4 Reasons Why Card-Present Transactions Are Better for Your Business

When it comes to managing a business, owners want to run it efficiently, maximize revenue and optimize their operations. But often, they miss on simple opportunities and leave money on the table – and sometimes, it all comes down to how they accept payments.

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What’s Next for the PCI P2PE Standard?

What happens next with the PCI Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) Standard? PCI SSC Chief Technology Officer Troy Leach provides an update.

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The Evolution of Payments: From Expense to Business Tool

Payment acceptance for the longest time was thought to be a necessary business expense. But over the last decade, a few significant changes have transformed the definition of “payments” in the industry. One of the changes that acted as a catalyst in this transformation is the improved efficiency in carrying out electronic transactions. Combined with the advancement in technology over the last two decades, innovative solutions have become easily available in the market for all merchants (big or small) looking to improve efficiency and enhance their customers’ experience.

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New PCI Software-Based PIN Entry on COTS Standard

The PCI SSC has announced a new PCI Security Standard for software-based PIN entry on commercial off-the-shelf devices (COTS), such as smartphones and tablets. The PCI Software-Based PIN Entry (SPoC) Standard provides a software-based approach for protecting PIN entry on the wide variety of COTS devices in the market today. The security requirements are for solution providers to use in developing secure solutions that enable EMV contact and contactless transactions with PIN entry on the merchant’s consumer device using a secure PIN entry application in combination with a Secure Card Reader for PIN (SCRP). Here we talk with PCI SSC Chief Technology Officer Troy Leach about the new standard, what makes it different than other PCI PIN Standards, and how it’s designed to secure payment data.

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PCI P2PE Validated Solutions – The Ultimate Defense Against Payment Card Data Breaches

Over the past few years, massive data breaches have frequently dominated the national headlines. Nearly every industry has been adversely impacted by malicious hackers. If your personal information was stolen from your doctor’s office, favorite retailer, or credit reporting agency, would you continue to trust them with your payment card data?  

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