Showing posts with label Executive Insight. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Executive Insight. Show all posts

Are You Still Using Early TLS? It's Time to Take Action!

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

Update 05/10/2018: Beginning May 10, 2018, Shift4 Payments will be officially ending support of TLS versions 1.1 and earlier. If you are a merchant still using one of these unsupported versions,  you will not be able to use any of our gateway services. Please contact Shift4’s Customer Support team immediately at 702.597.2480, option 2, or email support@shift4.com.

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.

Executive Insight: Don’t Be Misled by False Claims About EMV

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

The U.S. payments industry has been talking about EMV for years, but it’s still the subject of a lot of inaccuracy and misinformation. I’d like to make a few comments about something that I read recently.

Executive Insight: True P2PE – What You Need to Know

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

Riding on the fantastic news that Shift4’s True P2PE (point-to-point encryption) solution will soon be PCI validated, I want to impart some important information you need to know, regardless of whether or not you choose to implement True P2PE.

Executive Insight: Warning for SSLv3 and Some TLS Users

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

As you already know, we at Shift4 are fanatics about having the strongest security possible which is why we build security into everything we do from the ground up.

Executive Insight: EMV – 6 Months Later

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

EMV.

If you are in the payments industry, you probably cannot remember the last time you went a full day without hearing this word. I certainly can't.

Executive Insight: Setting the Record Straight on Tokenization

thumb I watched an interesting and entertaining Twitter dialogue unfold late last month between two payments industry experts. Ian Kar, who covers the payments industry for online news publication Quartz, was covering PayPal’s earnings call when he heard PayPal CEO Dan Schulman make a pretty bold claim:

Executive Insight: 3 Ways Merchants Can Ensure a More Secure 2016

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

For merchants, there is an all too common tendency to "fire and forget" when using security tools. You might have just completed your most recent PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) assessment, installed new antivirus software, or added EMV.

Executive Insight: Winning the War for Payment Card Data

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

Last year, the United States experienced what has been dubbed “the year of the data breach.” Now, we’re nearing the end of 2015, and data breaches continue to plague merchants.

Executive Insight: Take the Time to Do EMV Right (Part 2)

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

Last month, we talked about how some organizations are pressuring merchants to rush into EMV solutions instead of urging merchants to take the time to adopt a strategic approach to EMV.

Executive Insight: Take the Time to Do EMV Right (Part 1)

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

U.S. a Unique EMV Market
Four years ago, when the major issuing banks announced their timeline for transitioning to EMV in the U.S., payments industry insiders knew that the U.S. EMV migration would be more complicated than previous implementations around the globe had been.

Executive Insight: The Cost of Vigilance Versus Compliance

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

If there’s one word we hear too often in the payments industry, it’s “compliance.” Too many security officers, IT directors, and other business leaders hold to the term like Linus from the Peanuts gang clings to his blanket.

Executive Insight: Tools for Preventing Fraud and Breaches

thumb By Steve Sommers – Senior Vice President of Applications Development, Shift4 Corporation
This piece is part three of a series on the differences between fraud and breaches. The first article in the series can be found here and the second article in the series can be found here.

Executive Insight: Have You Actually Been Breached?

thumb By Steve Sommers – Senior Vice President of Applications Development, Shift4 Corporation
This piece is part 2 of a series on the differences between fraud and breaches. The first article in the series can be found here.

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.

Executive Insight: Get Your Head Out of the Cloud

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

American author Wilferd Peterson famously wrote, “Walk with the dreamers … the doers, the successful people with their heads in the clouds and their feet on the ground.”

Executive Insight: The Truth About Uptime

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

There’s a lot of buzz in the payments industry about uptime and how many “nines” you should be looking for in a potential service provider. To make sure we’re all on the same page, let me explain what I mean by uptime and what exactly these nines signify.

Executive Insight: Merchant-Focused Innovation

We’re proud of what we’ve done over the past 20 years, and most of all, we’re proud to still call ourselves merchant advocates. While most other payments companies have sold out and taken buyout offers that left their customer loyalty questionable at best, Shift4 retains our independence and we continue to pioneer technologies that do what’s best for our merchant customers.

Why EMV Isn't the Answer to Breach at Target

This post was written by Shift4's VP of Business Development, Bob Lowe.

By now, I’m sure most all of you have heard about the credit and debit card information breach at Target stores. If not, get caught up here and then this post will make more sense.

Executive Insight: EMV is Coming – Gradually

This post was written by Shift4’s VP of Business Development, Bob Lowe. Over the course of his impressive career, Bob has worked on EMV roll-out projects in Europe, Canada, and the U.S.

Are you preparing for EMV? We hope that by now you at least have it on your radar and are starting to weigh your options for implementation. But before you get too deep into it, we’d like to bring a few things to your attention.