 2013

IT skills gap supports need for trusted card processing software partner

IT skills gap supports need for trusted card processing software partner

A card processing software provider that is independently certified to follow the standards established by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) offers merchants assurances that their credit card processing system meets security requirements.

Study demonstrates importance of choosing the right credit card processor

Study demonstrates importance of choosing the right credit card processor

A study that evaluated more than 450 data breaches worldwide in 2012 underscores how important it is for merchants to carefully scrutinize their choices when aligning with a third-party technology provider, such as a credit card processing company.

PCI SSC offers new merchant guidance on mobile payments

PCI SSC offers new merchant guidance on mobile payments

Shortly after releasing one guidance document for merchants looking to implement cloud-based payment processing systems, the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council (SSC) has published a second information supplement aimed at offering best practices for the mitigation of mobile payment security risks.

Know your PCI compliance requirements, and keep them on hand

Know your PCI compliance requirements, and keep them on hand

The best way to become familiar with compliance standards is by establishing a partnership with a trusted credit card processing company that is staffed with experts who can educate you on the ins and outs of regulations and responsibilities.

PCI publishes fresh guidance on cloud security

PCI publishes fresh guidance on cloud security

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council (SSC) released an information supplement earlier this month titled “PCI DSS Cloud Computing Guidelines,” in which the organization outlined a number of best practices for businesses implementing cloud-based payment solutions.

Merchants must strike balance between service and security

Merchants must strike balance between service and security

Whether they operate a brick-and-mortar location or an e-commerce website – or both – businesses have an obligation to protect the sensitive payment information given to them by customers. Third-party support providers – such as those that offer credit card processing software – can offer the guidance these professionals need to ensure this data is kept secure, says one expert.

Social media’s impact on merchants and POS systems

Social media’s impact on merchants and POS systems

Yet another area where the Web and real-world locations intersect, social media can play a significant role in the day-to-day operations of any business. Many POS systems these days are connected to the internet and capable of traditional Web browsing and other functions.

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