Security and PCI Compliance

MAXMIND’s MinFraud Review

The minFraud service from MAXMIND aims to reduce or eliminate these risks and costs. It uses data points from over a billion transactions to create a risk score for any cards you’re processing. It can then combine that risk score with rules and thresholds you set so you can automatically decide whether to accept or…

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Some of the hidden costs of taking credit and debit card payments are fraud and chargebacks — areas where a card is used in a criminal way, or where a customer disputes a transaction. Left unchecked, these can be very expensive for retailers and merchants, with $8 billion in money lost to credit card fraud in 2016.

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Security and PCI Compliance

7 Steps to Achieve and Maintain PCI Compliance

Some businesses aren’t sure where to start with PCI, while others struggle to sustain PCI compliance over time. If you’ve tried searching for information, you know that the articles available are often confusing, incomplete, or overly technical. Some may not even apply to your business type or industry. So what’s the trick? Understanding what you…

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For many organizations, achieving and maintaining PCI compliance can be difficult and time consuming.

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Security and PCI Compliance

Coalfire Cybersecurity Review

With the increase in scammers and hacking, staying on top of information security is vital. Coalfire is a cybersecurity business that provides a variety of cyber security, auditing, testing, scanning, and other services. In this review, we’ll explore what those services are and how they can help you keep client data safe. About Coalfire Coalfire…

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If you’re dealing with credit card payment information, sensitive financial data, or other details relating to money and finances, you need to ensure your data is safe.

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Credit Card Processing, Security and PCI Compliance

Qualified Integrator and Reseller (QIR) Requirements

This article focuses on the new QIR requirements. For details about PCI compliance and validation, including Visa’s Technology Innovation Program (TIP) validation exceptions, please visit: PCI Compliance is Required. Visa’s Notification Who does this affect? Exceptions Why are QIRs required? Finding Qualified QIRs Non-Compliance Penalties Benefits What to Do Visa’s Notification You’ve likely received a…

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The processing world will change in January 2017. Businesses considered “Level 4” must comply with new Visa data security regulations, including the use of Qualified Integrators and Resellers (QIRs) for installing equipment and validating PCI compliance yearly. But as Digital Transactions notes, there’s still confusion about who must be certified, and what the new requirements actually are. Here’s what you need to know.

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Security and PCI Compliance

Complete Review of Kount

Maximizing your revenue is one of the main things you think about as a businessperson — Any money you lose to costs, leakage, or other factors directly impacts your bottom line. One area that can cause a big problem is fraud, especially credit card fraud. Fraud detection and mitigation is important. It’s estimated that around…

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Kount is a service designed to protect your business from fraud. In this review we’ll explore its various products and services, find out how it can help your business, and see what other people have to say.

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Security and PCI Compliance

Trustwave Security Solutions

Credit and debit card fraud is a multi-billion dollar crime industry, with issuers absorbing roughly 60 percent of the annual losses and businesses hit for the other 40 percent. Trustwave offers multiple services for businesses, but for the purposes of this article we’ll focus on PCI compliance and payment services. Introduction to Trustwave PCI Compliance…

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Cybersecurity firm Trustwave provides businesses with tools for data protection and risk reduction in the fight against digital crime.

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Credit Card Processing, Security and PCI Compliance

How to Identify Credit Card Skimmers at Your Business

This type of theft is most common at retail outlets where credit cards are handled by employees – most frequently restaurant and bars – or where card terminals aren’t regularly monitored, such as at gas stations. As a business owner, it is important to know what to look for to avoid risk to your consumers,…

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Credit card skimming (or “shimming,” in the case of chip cards) is a form of theft by which credit card information is stolen with just a small bit of technology, typically installed at the credit card terminal. Thieves install “skimmers” or devices to read and save card information undetected.

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Credit Card Processing, Security and PCI Compliance

PCI Compliance for Mobile Devices

When using a smartphone, tablet or other mobile POS system, these same standards apply. In addition, specific mobile payments standards apply. In this article, we’ll go over concepts regarding payment security and remaining compliant when processing cards. Security Risks of the Digital Age The Costs of Non-Compliance What to Know About Mobile Compliance Approved POI…

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If you’ve taken credit cards in your store, you probably know that PCI compliance is required. The Payment Card Industry (PCI) set forth a Data Security Standard (DSS) it requires adherence to from any business that processes, stores, or transmits payment card data. But did you know that PCI compliance applies when you take credit cards using your smartphone with a card reader, like Square or PayPal Here?

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