Payment Information Security

How Important Is It to Train Employees on Information Security?

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.[1]

TrustCommerce Among First Validated as PCI DSS 3.0 Compliant

TrustCommerce’s early adoption of PCI DSS 3.0 exemplifies our commitment to always meet and exceed all applicable industry standards, requirements, and best practices.

Irvine, California, May 19, 2014 – TrustCommerce, a leading provider of Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) payment solutions, today announced it is one of the first to achieve Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) 3.0 validation. TrustCommerce is a Level 1 Service Provider.

Tom Siegler Joins TrustCommerce® as Director of Special Projects

Tom Siegler will lead the development of new products serving healthcare market segments.

IRVINE, California, May 13, 2014 — TrustCommerce, a leading provider of secure electronic payment solutions, is pleased to announce Tom Siegler has joined the company as Director of Special Projects. In this role, Siegler will focus on leading the development of new products serving our core healthcare market segments.

New to PCI Compliance? Start Here

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?

Lesson on Tokenization

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.

Spring 2014 Event Schedule

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,…

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.