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  • Gartner: No need to drop Heartland over PCI delistings

    A Gartner Inc. analyst is urging companies that do business with Heartland Payment Systems Inc. and RBS WorldPay Inc. not to switch to other payment processors just because of Visa Inc.'s decision this month to remove Heartland and RBS WorldPay from its list of service providers that are compliant with the PCI data security rules.

  • Visa pilots new payment card security initiatives

    Acknowledging the need for controls that go beyond those offered by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard, a senior Visa executive Thursday described two new initiatives to reduce payment card fraud being tested by the company.

  • Visa: Post-breach criticism of PCI standard misplaced

    Visa's top risk management executive Thursday dismissed what she described as "recent rumblings" about the possible demise of the PCI data security rules as "premature" and "dangerous" to long-term efforts to ensure that credit and debit card data is secure.

  • Companies get checklist on PCI security rules

    The organization that administers the credit card industry's data security rules has released a new set of compliance guidelines -- a move that reinforces the widespread perception that efforts to comply are going slowly at many companies.

  • PCI council sharpens oversight of security auditors

    The PCI Security Standards Council Monday unveiled a plan to sharpen oversight of the hundreds of security-service providers now authorized to evaluate merchant networks under the organization's Payment Card Industry data standards.

  • Credit-card security standard issued after much debate

    The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, the organization that sets technical requirements for processing credit- and debit-cards, Wednesday issued revised security rules, while also indicating next year it will focus on new guidelines for end-to-end encryption, payment machines and virtualization.