The Heartbleed Bug: What You Need to Know

Dominic Lachowicz | VIEW PROFILE

April 11, 2014

The Heartbleed Bug

The Heartbleed Bug is a very serious vulnerability in the popular OpenSSL cryptographic software library. This weakness allows hackers to steal information that’s protected under normal conditions by the SSL/TLS encryption – the standard used to secure the Internet. SSL/TLS...

Preparing for the migration to EMV in the U.S.

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

January 7, 2014

EMV migration

Today, new payments technologies like Near Field Communications (NFC), Quick Response (QR) codes, and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) are all generating buzz. While these technologies have the potential to substantially change the way that consumers pay for goods and services, for...

Security: It’s More than a Requirement. It’s a Responsibility.

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

December 3, 2013

Credit Card Processing Security

Ninety-eight percent (98%) of all U.S. retailers are classified as Level 4 merchants. As defined by Visa, Level 4 merchants are those that process 20,000 Visa ecommerce transactions annually or, for brick and mortar, up to one (1) million Visa transactions annually. And, this...

Payment Security and the SMB: Fifth Annual Survey

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

November 12, 2013

Payment Security and the SMB: The Fifth Annual Survey

It’s time for a fresh perspective on payment security and the SMB. Nothing in the American marketplace is more diverse than the Level 4 merchant group. Representing 98% of all U.S. retailers and primarily comprised of small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs),...

Your Website Privacy Policy and You

Steven T. Tatem, CISSP | VIEW PROFILE

July 3, 2013

Website Privacy Policy

If you operate an e-commerce website or have being looking to start one, you should already be aware of some of the requirements needed to properly secure your customers’ information. You want to be using technologies like SSL certificates to protect data passed to you from your...

Putting Security First – Tips for Merchants to Protect Data

Markiyan Malko | VIEW PROFILE

May 29, 2013

Tips for Merchants to Protect Data

Regardless of the size of your business, you are susceptible to fraud and data breaches and responsible to protect your customers’ data while complying with PCI DSS (PCI Council Data Security Standards). While many business owners feel that their business is too small to be...

Entry Point: Where is Your Point of Sale System Vulnerable?

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

May 2, 2013

Entry Point: Where is Your Point of Sale System Vulnerable?

In 2012, the Retail Industry made up 45% of data breach investigations. This is the highest percentage in retail history, and a 15% increase over 2011. While many business owners may feel that their business is too small to be concerned about a data breach, according to Visa's...

PCI Compliance: It’s Required and We’re Here to Help

David McSweeney | VIEW PROFILE

May 2, 2013

PCI Compliance

PCI Compliance continues to raise questions for a large number of merchants across the U.S., especially smaller, independent merchants. Am I required to be in compliance with PCI DSS? How do I go about getting compliant or demonstrating that I am compliant? Is there a resource...

15 Years in Payments with CEO Henry Helgeson

Dan Dufault | VIEW PROFILE

March 13, 2013

15 Years in Payments

As Merchant Warehouse celebrates its 15th anniversary, I sat down with our co-founder and CEO Henry Helgeson to gain his perspective on the payments industry, how it has evolved since the company’s inception in 1998 and where it’s headed.   Me: Henry, how would you...

Mobile Payments Security

Henry Helgeson | VIEW PROFILE

November 27, 2012

Mobile Payments Security

As the mobile payments’ media spotlight shines on who will ‘win’ the digital wallet race or when near-field communication (NFC) will evolve to a mainstream technology, another critical topic is security and how digital wallets work to protect consumer data. Interestingly enough...