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What SMBs Need To Know About Security But Are Afraid To Ask
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3Dmerchant
3Dmerchant,
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7/17/2016 | 10:41:14 AM
Good resource, but falls a little short
Note: Documents target SMALL merchants only, and includes some great resources. If looking for guidance, should comparative risk identify non-PCI compliant practices on nearly every slide? A chief complaint is risk profiles including "hard copy data, for example on paper receipts..." and "pin entry devices that are not PCI Compliant". To include that, maybe the report should be include color coding for non-PCI compliant elements (credit card numbers on receipts, pin entry devices),

Shortcomings:
  • What's not illustrated? What a P2PE solution looks like.
  • Type 14 Virtual Terminal Protections, for example, should add: Install browser, software, firewall patches; Use an encrypted Keypad.
  • Terminology: "Semi-integrated" is commonly being used by companies selling POS solutions. It's not in the Glossary, nor readily identifiable in the Payment system types at a glance. Too keep it simple for small businesses, it needs to be easier to figure out what they're comparing in real world.


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