Cyber crime - Protecting your business
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Cyber crime – Protecting your business

Online commerce has created incredible new opportunities for businesses to market and sell services globally. Many businesses, in particular small to medium ones, often do not consider that they could be targeted by cyber crime. The reality, unfortunately is that small to medium businesses are now very much being targeted by cyber criminals as many are […]

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State of Pay – have mobile payments reached a turning point?
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State of Pay – have mobile payments reached a turning point?

By Natasja Bolton, Senior Acquirer Support QSA In 2012, Mastercard published the results of their survey of the global mobile payments landscape in their Mastercard Mobile Payments Readiness Index.  The survey recognised that while mobile payments adoption has dependencies on six major elements from infrastructure and financial services to regulation, the critical success factor for […]

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SHA-1 certificates – what your ecommerce customers need to know
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SHA-1 certificates – what your ecommerce customers need to know

By Natasja Bolton, Senior Acquirer Support In 2015 use of the 20 year old SSL security protocol for encryption of sensitive data in transmission was deprecated (in PCI DSS v3.1) to encourage ecommerce businesses to migrate to TLS (Transport Layer Security).    In 2016, further technology changes are underway that will impact those of your customers […]

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A guide to ecommerce SAQs
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A guide to ecommerce SAQs

by Natasja Bolton, Acquirer Support Manager Most small and medium-sized merchants rely on an online compliance portal, such as our Sysnet.air solution, to determine the appropriate SAQ for their PCI DSS self-assessment. SAQ determination is based on the merchant’s completion of a series of questions on their  payment channels and payment processing methods.   For many merchants […]

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Ecommerce Security and PCI DSS compliance – A broader perspective on security, Part 1

by Natasja Bolton, Acquirer Support Manager, Risk and Assurance Division Ecommerce merchants are encouraged to reduce the risk of payment card data compromises in their online trading by outsourcing the acceptance and processing of cardholder data to validated PCI DSS compliant service providers.   The simplest and cheapest option for small ecommerce merchants is to […]

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