Changes to PCI DSS and What It Means for You

February 20, 2018
Are you compliant with PCI DSS Version 3.2? Restaurants, retailers, hotels, doctors' and lawyers' offices, and many more, all need to watch for PCI DSS updates to remain compliant.

What You Don't Know Can Hurt You: Three InfoSec Retail Predictions

December 14, 2017
It has been a turbulent year for industry as a whole, and retail has been in the center of the turbulence. Amazon bought Whole Foods, grocery chains moved into new markets, and myriad players invested heavily in building digital capabilities. The catchphrase on everyone’s lips has been, “Transform the customer experience.”

The “Bumper-to-Bumper” Security Solution of POS Systems?

November 01, 2017
When Point-to-point encryption (P2PE) was standardized by the PCI Security Standards Council, many thought it would become the be-all end-all security solution they needed. It would protect customer data and relieve some of the burden of PCI compliance on the merchant. As with anything that sounds too good to be true, proceed with caution.

A haunting tale, just in time for the fall: Don’t let what happened to them, happen to you…

October 09, 2017
The old Haunted Hotel with squeaky wood floors, welcomed all guests who dared enter the front doors. Guests arrived from every nation – every corner of world – ready to spend money and explore.

The Top Five Cyber Threats Hotel Brands and Franchisees Need to Know About

June 19, 2017
While automation facilitates hotel operations and often makes a better stay for guests, it also opens hotels to digital threats perpetrated by malicious actors. Consequently, hotel operators should be aware of the types of cyber attacks, which can significantly hurt their brand reputation and bottom line, not to mention the safety and welfare of employees and guests.

Tips for Choosing the Right POS Provider: What a small business owner needs to know

May 02, 2017
As a new business owner, there is so much to be proud of and so much to do. Your idea turned into a plan that has been put to action, so now what? At the forefront, there is one question you need to answer from the start.

May Your Holidays be Merry, Bright, and Hack Free: Simple Security Tips for the Biggest Shopping Season of the Year

December 21, 2016
Though there are many companies out there responsible for securing merchant locations from the risks of data breaches, people’s own risky behavior often leads to their ID theft problems, no matter how well merchants protect them. And with more and more merchants accepting chip cards this year, hackers are likely to go back to tried and true methods for preying on individual cardholders.

Demystifying PCI Compliance

August 30, 2016
PCI compliance: that daunting phrase you always hear in the world of payments…but never truly understand. Well we’re here to sum it up for you—what it is, why it’s important and what you need to meet this standard.

POS VARs -- Don’t be a Target!

July 26, 2016
When business owners start looking at Point-of-Sale (POS) systems, they may feel overwhelmed at the infinite amount of options they can find online. How does a business owner make a decision? How do they know it’s the right decision?

7 ways you can prevent credit card fraud when shopping!

July 11, 2016
We know how tempting those summer sales are! You can’t help buying another bathing suit or those pair of sunglasses just because they are 30% off this weekend only. I don’t blame you! But are you being careful on where you are swiping your card?

Are you guilty of any of these PCI myths?

June 27, 2016
PCI DSS stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. It is a set of security standards designed to ensure all companies that process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. 

Is your business at risk of a data breach?

May 06, 2016
The 80 page 2016 Verizon Breach Investigation Report is packed with valuable insights that every business owner should be aware of to be inform about the dangers & effects of a data breach and prevent it too. We know time is valuable so we decided to save you some time and point out to you the 3 main topics you should understand from this report:

No Business is Too Small for Hackers!

May 02, 2016
It's National Small Business Week! Let's celebrate the hard work you do and make sure your business continues to grow. Have you ever thought about what would happen if your business is affected by a data breach? 

What you should know about PCI DSS 3.2

April 26, 2016
PCI DSS 3.2 is scheduled for release at the end of April. Have you thought about how this update can affect your business? Will you still be PCI compliant?


February 26, 2016
I have fond memories of playing a board game called Hungry Hungry Hippos in my younger days.  Children would drop small white marbles onto a game board while furiously slamming their fists on a small, plastic, hippo-shaped lever. The hippos’ mouths would chomp at rapid speeds in attempts to capture as many marbles as humanly possible. 

Today’s medical practices mirror the chaos of the game.

Shoppers Care If You've Been Breached!

December 07, 2015
It’s the holiday season and for many that means shopping season! But it also means that theft increases, whether it is physical theft or cyber theft.

The Ten Steps Post Data Breach

October 12, 2015
Have you ever considered what would happen if your business was breached? Do you have a plan of action? Netsurion has numerous PCI and Data Security experts on hand and can guide you in the steps that you should take in the event of a data breach.

Six Simple Rules For Safe Credit Card Handling

October 05, 2015
It is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month and we want consumers and your business to be protected from today’s security threats. Some of the biggest data breaches come from external threats. However, internal threats are just as dangerous and can be prevented too.

The Transition to EMV Isn't Over

September 28, 2015
Merchants know by now that after October 1st the liability for card-present fraud will shift to whichever party is the least EMV-compliant in a fraudulent transaction. This means that merchants will be more accountable if EMV is not implemented.

4 Common Data Threats Every Business Needs to Be Aware Of

August 24, 2015
Four Common Data Threats

Six Simple Rules For Safe Credit Card Handling

May 05, 2015
It is becoming more and more frequent to read about credit card data breaches in the news these days. Unfortunately, what is not touched on as frequently as the numerous electronic threats are the physical security issues present in restaurant and retail establishments.

Every Merchant Needs Electronic Data Protection in 2015

February 19, 2015
How many days go by between news stories involving computer breaches? In the last month alone, with the Sony breach fresh on everyone's mind, Anthem Inc. announced that they lost 80 million records, Chick-fil-A announced that they were investigating a potential credit card security breach, and several Marriott locations managed by White Lodging (which already had a different incident in 2013), are looking into a newly reported credit card breach. If these were the only incidents, it would still be considered a huge amount.

PCI 3.0 – A Wake Up Call for SAQ C Merchants

September 29, 2014
Most merchants who have been validating their PCI compliance for a few years now probably know which SAQ type applies to them. In PCI 2.0, it has been fairly simple. And now we are facing PCI 3.0.

About the PCI Security Standards Council

January 20, 2014
The PCI Security Standards Council is an open global forum, launched in 2006, that is responsible for the development, management, education, and awareness of the PCI Security Standards, including the Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), and PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements.

Target Has A Bullseye On Its Chest

January 13, 2014
When Target announced that it had suffered a major breach of approximately 40 million credit cards and 70 million customer records, the nation as a whole took a collective gasp in shock. In the aftermath of the initial disclosure, the public then heard from Neiman Marcus that it too had suffered an electronic breach of data that may include credit cards.

Why Comply with PCI Security Standards

January 01, 2014
Why should you, as a merchant, comply with the PCI Security Standards? At first glance, especially if you are a smaller organization, it may seem like a lot of effort, and confusing to boot. But not only is compliance becoming increasingly important, it may not be the headache you expected.

PCI 3.0 Is Coming - Are You Ready?

October 04, 2013
It is important to remember the PCI is the minimum security that a merchant should put into place so that their customers’ credit cards are protected. Security should be viewed as any other company policy – you always need to run your business in a certain manner, not just during your validation efforts. If you integrate security into your regular business practices first, then you will find that PCI will naturally follow.

Square Cash - A Money Transfer Game Changer?

May 24, 2013
Square strives to make financial transactions simple enough so that the average person on the street can participate. Before Square, a regular person without a bank supplied merchant account could not take credit cards. Today, Square allows everyone with a smart phone to accept credit cards, and now the company is focusing on another market – person to person cash payments.