Posts Categorized: Service Providers

AMEX PCI DSS Compliant Service Providers

AMEX PCI DSS compliant Service Providers

AMEX now maintains a full list of all PCI DSS compliant service providers. Service providers pay a fee to register, and full details of the scheme are available directly from the AMEX web site.

Security & The Short Road To Legacy Systems

“Information security means working with how things are, rather than how you want them to be.”     We’ve all heard the apocryphal tale about the lost traveler asking for directions in a remote country village. You know the one: our traveler is hopelessly lost, the streets are empty. Just as his frustration seems complete, an elderly… Read more »

Barclaycard Risk Reduction Programme Position Statement

Barclaycard has issued the following positioning statement regarding the Barclaycard Risk Reduction Programme and it’s relationship with the PCI DSS and participating card schemes (Visa, Mastercard, Amex). If you’re a Barclaycard merchant participating in the BRRP, this positioning statement may be of interest to you. If you’d like to find our more about the BRRP,… Read more »

Mastercard Best Practices for Mobile POS Acceptance

Mastercard has released “Mastercard Best Practices for Mobile Point of Sale Acceptance”. If you’re a POS solution developer, you’ll be interested in this document as it provides guidance on how to develop your solution, and if you’re a merchant, it provides you with guidance on the kinds of features your intended mobile POS implementation should… Read more »

Which Visa Europe Agent Are You?

Or, where do I register with Visa Europe once I’ve received my completed ROC? So you’re a service provider, you’ve been assessed by a QSA, and now you want some recognition in the form of a public listing on Visa Europe’s list of compliant service providers, or on the new Visa merchant agent listing web site. But which… Read more »

Cut-off dates for Visa Europe web listing

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This update concerns Level 1 Service Providers (member agents). We just had an update from Visa Europe regarding the final cut-off dates for the December web listing. Normally, this is the 15th of the month (for listing during the same month). However, to accommodate the Christmas holidays, the cut-off for December will be Friday 7th… Read more »

Terminology & Mastercard Service Provider Registration

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If you’re a service provider, you’ll want to read this information from Mastercard about registering with them as a PCI compliant service provider. But before you read it, it’s worth having a brief tour around some relevant terminology. If you’re a Merchant, you may find this interesting anyway, especially if the PCI compliance and registration… Read more »