The Path to EMV in the U.S.

EMV (Europay, Mastercard, Visa) has been on everyone’s radar for a while now, but recent data breaches and impending deadlines is making EMV a top priority for merchants.

What is EMV?

EMV® is a global standard for secure credit and debit payment cards based on chip card technology, already in use throughout the world. Also referred to as chip and PIN or chip and signature, EMV-capable bank cards feature an embedded microprocessor chip that contains the cardholder data.

Don’t Become a Target for Payment Data Theft

As if the recent data compromises affecting more than 115,000,000 cardholders among Target, Neiman Marcus, Michaels, Aaron Brothers, Marriott and Sheraton, to name a few, are not enough, experts are predicting data breaches may increase in 2014.[1] Are your payment security measures as strong as they could be?  Wash away all the marketing hype and hyperbole, and learn why TrustCommerce clients rest well, knowing that their customers’ data is secure. These best practices protect payments and reduce the risk and liability associated with accepting electronic payments.

EXUSMED™ Selects TrustCommerce as Payment Solutions Provider

IRVINE, California, January 31, 2014 — TrustCommerce, a leading provider of Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) payment solutions, is pleased to announce that we have been selected by EXUSMED™ to provide secure payment processing and risk management solutions for EXUSMED’s new national advanced health maintenance programs. EXUSMED is a corporation offering affordable remote primary health care solutions for both patients and providers.

TrustCommerce will provide EXUSMED a seamless electronic payment processing service that will offer a broad range of easy-to-integrate products for both patients and providers with a focus on security, data protection and risk mitigation.

Payment Security

How Can Healthcare Organizations Reduce PCI DSS Scope?

Healthcare organizations must be aware of vulnerabilities when accepting electronic payments and be proactive about protecting against them. Whether it is an individual employee who steals a patient’s payment card information or a large-scale cyber-attack, compromised data is costly. According to Ponemon Institute’s 2013 Global Cost of a Data Breach, Healthcare experiences the most costly data breaches at $233 per lost record; pharmaceuticals rank third at $207[1]. Couple that with damage to brand and reputation and it is easy to see how difficult it can be to recover from a breach.