Don’t Underestimate the Importance of Process in Your Balanced Security Approach

Whether you are a big hospitality chain, a quick-service restaurant or a small retail apparel store, payment security is critical to your business and your reputation. Your customers entrust their payment information to you, and they expect you to protect it.

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Your Balanced Security Approach Can (and Must) Include Your Employees

A Balanced security approach is a fundamental best practice when it comes to securing your payment infrastructure. Encryption and tokenization, firewalls for back-office systems or mobile device management (MDM) solutions can play a major role in preventing data theft ⁠— but a purely technology-based strategy isn’t a cure-all. Employees, from high-level executives to in-store associates, are an essential piece of your tiered security strategy.

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Five Ways Going Semi-Integrated Can Help ISVs Stay Ahead

Payments technology is evolving quickly and so are merchants’ needs and expectations along with it. For independent software vendors (ISVs), becoming a merchant’s preferred provider during this time of rapid change may seem especially challenging.

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PCI Standards in 2019: Q&A with CTO Troy Leach

What do stakeholders need to know about PCI Security Standards in 2019? PCI SSC Chief Technology Officer Troy Leach provides an update on what to expect for changes to existing standards and a look at those in development this year.  

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Why PCI Compliance Isn’t Enough?

We get it, PCI Compliance is a recurring topic that feels like a thorn in everyone’s side. It comes up again and again during conversations and integrations and is an important discussion to have. There are many PCI compliance standards that you may have heard of including PCI DSS, PCI PTS and so on. These standards were designed to keep payment solutions in check and make sure the sensitive card data remains safe. The PCI DSS, for example, refers to the Data Security Standard released by the PCI Council that are put in place to ensure that all businesses that accept, process, store and/ or transmit cardholder data (i.e., credit card information), do it in the safest way possible. By following these regulations, merchants can better protect their payment infrastructures from data breaches.

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