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A blog that comments on the latest developments in the world of payments, payment data security and technology, PCI compliance, and more.


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Welcome to Best of the Web – a great way to catch up on recent commentary and compelling content from across the Web. Every few Fridays, we’ll post insightful news articles, noteworthy blog posts and more related to the world of payments, payment data security and technology.
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How to Achieve PCI Compliancy Easily <Share this article on Twitter>
by Keith Gruen
As a hotelier, you’ve all received warnings from PCI consulting firms, PCI Auditors, QSAs, ASVs, credit card acquirers and even the press: hotels must become PCI compliant or else!
Any industry – and ours in particular – has an obligation to safeguard the privacy of payment card information, yet a full-fledged PCI audit can be costly and time-consuming. But there’s good news on the horizon, especially when considering new advances in tokenization and cloud-based software…
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Security Notes: The Age of Bit Money Is Here <Share this article on Twitter>
by Gideon Samid
The specter of consumers pushing electronic money bits to merchants is a cause for concern in the payment empires of today: the networks. Concern, not alarm, because consumers will continue to have eyes bigger than their pockets, and will be eager for credit.
What will the credit industry look like in the era of digital cash? The best way to answer this is to propose several scenarios, then sort them out. Here, then, is one scenario…
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4 Reasons Why Mobile Payments Are Risky <Share this article on Twitter>
by Craig Galbraith
The expected rapid growth of the mobile-payments market will create a potential “cocktail” of different risks that pose new challenges for risk managers and other players in the sector.
Riskskill studied developments in the mobile-payments arena, including all types of mobile payment services – mobile money and mobile wallets – which are subject to financial regulation and performed from or by mobile devices. The consultancy has identified some key risk areas…
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Merchant Link’s SecurityCents blog is essential reading for merchants in the retail, lodging, and restaurant industries looking to secure their customers’ credit card data. Check the blog regularly to read what our industry experts have to say about the latest developments in the world of payments, payment data security and technology, PCI compliance, and more. We invite you to leave comments and share your insights and opinions.

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