The Urgency of PCI 4.0 – What Every Business Needs to Know

When talking PCI, it’s tempting to look at the numbers: PCI 4.0 introduces 53 new requirements that apply to all entities and 11 additional requirements that apply to service providers. 13 of these new requirements become effective immediately after March of this year. What the numbers won’t tell you, however,...

How does Artificial Intelligence fit into my business? 

Even without a full-blown AI usage program, giving employees clear direction on where and how AI can be used within your company is crucial. Concerns about consumer privacy, business trade secrets, non-disclosure agreements, the use of copyrighted information, and even the accuracy of ChatGPT’s output need to be addressed in...

How does your organization implement and operate its Security Environment? 

Your overarching security program needs to be dynamic and responsive to the ever-changing threat landscape.  As we’ve seen with the recent ransomware attacks, no amount of diligence from a software or hardware perspective can help with the exposure from lack of employee training or awareness as it relates to these...

Top Trends Every Retailer Should Be Aware of for 2023

2023 marks the fourth year of a decade that began with a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic that transformed the retail industry. As supply chain issues and other economic challenges caused by the pandemic continue to fester, retailers are finding a new normal with hybrid shopping. This means retailers have even more opportunities...

Operational Integrity more vital than ever

As technology is pervasive at retail locations supporting more offers and consumer engagement options, the resiliency of this technology must be monitored and assured. Making sure that products are available, priced correctly, and that consumers can transact with prescribed offers, earn loyalty and use desired payment is critical to the...

10 Tips for Operationalizing Data Privacy

The road to finding the right vendor for your organization can often be a long one. You must define your needs, secure budget, conduct countless fact-finding calls, negotiate a contract, and then go live. This process takes time!

PCI DSS 4.0 looms large  

Merchants need to immediately start understanding what additional budget they are planning to allocate to tackle the increased time and costs necessary to maintain PCI compliance. Even working to find and procure the services of an approved scanning vendor will take time and internal resources.

Easing the Burden of Data Privacy Compliance

Many organizations lack enough awareness of the data they collect to effectively tackle consumer privacy. In some cases, a data mapping exercise coupled with a third-party vendor assessment can be enough to uncover the detail needed to map the flow of consumer data into and out of a business. In...

Leaping from Level 2 to Level 1 PCI Merchant Status? Here’s how we can help.

For many merchants, PCI Compliance and related activities are a necessary annual pursuit that require additional work for resource strapped internal business units.  The looming complexities of PCI DSS 4.0, combined with transitioning to a Level 1 merchant, will likely leave many organizations in the lurch as they determine how...