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March 25, 2014

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March 24, 2014

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  • Milestone moment for by Visa as fifteen leading European payment service providers join forces to promote the service to retailers - "Visa Europe has today announced new partnerships with fifteen European Internet Payment Service Providers (IPSPs), giving the by Visa digital wallet service access to their extensive e-commerce merchant portfolios, and supporting the continued growth and availability of the multi-market wallet service."
  • Nordea to divest all its shares in Nets Holding A/S - "As the payments industry is becoming increasingly complex and international, Nets needs a strong experienced owner with a clear strategic vision to take the Company to the next level of its development. Nordea believes its divestment and the new owner will be beneficial for the Company and the customers of Nets."
  • Statement on Credit Card Processing Issue - California Department of Motor Vehicles - "There is no evidence at this time of a direct breach of the DMV’s computer system. However, out of an abundance of caution and in the interest of protecting the sensitive information of California drivers, the DMV has opened an investigation into any potential security breach in conjunction with state and federal law enforcement."

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March 18, 2014

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March 04, 2014

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February 03, 2014

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The second edition of our book "Payments Systems in the U.S." has just been published. It's available in print from and in an ebook version for your iPad.

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December 19, 2013

Target Confirms Unauthorized Access to Payment Card Data in U.S. Stores

Target logo 70pxTarget has confirmed that there was "unauthorized access to payment card data that may have impacted certain guests making credit and debit card purchases in its U.S. stores. Target is working closely with law enforcement and financial institutions, and has identified and resolved the issue."

“Target’s first priority is preserving the trust of our guests and we have moved swiftly to address this issue, so guests can shop with confidence. We regret any inconvenience this may cause,” said Gregg Steinhafel, chairman, president and chief executive officer, Target. “We take this matter very seriously and are working with law enforcement to bring those responsible to justice.”

Approximately 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been impacted between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15, 2013. Target has determined that the information involved in this incident included customer name, credit or debit card number, and the card’s expiration date and CVV (the three-digit security code). Target says it alerted authorities and financial institutions immediately after it was made aware of the unauthorized access, and is putting all appropriate resources behind these efforts.

More information is available at Target’s corporate website. Targets customers who suspect any unauthorized activity should contact Target at: 866-852-8680.

November 12, 2013

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  • Join Glenbrook's Carol Coye Benson and Scott Loftesness for our Glenbrook Payments Boot Camp on December 10-11th in Palo Alto, California!
  • Glenbrook's Jacqueline Chilton will be speaking social media and payments at the Northern California LINC Networking event being held November 14 at Google.
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October 17, 2013

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  • Join us for our Glenbrook Payments Boot Camp on October 23rd/24th in New York City!
  • Glenbrook's Elizabeth McQuerry will be speaking at this year's NACHA Global Payments Forum on October 17-18 in New York City. She'll be speaking on the topic "Mobile Payments, Interoperability & Faster Funds Transfer". Elizabeth will also be speaking on New Payments Regulation in Brazil at the International Money Transmitter Conference in Miami 4-7, 2013.
  • Glenbrook's Carol Coye Benson will be speaking at this year's American Bankers Association Annual Convention on October 20-22 in New Orleans. She'll be participating in a panel discussion on The Future of the Payments Industry.
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August 15, 2013

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February 07, 2013

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May 24, 2012

Protegrity Announces Vaultless Tokenization for Payments Industry

Protegrity logo 140x60px Protegrity has announced Protegrity Vaultless Tokenization for the Payments Industry, the a new lightweight tokenization solution that can scale without the cost and complexity of backend database infrastructure.

"Today's tokenization has failed the payments industry, requiring companies to create homegrown solutions or turn to limited vendor offerings that stifle their ability to effectively secure massive amounts of data across their full client base," said Suni Munshani, CEO of Protegrity. "With this announcement, Protegrity enables processors and gateways to remove their customers' financial, operational and security burden of dealing with toxic PAN data, while scaling across thousands of merchants."

January 17, 2012

January 10, 2012

Benchmarking Level 4 Merchant PCI Compliance – The Acquirer’s Perspective

Survey graphic 140pxControlScan has released the results of a study it recently completed with acquirers on Level 4 Merchant PCI Compliance.

