Online Merchants: 3 Things to Consider When Choosing an iFrame Payment Form

If you’re an online merchant or e-commerce provider by now you know you should use an iFrame based payment form to minimize your PCI compliance burden. And, in general, you’re in luck! Since PCI DSS 3.0 is almost two years old by now, most payment gateways and payment processors have iFrame-based payment forms available for use. However, all is not rosy in the payment form landscape. Just because your gateway offers a payment form that has “iFrame” […]

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PCI Compliance Best Practices – Making E-Commerce More Secure

On February 2nd, 2017, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) updated its best practices guidelines for securing e-commerce and PCI compliance. Among other things, this is notable because PCI DSS 3.0 was released back in 2013 and a lot has changed since that time; most markedly the roll out of PCI 3.2 in April of 2016. The release of PCI 3.0 introduced the SAQ A-EP – a roughly 40 page requirement compared […]

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PCI DSS 3.0 for Online Merchants

Nothing strikes fear in the heart of online merchants quite like PCI DSS – the set of “technical and operational requirements designed to protect cardholder data” put forth by the credit card networks (Visa, MasterCard, etc…). If you accept credit cards online, even if you’re not storing or processing those cards yourself, you need to be aware of its requirements and prepared to invest some time into compliance. The upgrade from v2.0 to PCI DSS 3.0 […]

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The Path to PCI Compliance

If you’re starting a business that accepts credit cards online, my direct experience doing this very thing may provide helpful guidance as you navigate the requirements of PCI compliance.   A number of years ago I was working on a product that enabled groups of people to communicate with one another and collaborate as a community – lets call it “AwesomeGroups”. We began to think there could be a revenue stream in features that allowed […]

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