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November 17, 2022

On the web

PCI SSC Publishes New Standard for Mobile Payment Solutions

PCI Security Standards Council

“Today the PCI Security Standards Council published a new standard designed to support the evolution of mobile payment acceptance solutions. PCI Mobile Payments on COTS (MPoC) builds on the existing PCI Software-based PIN Entry on COTS (SPoC) and PCI Contactless Payments on COTS (CPoC) Standards, which individually address security requirements for solutions that enable merchants to accept cardholder PINs or contactless payments using a smartphone or other commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) mobile device. The PCI MPoC Standard aims to provide increased flexibility not only in how payments are accepted, but in how COTS-based payment acceptance solutions can be developed, deployed, and maintained. PCI MPoC is a new, flexible mobile standard and program for payment solution development. It provides a modular, objective-based, security standard that supports various types of payment acceptance channels and consumer verification methods on COTS devices. PCI MPoC combines many of the aspects of the existing PCI SPoC and PCI CPoC standards, primarily by including the entry of both PIN and contactless cardholder data on the same COTS device.”

March 31, 2022

On the wires

March 5, 2020

On the web

Keeping Merchants PCI-Compliant Is Becoming Tougher, Survey Finds

Digital Transactions

“Independent sales organizations are increasing their use of non-compliance fees for merchants that don’t adhere to PCI Security Standards Council requirements, with 23% of ISOs surveyed for the ControlScan/MAC 2020 Acquiring Trends Report saying they assess these fees. That’s up from the historic range of 17% to 18%. The report, released Tuesday, is based on a survey last fall of 68 payments-industry professionals.”

August 20, 2019

On the wires

Inadequate Data Security Practices Come With Serious Financial Consequences for Canadian Businesses

“Over one-third of Canadian consumers have experienced the consequences of a security breach or hack, according to newly released research conducted by secure payments provider to contact centers, PCI Pal . The findings suggest that a combination of recent high-profile breaches, media coverage of new data privacy regulations such as GDPR and Canada’s Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, and personal experience have made security a top concern for Canadian consumers.”

March 13, 2019

On the web

January 16, 2019

On the web

The PCI Council Unveils Its New Software Security Standards

Digital Transactions

“The new set of requirements actually has two major components—The PCI Secure Software Standard and the PCI Secure Lifecycle Standard—and is under the umbrella of what the Wakefield, Mass.-based PCI Council calls its new Software Security Framework. The Council has been working on updating software security for more than a year, and indicated last month that new standards would be published in early 2019.”

January 14, 2019

On the wires

Equinox Payments and ACCEO Tender Retail Deliver PCI 5.x-certified P2PE-ready Solutions on First Data Platform

“Equinox Payments (“Equinox”), a leading provider of payment terminals, software and services, and ACCEO Tender Retail today announced that the Equinox Luxe 8500i and Luxe 6200m payment terminals have achieved EMV end-to-end certification on First Data’s processing platform and are expected to be submitted to the PCI Security Standards Council in February for validation. The solution leverages the First Data payments platform and supports First Data TransArmor encryption and tokenization. Value-add features include First Data’s Dynamic Currency Conversion (DCC).”

September 25, 2018

On the web

August 17, 2018

On the wires


“Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published PCI PIN Security Requirements and Testing Procedures version 3.0, the PCI Security Standard for the secure management, processing and transmission of PIN data at ATMs and attended and unattended point-of-sale (POS) terminals. PCI SSC is also developing a program to train and qualify security assessors to support implementation of the PCI PIN Security Standard, to be available in 2019.”

March 15, 2018

Top Post

PCI Council Cuts Its QIR Program Fee And Shortens Training Time

Digital Transactions News

“The PCI Security Standards Council is making changes to its qualified integrators and resellers certification program by reducing the fee to $100, making the certification an individual one, and shortening the training-course time, the council announced Wednesday. Launched in 2012, the QIR program’s focus has been on improving payments security for point-of-sale software, specifically poor practices with remote access to payment systems that have resulted in a large, perhaps dominant, portion of data breaches affecting smaller merchant systems.”

March 14, 2018

On the wires

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