Posts Tagged: PCI

Understanding PCI Levels and Types

Any merchant who accepts credit cards and has a merchant account must validate compliance. It does not matter if you use a 3rd party processor or if you outsource all of your credit card processing. It’s the ownership of the merchant account that defines if you must validate compliance. The only to avoid PCI compliance… Read more » Credit Card Data Stolen

Yet another data breach involving theft of credit card data has been announced. On March 13th, received notice from a customer about potential unauthorized activity on their credit card. They later discovered the network had been breached from around February 25, 2009 to April 9, 2009. The breach involved theft of names, addresses,… Read more »

PCI Compliance and Receiving Credit Card Payments by Fax

The low cost of web and email based fax delivery services may seem like a good way to save your business money but not if you receive credit card payments by fax. This would fall under the Payment Card Industry standard section 4 that requires transmission of cardholder data across open-public networks to be encrypted… Read more »

PCI Data Security Standard version 1.2 now active.

As of October 1, 2008 the PCI Data Security Standard version 1.2 became active. There are a number of changes to PCI DSS since version 1.1. Version 1.2 removes much of the ambiguity from earlier versions and provides additional details on items such as the use wireless devices.

What Are The Benefits Of PCI Compliance?

One of the most valuable commodities in this day and age is your own personal information. The more we make purchases over the Internet or over the phone, in other words: not in person, the more important that information becomes. However, as security breaches receive more coverage and are more well known to the public,… Read more »

PCI DSS Compliance

Organizations that process credit card payments are subject to fraud, hacking and many other security threats and vulnerabilities. Any company that processes, stores, or transmits credit card numbers must be PCI Compliant or else risks losing its rights and abilities to process credit card payments of any type. Merchants are required to validate compliance via… Read more »