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Archive for May, 2011

Taking The Grand Blogging Prize

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Bending The Rules

Additionally, under the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, passed by Congress in 2010, retailers and restaurant owners can set minimum price levels for the use of credit cards in their establishments. The minimum must be under $10. Why bother? The transaction fees operators pay to process really small purchases—say, below $5—essentially cancel out the profit from the sale.

More Myths

Using PCI-compliant technology at the physical point of sale constitutes PCI compliance by default. While this may be the case, remember that PCI guidelines also require the implementation of measures to ensure the physical security of networks and payment technology as well as the maintenance of written security policies. Although it is critical that terminals and other point of sale hardware be PCI- compliant, compliance as a whole doesn’t stop there.

PCI Compliance: Debunking the Myths (Part Two In A Series)

Okay, so you understand, from reading the last installment of this blog, why it’s so important to achieve PCI DSS compliance. But there still may be one or more myths about PCI DSS and data breaches in general that are holding you back from addressing your own operation’s issues with a trusted vendor, such as pcAmerica. Here are a few common assumptions, debunked.

Dial C For Compliance (Part One In A Series)

We hate to be the bearers of bad news, but compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) designed to guard against breaches of consumer card data continues to be problem for small merchants. Consider the results of a recent poll by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, which found that […]