Data Security Standards

What is Tokenization in Payments?

If you accept credit card payments, security should be your utmost concern. Amid the PCI compliance issues, tokenization is one of the primary issues/concerns all businesses should know and understand. What is Tokenization? It sounds complicated by tokenization is literally replacing important numbers with ‘tokens’ or a string of numbers/characters for security purposes. The numbers …

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Data Breach Solutions

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog has a quick follow up to its ongoing coverage of the Global Payments Data Breach. The past two entries in our blog have taken a sweeping look at the big picture of data breaches and PCI DSS and how effective those security standards are. PCI Compliance is a topic …

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PCI and the Data Breach

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog continues looking at the bigger picture of the impact from the Global Payments Data Breach — specifically looking at the affect it’s going to have on PCI DSS as well as a little foray into State Security Breach Notification Laws. You’ll remember yesterday we highlighted some of the criticisms found in …

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Data Breach Consequences

Today The Official Merchant Services Blog is going to delve into the bigger picture of the impact that the Global Payments Data Breach is going to have on the payment processing industry. Obviously this news is going to have a huge impact on Global Payments itself. The company faces a big penalty after Visa dropped …

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