With the threats to data security in e-commerce, web application security should be the on the top of the list of concerns for any merchant. If a survey conducted by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) is any example, organizations and merchants are only responding to security threats when they should be testing the […]
Quick Chip for EMV
Quick Chip for EMV, A Specification Enhancement from Visa Time spent paying with a chip card just got a whole lot faster. Quick Chip for EMV, a specification enhancement from Visa, enables customers to dip and remove their EMV chip card at checkout in about two seconds or less. They can even do so before […]
Where Are We with Payment Security?
The EMV Standard and Payment Security In the UK, the migration to EMV technology has reduced fraud with payment security in face-to-face transactions since EMV adoption in 2003. The EMV standard operates with EMV-compliant cards (which have embedded chips instead of magnetic stripes) and EMV-compliant POS terminals. The chips require a PIN entry for a […]
Data Security: Who is Responsible?
The latest news about Heartland Payment Systems’ 2008 security breach revealed some alarming, yet important, issues about the reporting of breaches and responsibility of the players involved in data security. Heartland’s 2008 data breach is supposedly the largest breach of that year, but not the only one hit by the same hacker. According to Bob Carr, CEO […]
CISP, SDP, DISC…What Security Standards Do You Follow
As a merchant, you accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. You have learned that each card brand has its own set of data security standards guidelines. So, which one do you follow? Good news! The card industry has made that decision for you. A Little History The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) was […]