94% percent of acquirers have a PCI program in place for their Level 4 merchants with 57% saying their merchants see value in their PCI program. More importantly, 70% of acquirer respondents believe their PCI program reduces small merchant data breaches.

The survey was completed in October 2011 by 146 banks, processors and ISOs with Level 4 merchant portfolios ranging from less than 1,000 accounts to more than 50,000.

December 13, 2011

Study Finds 8% Increase of Unencrypted Cards Since 2010

Security metrics logo 140pxA study recently published by SecurityMetrics shows 71% of merchants who entered the study were found to store unencrypted payment card data in 2011, which is an increase of 8% since 2010.

"There's so much going on in the security industry that it's sometimes difficult to target the most important things," said SecurityMetrics CEO Brad Caldwell. "We think these findings are a game changer for the security industry, and will help focus priorities on the bigger problem plaguing merchants today. After all, criminals can't steal card data merchants don't have."

August 30, 2011

August 09, 2011

Visa Rolls Out EMV Roadmap for US

Visa logo 60pxhVisa has announced plans to accelerate the migration to EMV contact and contactless chip technology in the United States. "The adoption of dual-interface chip technology will help prepare the U.S. payment infrastructure for the arrival of NFC-based mobile payments by building the necessary infrastructure to accept and process chip transactions that support either a signature or PIN at the point of sale."

"By encouraging investments in EMV contact and contactless chip technology, we will speed up the adoption of mobile payments as well as improve international interoperability and security," said Jim McCarthy, global head of product, Visa Inc. "As NFC mobile payments and other chip-based emerging technologies are poised to take off in the coming years, we are taking steps today to create a commercial framework that will support growth opportunities and create value for all participants in the payment chain."
Visa believes chip technology will also help secure payments through the use of dynamic authentication. READ MORE »

July 25, 2011

Survey Says "Brand Protection" Drives Payment Security Investments

Survey graphic 140px"Findings from a new survey of eCommerce merchants released today by CyberSource and Trustwave show that nearly 70% of respondents cited the need to 'protect the brand' as the primary driver for tightening controls against hackers and other payment security risks." Only 26% said avoiding PCI compliance fines were the key motivator.

May 24, 2011

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February 15, 2011

nuBridges Takes Sensitive Data Tokenization to the Cloud

Nubridges logo 140pxnuBridges has announced nuBridges Protect Tokenization as a Service (TaaS), the "first cloud-based tokenization service for national and multi-national companies that want to protect Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Electronic Health Records (EHR) to improve security, reduce risk, ease compliance and minimize data security costs. Hosted by Verizon Business on its Computing as a Service (CaaS) platform, the new service is equally adept at protecting payment cards to help merchants comply with the Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)."

January 26, 2011

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January 13, 2011

Cisco Issues PCI Compliance Pulse Survey Findings

survey_graphic_140px.pngCisco has unveiled the results of a survey conducted by InsightExpress of 500 information technology decision-makers to uncover and qualify current sentiment on PCI DSS five years after the standard emerged. Surprisingly, respondents think PCI compliance has been more beneficial than not:

  • 70% of survey respondents feel that their organization is more secure than it would be if PCI compliance were not required
  • Of the survey respondents, 87% believe that the PCI requirements are necessary for protecting cardholder data
  • 60% of respondents suggested that PCI-compliance projects can drive other network or network security projects
Results of the full survey (including five year PCI compliance cost) in slide format are available here.

December 20, 2010

December 09, 2010

Braintree Adds Tokenization and Flash Redirect for Web 2.0 Merchants

braintree_logo_140px.pngBraintree has announced availability of Luhn-10 Tokenization, a key feature to helps merchants better address PCI compliance requirements. "Braintree has also enhanced its innovative Transparent Redirect technology by adding support for applications written in Flash. This is particularly important as an increasing number of Web 2.0 merchants work to make the payments experience as seamless and frictionless as possible."

December 07, 2010

Amazon Cloud Achieves Level 1 PCI Compliance

aws_logo_140px.png Amazon Web Services has announced that "it has achieved Level 1 compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS). Merchants and other service providers can now run their applications on AWS PCI-compliant technology infrastructure to store, process and transmit credit card information in the cloud."

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