Executive Insight: True P2PE – What You Need To Know (Part 2)

image By Stephen Ames, CISA, CISSP – Senior Director, Security Compliance, Shift4 Corporation

Riding on the fantastic news that Shift4’s True P2PE® solution is PCI validated, which means that you may be able to significantly reduce the scope and time of your PCI DSS assessments by using the Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) P2PE, I'm sure you have a ton of questions about your particular environment.

True P2PE Is Now PCI Validated!

thumb Big news! Our advanced point-to-point encryption solution, True P2PE, is now on the list of PCI-validated P2PE technologies. By encrypting cardholder data (CHD) at an approved payment terminal or device you can prevent CHD from entering your system. Now, you can continue taking advantage of same speed, security, and reliability of True P2PE with the added benefit of saving time and money by the use of the Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) P2PE “short form.” Click here for official announcement.

Introducing the New 4Word

thumb More security, added versatility – and a new look, too. Shift4’s 4Word gives merchants a way to share and control cardholder data (CHD) with a trusted third party so that payments can be processed according to the merchant’s business requirements or need, whether that third party is a Shift4 customer or not. We’ve recently completed a major update to the 4Word web app that helps merchants increase login security and the application’s usability – especially for those doing business internationally.

New Options in the UTG and DOLLARS ON THE NET

thumb We’ve added some useful new options to the UTG and DOLLARS ON THE NET. Here's what's new:

With this UTG update, merchants processing directly to American Express (AMEX) will be able to more accurately and securely verify AMEX cardholders using online PIN verification (if supported by the card) instead of relying solely on a signature.

Fraud Speak: Learn the Lingo to Beat Scammers

thumb As you are well aware, hackers and scammers pose an ongoing threat to your payment data. A single data breach can do enough damage to your company’s brand and finances to last years – if not bring an end to, or at least greatly hamper, your business operations. This is one of the reasons why we suggest layering the strongest payment security tools available. But, it also doesn’t hurt to stay up to date on the methods that are being used to steal payment data.