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 the transaction is complete […]

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 […]

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