A criticism often aimed at Payment Cards Industry‘s (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) is that it sets the bar too high. Often security practitioners find fault in the way that PCI DSS does some things (minimum password lengths anyone?). The truth is probably somewhere in between these two extremes. There are parts of PCI [...]
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You've just finished a project successfully, on time, (mostly) on budget, and maybe even exactly what was asked for. You turn up to work the next day and there's a new project waiting for you. Something called "PCI". Suddenly, you've been dropped into a world of compliance, standards, security, reporting, and things you've [...]
In January 2021, the PCI Security Standards Council published an interview with Nicole Braun, Confide's Associate Director of Security to find out about how she got involved in the payments field, and her experiences as a woman working in a field that has been traditionally male. She also talks about how [...]
We all know that 2020 brought a lot of uncertainty and changes to the way that we do things. And while some of that is not going to change in 2021, we thought this was a good time to look forward to what we expect for 2021 in the payments industry and how [...]
You may have heard something about the Privacy Act being updated. There's lots in the news these days about privacy, including new laws being passed which protect customer data: GDPR (EU General Data Protection Regulation) from 25th May 2018 CCPA (California Customer Privacy Act) from 1st January 2020 PDPB (India Personal Data Protection [...]
It's not uncommon to take payments by phone. Whether you're a small business, a charity, or a large retailer; there may be situations where your customers need to make a payment over the phone. However, if you are taking payments by phone, there are a few things that you need to keep in [...]
If you're a charity, you may never have thought that you might need PCI compliance and why it might matter to your donors. The Fred Hollows Foundation has worked hard to reach, and maintain on an annual basis, PCI compliance and has found clear benefits to their organisation, including: Stronger foundation for the [...]
While purchases online are more common than payments being mailed in on a form, we know that sometimes this is the easiest way to take payments. Whether it's for donations or purchases; if you're accepting credit or debit card payments using a paper form, there are a few things you can do to [...]
More and more stores are moving online. Whether that was part of your plan or something that you've recently decided to do, it's important to make sure that you protect your customers' data. That means you need to take steps to secure your online store. In this article, we want to focus on [...]
Probably one of the most frequent questions we get at the moment is around when Version 4 of the PCI DSS will be released. It's the question that's on everyone's mind because a new version of the Standard usually means changes to the requirements that people need to address.While there's not a lot that [...]