Understanding Common Debit AID and Why It Matters

You may not know this, but the U.S. possibly has the most complex point of sale (POS) debit payment system on the planet. You can trace this back to its origins as an ATM card acceptance process, supported by multiple ATM networks. These grew into what we know as today’s POS networks. With support from major card brands, the concept of “signature debit” transactions is processed through credit networks.

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Why Validated P2PE Services Will Be a Major Asset for Grocers in 2021

2020 was a tumultuous year for grocers. While they were one of the few essential businesses that were open during the initial COVID-19 lockdowns in the US, it took a while before their in-store foot traffic bounced back. The Health and safety of the shoppers and store staff is of prime importance, but grocers shouldn’t overlook the health and safety of their data. While the foot traffic to a store may seem significantly low – the need for security solutions is still urgent.

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POS Data Security: Are You Doing Enough to Keep Merchants Safe?

How point of sale (POS) ISVs and VARs provided solutions to their clients has evolved over time. When ISVs first developed POS software, the focus was on the technology itself and how superior management via purpose-built solutions compared to using electronic cash registers and standalone credit card terminals. As more businesses implemented POS systems, the focus shifted toward the customer experiences they could provide and the impact it had on merchants’ competitiveness. Although the importance of leveraging technology for greater efficiency and enhanced CX continues, a new priority has emerged: POS data security.

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Protecting Payments While Working Remotely

PCI SSC is dedicated to providing necessary guidance to the payments industry during evolving circumstances related to COVID-19. The current climate is forcing more global organizations to a remote-work model. As organizations make this shift, it is important to maintain security practices to protect payment card data. The following are excerpts related to remote work best practices taken from the PCI SSC Information Supplement “Protecting Telephone-Based Payment Card Data”.

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Biometrics in Payments 101: What Can Retailers Expect to See?

How are biometrics being used in payments? This is a question that’s starting to come up as the technology gains traction in the industry - and for good reason. Biometrics may soon change the way people pay online and in-store.

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