New PCI standard disappointing, Toronto conference told

Every transaction system used by a North American business that uses credit cards has to follow the Payment Card Industry (PCI)'s standards. But against the background of continuing breaches at retailers,the PCI’s latest

Published on: June 18th, 2014 Andrew Brooks

Ingenico brings more mobile payment options to Canadian retailers

Mobile payments may have solidified themselves as an industry buzzword, but they won’t catch on with consumers until more retailers bring them into their brick-and-mortar stores, according to payment solutions provider Ingenico Corp.

Published on: September 30th, 2013 Candice So

Digital wallet showdown: MasterPass vs. V.me

Two major credit card companies, Visa and MasterCard, are offering consumers digital wallets to make their online shopping experience more convenient. From an SMB merchant perspective, however, the decision about which one to

Published on: May 13th, 2013 Dave Webb

Beware of ‘card-trapping’ at ATM machines

Criminals are embracing methods to trap debit and credit cards in automated teller machines (ATMs) for retrieval later, a move believed to be motivated by better security measures designed to ensure card details

Published on: October 20th, 2011 Jeremy Kirk

Video Rewind: Data security a must for small merchants

With the Privacy Commissioner of Canada revealing it had conducted an audit into Richmond Hill, Ont.-based Staples Inc.'s inability to effectively wipe out hard drives, many small businesses might have data security on

Published on: June 23rd, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Visa requires merchants to beef up wireless security

Beginning Sept. 30, Visa will require merchants and related businesses to conduct wireless security scans to prove compliance with version 1.2 of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) which is designed to

Published on: September 28th, 2010 Ajay Kumar

Heartland data breach “shocking” says Canada’s privacy commissioner

After a data breach that could prove to be the largest unintended disclosure of consumer information ever, security and privacy experts are urging companies to learn from the Heartland Payment Systems breach and

Published on: January 23rd, 2009 Brian Jackson

PCI compliance need not be scary for SMBs

Compliance is one of those words that send chills down the spine, inspiring nightmares that involve blood-thirsty lawyers, courtrooms and large amounts of money. Handling customer credit card data is a serious responsibility

Published on: June 17th, 2008 Jeremy Disse