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.
Month: February 2013
One government agency has implored the White House to develop a fresh framework for its government IT security infrastructure.
Though merchants understand that the penalties for failing to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) can be severe, one expert questions whether the cost of compliance exceeds its value.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There’s been a lot of talk recently about the difference between user interface and user experience when shopping on e-commerce websites.