November 20, 2014

Although the mobile payment adoption rate is increasing, industry experts realize that with convenience comes the burgeoning of security risks such as data breaches. 

September 19, 2014

Home Depot Inc. confirmed that some 56 million payment cards were likely compromised in a data breach that went undetected for five months.

August 7, 2014

Bindo, a retail technology company, is launching a mobile Europay, MasterCard, Visa (EMV)-compliant credit card reader for its cloud-based iPad point-of-sale (POS) system.

August 7, 2014

Any retailer that takes payments at the point-of-sale in a brick-and-mortar store will most likely recognize the term EMV, which stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa.

June 27, 2014

Micros Systems Inc. and global payments provider Elavon have integrated their respective gateway and security products to deliver encryption and tokenization for the food and beverage industry, facilitating a secure environment throughout the payment transaction cycle.

June 24, 2014

A pound of prevention (which in this case means the use of chip-based payment cards, encryption of data stored in the enterprise, and restriction of third-party network access) is not a complete cure when it comes to improved data security for retailers, according to panelists at the recent CIO Symposium at the MIT Sloan School of Management in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

June 24, 2014

▲ Data breaches are on the rise: Mounting an attack on retail systems has become increasingly attractive to attackers because malware can be delivered at very low cost, according to Mark Bower, VP product management and solutions, Voltage Security, a Cupertino, California, provider of data-centric encryption and tokenization.

“So it becomes very attractive to attackers to try and steal credit card and personal data they can monetize very quickly,” he added.

May 7, 2014

Voltage Security announced a new product integration with device manufacturer Uniform Industrial Corp. (UIC) that provides end-to-end data encryption for the retail payments industry, a key technology in light of the recent data breaches.

April 18, 2014

If retailers want to address credit card breaches head-on, then they need to join the leaders already taking their systems off the radar of advanced malware based attacks — especially any retailer that's seen repeated attacks, which illustrate that traditional IT defenses simply don't cut the mustard.

January 27, 2014

Secure data vault provider CertainStore is rolling out of a cybersecurity solution utilizing its proprietary micro-encryption/micro-tokenization technology to prevent the re-occurrence of recent malicious attacks on customer data.

April 22, 2013

By Nish Bhalla, Security Compass

January 11, 2012

In response to Columbia Sportswear Co.’s desire to reduce its PCI scope for its retail locations by minimizing or eliminating the need to store any payment data on its network environment, payment processing and security vendors, Equinox Payments Voltage Security, and Merchant Link have collaborated to create a reliable, cloud-based payment solution to protect sensitive point-of-sale payment data.

November 23, 2011

By Todd Feinman, Identity Finder

November 23, 2011

By Todd Feinman, Identity Finder

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.


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.

September 30, 2008

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is expected to release version...

April 30, 2008

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

November 30, 2007

MicroStrategy Inc.: MicroStrategy Inc., McLean, Va., introduced the Micro-Strategy Integrity Manager, a solution that tests...

November 30, 2007

To comply with the Payment Card Industry’s (PCI) security standards for wireless environments, the Navy...

November 15, 2007

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November 15, 2007

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September 24, 2007

Framingham, Mass., Hackers...

August 31, 2007

As more clients use credit and loyalty cards during their salon visits, Regis Salons...