Re: Bob Russo: Breached! published an article last week that featured an unusually candid Bob Russo. For those who aren’t familiar with that name, Russo is the recently retired GM of the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). As GM and cheerleader-in-chief, Russo spent most of the last decade trying to get merchants to buy into PCI’s standard and convince us all that PCI compliance was the be-all, end-all.

Executive Insight: Fraud or Breach?

thumb By Steve Sommers – Senior Vice President of Applications Development, Shift4 Corporation

Fraud and breach are two words that no merchant wants to hear in relation to their business. Confusing fraud for a breach – or assuming they are the same thing – can lead to panic, overreaction, and unfortunate unintended consequences.

4 Things to Consider When Implementing a Gift Card Program

thumb Gift card sales are growing. Increasingly tech-savvy and choice-driven customers want to let gift recipients take a hop into the driver’s seat by selecting their own presents through the use of gift cards for birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions. On the merchant side of things, offering gift cards is a proven method for driving sales, promoting customer loyalty, and enhancing marketing efforts.

100 Businesses Breached in One Attack

thumbnail It seems like we’re hearing about a new major card-data breach on an almost weekly basis. It’s both incredibly frustrating and incredibly sad to see millions of people paying the price for businesses’ failures to adequately secure their data. What’s even more concerning is that it’s happening so often that we’ve heard people say, “Breaches are just part of the cost of doing business these days.”

Shift4 Mints 10 More CISSPs

thumb In a globally connected world, businesses of every size need to think not just about their compliance with PCI, but also about how to combat the persistent threat of skilled cybercriminals beyond the scope required by compliance. We hope you know that the Shift4 family is always prepared with the most innovative and comprehensive security for payment card data across your enterprise.

Shift4's Plan for Apple Pay

Apple Pay Recently announced by Apple®, Apple Pay™ is a mobile payments tool that uses near-field communication (NFC) to communicate with NFC-enabled terminal devices. Apple Pay will be delivered to the iPhone® 6 in an update scheduled later this month and to the Apple Watch™ upon its release in early 2015.