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PCI SSC Introduces QIR Certification Program

Council to provide training on secure installation of payment applications to support merchant PCI DSS compliance efforts. The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS),

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Data Security Spurs Advancements In Loyalty

As loyalty programs evolve, ensuring customers that their private information is secure and being used appropriately is essential in gaining their trust. By Erin Rigik, Associate Editor. The secret to succeeding with a loyalty program in 2012 is to make sure you’re offering customers value on their terms, while also ensuring them that their information

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Suggest Focus Ares For PCI Review

One month remaining to propose topics for PCI Council Special Interest Groups.  The PCI Security Standards Council is inviting the PCI community to submit ideas for the formation of new Special Interest Groups (SIG) Council SIGs focus on developing guidance or providing recommendations on areas of the PCI Standards and supporting programs that may need

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MAPCO Express Partners With Cybera

MAPCO convenience stores add Cybera One security services with Wireless IDS to meet PCI compliance. MAPCO Express Inc. has partnered with Cybera, a data security and PCI compliance solution provider, to implement a comprehensive security solution at its 405 locations. MAPCO addresses PCI compliance requirements with the Cybera ONE solution, which includes wireless IDS (intrusion

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BP Introduces Card Fraud Prevention Program

“FraudGuard empowers our network to take action to help prevent fraudulent activities at BP stations,” says BP card operations manager. BP Products North America Inc.  has announced the launch of FraudGuard, its newly enhanced payment card fraud prevention program that features proven technology options for eligible sites  and business incentives for participating retailers. Eligible BP-branded marketers may opt-in to take advantage of different opportunities to increase payment card security at purchase points both indoors and outdoors. According to a recent study, U.S. retail merchants incurred more

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Card Networks Still at Risk

Visa and MasterCard are among the payment providers targeted by “hacktivists”  calling into question the effectiveness of PCI compliance. By Howard Riell, Associate Editor. The arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in the U.K. in early December got some people angry—and they took revenge. A day after Assange was arrested and denied bail in London

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Results of Data Security Study Announced

The National Retail Federation (NRF), a retail trade organization, and First Data Corp., a provider of electronic commerce and payment processing, have released results from a research study of data security and fraud prevention strategies practiced at small to mid-sized retailers. Most of the retailers surveyed had annual sales of less than $100,000. The analysis

CITGO Adds SmartLink

CITGO Petroleum Corp. is now offering Heartland Payment Systems’ SmartLink network services to its marketers and retailers at nearly 6,500 CITGO-branded gas stations in the U.S. SmartLink technology consolidates multiple in-store devices onto one high-speed broadband line, enabling business owners to lower telecommunication costs, save time and resources and manage their businesses more efficiently. “Since

CITGO Using SmartLink Services

CITGO Petroleum Corp. is now offering Heartland Payment Systems’ SmartLink network services to its marketers and retailers at nearly 6,500 CITGO-branded gas stations in the U.S. SmartLink technology consolidates multiple in-store devices onto one high-speed broadband line, enabling business owners to lower telecommunication costs, save time and resources and manage their businesses more efficiently. “Since

Securing Payment Data

The SWAT Team   During its brief tenure, the PCATS Data Security Standards committee has proven extraordinarily active, holding biweekly conference call meetings that are regularly attended by as many as 50 members. As PCATS Executive Director Gray Taylor pointed out, “These aren’t single-site operators. These are people who are in charge of security for

Data Security Solutions

First Data Corp. and VeriFone Systems Inc. are joining forces to offer a VeriFone edition of the First Data TransArmorSM solution to U.S. multi-lane and petroleum merchants that will give businesses using VeriFone’s MX 800 series of devices, Secure PumpPay and the Ruby point-of-sale (POS) solutions a complete security solution combining VeriFone’s VeriShield encryption along

PCI Compliance Requires a Full-Time Focus

The 12 Standards of PCI SSC Build and Maintain a Secure Network 1. Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect data. 2. Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters. Protect Cardholder Data 3. Protect stored cardholder data. 4. Encrypt transmissions of cardholder data and sensitive information across open public

Securing the Store

C-store operators are increasingly turning to advanced electronics to help stem the time of theft both internally and externally, including “smart” surveillance cameras and Internet-based security systems that can prompt and warn cashiers and track and record every store transaction. Stuart Levine, CEO of The Zellman Group in Port Washington, N.Y., a nationwide retail and

Controlling Operating Costs

From escalating utility costs and credit card fees to labor and looming PCI deadlines, retailers have their hands full with a host of issues that are impacting their businesses. No issue is as complex and timely as PCI compliance. The stakes in the PCI game are high and, as 2010 approaches, c-store operators need to

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