The big news in payments these days is Apple Pay™. Rolling out with the new iPhones, Apple Pay is a mobile payment method offered by Apple that leverages Near Field Communication (NFC). Similar to Google Wallet, it gives iPhone® 6, iPhone® 6 Plus, and Apple Watch™ users a contactless way to pay via credit card for retail transactions and in-app purchases. Consumers simply wave their phone in front of the reader to initiate payment. No more carrying a big thick wallet—the cards are in the phone.
Like a large vitamin sliding sideways down your throat, some things are uncomfortable. Our goal at TrustCommerce is to make sure payment processing isn’t one of them. That’s why we’ve developed and continue to expand our Client Resources.
The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council (SSC) has launched a new awareness initiative, Passwords for Payments (P4P), aimed to educate small businesses on utilizing effective password protection. Small merchants are prime targets for data thieves and password protection is one component of a comprehensive security strategy.
We look forward to seeing partners, clients, and meeting new faces at these events. Summer 2014 GE Health Care Western Region Users Group Conference August 14-15, 2014 – San Diego ETA Strategic Leadership Forum October 7-9, 2014 – The Breakers, Palm Beach National Parking Association October 20-23, 2014 – Las Vegas Medical Group Management…
Thomas Jefferson wisely said, “Never put off till tomorrow what you can do today.” When it comes to compliance with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.0, it might be time for merchants to heed Jefferson’s advice. In a recent survey conducted by NTT Com Security aimed at assessing the awareness, acceptance, and understanding of PCI DSS 3.0, the findings were eye-opening:
- Just 30% of respondents said they have reviewed the requirements and have a plan in place.
- 41% stated they had heard of PCI DSS 3.0, but did not have a plan for compliance.
- 70% were unaware of the date by which they need to be PCI DSS 3.0 compliant. 
The TrustCommerce team is heading to Healthcare Financial Management Association’s 2014 National Institute (HFMA ANI), June 22-25, 2014 in Las Vegas. With more than 80 sessions, 400 exhibitors, and 5,000 attendees, it is the industry’s premier annual conference for healthcare finance professionals. We are excited to meet up with our clients, partners, and healthcare finance…
The short answer is – VERY important. The fact is, the better your technical and infrastructure defenses are, the more likely it is that a social engineering attempt will be made on your people.
In 2013, over 89% of breaches and data loss incidents were deemed preventable through security awareness and execution programs. More relevant, 60% were the direct result of social engineering and other attacks that began with employees that had no substantial access to data. Put another way, 60% of the over one billion records lost in 2013 were the result of employees.
If you are new to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance, the topic can be somewhat confusing. Learning the terms, navigating requirements, and understanding what is in scope is no easy feat. If your organization accepts, transmits, or stores any card holder data, it is important to know the basics.
To help you on your way, one of our partners, FoxyCart, has put together a primer on PCI DSS Compliance. In easy-to-understand terms, the ebook covers:
- What is PCI compliance?
- How can you minimize your burden?
- What common myths need to be debunked?
We see signs every day that inform us about safety measures an organization is taking. We have all seen these examples:
- “Premises protected by video surveillance.”
- “This vehicle stops at all railroad crossings.”
- “Driver carries less than $100 in cash.”
- “Caution: Wet floor”
These types of signs are common in business. They show customers, partners, and employees what’s being done to protect the business and help reduce the organization’s risk and liability.
We look forward to seeing you at these events. To schedule a meeting, call 800.915.1680 x 2 or Contact Us Parking Industry Exhibition March 16-19, 2014 Chicago, IL Southeast Acquirers Association Conference March 24-26, 2014 Atlanta, GA ETA – Transact 14 April 8-10, 2014 Las Vegas, NV GE National User Group May 4-7, 2014 Denver,…