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PCI and PA-DSS News: New Scrub Utility Available Now!

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Wed, Jun 16, 2010

July 1, 2010, marks the date that credit card processing companies must validate that their customers are using a PA-DSS-certified payment application.

Although Sage ERP Accpac does not process or transmit credit card data, it does store data. To help you comply with PCI and PA-DSS requirements, Sage created a scrub utility to safely remove this data.

Failure to run the utility could result in fines and penalties, and it may include the risk of losing the ability to process credit card transactions altogether!

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What is PCI-DSS?

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Mon, Jun 07, 2010

PCI-DSS is a set of requirements for enhancing payment account data security. Its standards include requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design, and other measures created to protect customer account data. Developed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa International (the founders of the PCI Security Standards Council), PCI-DSS is designed to facilitate global adoption of consistent data security measures.

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Six Categories of PCI Compliance That You Need to Know

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Tue, Jun 01, 2010

There are 12 requirements that fall into six categories:

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Your Ability to Process Credit Cards May Be at Risk!

Posted by Meredith Gooch on Wed, May 26, 2010

As you may be aware, the five major credit card networks established the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) as a set of requirements for merchants to use when configuring their IT and payment-processing environments. If you store, process, or transmit cardholder data, your company may be subject to these requirements.

Merchants must comply by July 1, 2010, or risk losing the ability to process credit cards. For complete details on these requirements, visit the official PCI Security Standard Web site at: http://pcisecuritystandards.org.

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Tags: PCI-DSS, credit cards, pci compliance