October 30, 2014

The evolution of POS systems and other in-store innovations, such as self-service checkout and mobile payments, are changing how grocers serve their customers.

September 26, 2014

There are a lot of official reasons for retailers to make sure their payment systems are in compliance with the security standards of the PCI Security Council. But for Golden Pantry Food Stores, a 39-unit convenience store retailer based in Watkinsville, Georgia, one overarching reason drives its PCI compliance effort.

September 26, 2014

Bob Russo, general manager, PCI Security Standards Council, offers the following advice about complying with PCI Data Security Standards, including the upcoming October 2015 deadline for U.S. retailers to accept cards with Europay, MasterCard, Visa (EMV)-compliant chips.

June 10, 2014

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (RMCF) is providing PCI compliance and security management services to 280-plus franchised RMCF locations using the Cybera One platform. RMCF sought a comprehensive network security solution to facilitate cost-effective PCI Security Council data security standards (DSS) compliance, as well as a solution that could ease implementation and management challenges and protect brand identity.

February 12, 2014

A new Verizon report has found that too many businesses, following their annual assessment for meeting the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, fail to maintain ongoing compliance – putting the businesses at an increased risk for data breaches, and financial and reputational damages.

January 13, 2014

Network and application security services provider Cybera, Inc. has reached 20,000 deployments of its payment application defined network (ADN) solution.

November 11, 2013

Version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) and Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) has been published and will become effective on January 1, 2014.

March 21, 2012

By Theodore J. Kobus III, Esq., Baker & Hostetler LLP

April 13, 2011

In 2011, retailers are challenged with understanding the Payment Council Industry’s (PCI) version 2.0 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS). Version 2.0 was published in October 2010 and effective Jan. 1, 2011. Retailers have until the end of 2011 to become fully compliant, allowing time to understand and implement the new requirements, and provide feedback to the council. Chain Store Age spoke with Brad Fick, president, Direct Source, about PCI compliance and the new standards.


February 10, 2011

“Just when retailers thought they’d mastered payment card security, the rules changed.” This was the sentiment expressed by many grumbling IT executives when the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), Wakefield, Mass., announced that updated requirements, Version 2.0, for PCI Data Security Standards (DSS) would go into effect Jan. 1, with implementation required by the end of this calendar year. 


October 4, 2010

A report released late Monday by Verizon Business found that data breaches are linked to...

August 18, 2010

In 2008, approximately 212 million online records breaches occurred as a result of malware designed...

May 20, 2010

The Retail Equation, a leader in retail transaction optimization solutions, announced it is again validated...

March 19, 2010

According to VeriSign Global Security Consulting Services, the leading reason why companies fail their PCI assessment is the failure to protect cardholder data.

April 30, 2008

There is no end in sight, and there never will be—not when it comes...

April 30, 2007

Following the release of new standards for payment-card-industry (PCI) compliance in September, 2006, many retailers...