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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Why Validated P2PE Services are a Major Asset for Merchants

In the first six months of 2019 4.1 billion records were compromised in publicly disclosed breaches and with 2020 just beginning, merchants are more aware than ever about customer data security. In the midst of this, Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) has emerged as a security solution that assures payment data is as safe as possible. P2PE works to keep payment data secure in transit as well as prevent tampering at the point of sale (POS) devices themselves, as it encrypts card data at the point of interaction - when a card is inserted or swiped. From that point, the data is encrypted until it reaches the gateway so no cybercriminal or third party can access the unencrypted data.

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­­­Why Should Merchants Invest in P2PE?

Cardholder data is a tempting target for hackers, and with at least 19 major consumer companies reporting data breaches since January 2019, many merchants are looking to bolster their payment security strategies. One of the ways they can achieve this is by implementing point-to-point encryption (P2PE).

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3 Things to Know About P2PE v3.0

The PCI P2PE Standard provides a comprehensive set of security requirements for validation of P2PE solutions, applications and components to protect payment card data. Expected in December of 2019, the P2PE v3.0 Standard and Program have been streamlined to facilitate a greater degree of flexibility for industry stakeholders as well as to improve the assessment process. 

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