Small merchants becoming large targets for hackers; PCI education needed

Patrick Turiano | VIEW PROFILE

July 29, 2011

Patrick Turiano |

We weren’t surprised to read another article in a national paper highlighting the need for continued security vigilance even in small businesses.  The tale it tells is of hackers now targeting smaller merchants rather than big corporations to gain access to...

Markiyan Malko Discusses Mobile Security in The Green Sheet

June 16, 2011

PCI Program Manager Markiyan Malko was featured in the Green Sheet this month discussing Merchant Warehouse's MerchantWARE Mobile application and the encryption behind it. To find out what happens to the card data when it is received by the application and how it stays secure,...

Co-CEO Henry Helgeson Featured in VSR

June 9, 2011

Merchant Warehouse co-CEO Henry Helgeson is featured in VSR this month discussing his thoughts on the PCI Council's decision to delist moblile payments.  Find out what Henry thinks this decision will mean for the players in the space, and what Merchant Warehouse is doing in...

We're happy to teach competitors, like PayJunction, the difference between PCI and PA-DSS

Markiyan Malko | VIEW PROFILE

June 8, 2011

Markiyan Malko |

An interesting email came across my desk this morning from one of our good partners that is being targeted by a company called PayJunction. It is always interesting to read an email from a competitor of ours that is misinformed about PCI and PA-DSS or elects to mislead customers...

Lessons from Michael’s data breach

Patrick Turiano | VIEW PROFILE

May 28, 2011

Patrick Turiano |

The Michael’s data breach tells us that the hackers are alive and well and will continue to find creative ways to steal card data.  But smaller merchants shouldn’t be lulled into a sense of safety just because the most recent breaches hit large and mega brands....

Merchant Warehouse Shines at the ETA Annual Conference in San Diego

Merchant Warehouse | VIEW PROFILE

May 24, 2011

The ETA Annual Meeting & Conference in San Diego, CA was a great success for both the Electronic Transactions Association and Merchant Warehouse. The buzz this year was – ‘all things mobile’ and Merchant Warehouse didn’t disappoint. From its collection of online business...

PlayStation Opens Users Up To More Than Online Gaming

Patrick Turiano | VIEW PROFILE

May 3, 2011

Patrick Turiano |

Decades ago video games were simpler. They cost a quarter to play, had basic graphics and were defined by yellow characters that ate blue dots and fruits, or something similar. And despite what leaders in a few select towns thought, the games were harmless.Those days...

What the Survey Says is not good

Patrick Turiano | VIEW PROFILE

April 26, 2011

Patrick Turiano |

In our reading we came across an interesting article that was published in InformationWeek. The article states that 67% of regulated companies are not in full compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.Wait, what?Most commonly known as PCI, the...

What's next for payments?

Markiyan Malko | VIEW PROFILE

April 13, 2011

Markiyan Malko |

Recently I attended the Alternative Payment Systems Innovations Summit in hopes of finding what the next big thing in payments was and came away with more questions than answers. Heading into the summit, all I heard for the past couple months was about NFC and how it...

Thinking about secure mobile payments? So are we.

Patrick Turiano | VIEW PROFILE

March 30, 2011

Patrick Turiano |

After the PCI Council put a hard stop on ruling any mobile payments solutions compliant earlier this month, the past couple weeks have been a complete snowball effect.  We’ve blogged about it here a couple of times, but with the mobile space receiving so much...