FTC Urged To Disregard PCI DSS And Start An Investigation Into Antitrust Violations

The National Retail Federation (NRF) has recently asked the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to start an investigation into an organization that sets data security standards. The organization was established by the credit card industry, and, according to the NRF, applies some controversial practices that raise antitrust concerns. Standards Set by the PCI Standards Security Council

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Audit A Fire Drill?

Each year, companies face a fire drill when completing their Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) audit. What is more, companies have to complete the vulnerability scans that are required by PCI DSS. Why Do Companies Get into a Chaos? The reasons for a PCI compliance fire drill are as follows: First of

Acquirer Survey Shows that Small-Merchant PCI Compliance Is on the Rise

A recent survey released by Atlanta-based security-solutions vendor ControlScan Inc. and the Merchant Acquirers’ Committee shows that acquirers and other independent sales organizations have been reporting greater compliance among small business merchants with a key data-security standard. Nearly 60 percent of ISOs and other processors report that compliance rates are up by more than 40