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Lead Story

Tough love in compliance and breach liability


Industry Update

Visa consolidates, restructures

Cabbies roll with VeriFone terminals

Negotiating the wireless security minefield

SPVA broadens membership base with global players


Esteban Marin

MWAA raises the conference bar year by year

Embry enters payment hall of fame

ControlScan extends involvement with ETA

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid in brief

Financial storm perfect for prepaid?

Keeping patients sticky

Triumphs and travails of kiosk deployments


Community counts

Biff Matthews
CardWare International

Consumers love rewards, why don't sales reps?

Lori Breitzke


Street SmartsSM:
The proper approach to MLS hunting

Jon Perry and Vanessa Lang

Seven reasons to avoid exclusivity

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

A case for case histories

Nancy Drexler
SignaPay Ltd.

The MLS opportunity

Christian Murray
Global eTelecom Inc.

Call reluctance: Diagnose it and treat it

Jeff Fortney
Clearent LLC

Digging into PCI:
Part 1 - Securing the network

Tim Cranny
Panoptic Security Inc.

Company Profile

First National Merchant Solutions

New Products

Advertise for free processing


Purchasing made easy and secure



As in work, so in life



Resource Guide


A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

August 10, 2009  •  Issue 09:08:01

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Trade Association News
ControlScan extends involvement with ETA

Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) compliance solutions firm ControlScan Inc. said it will participate on two committees of the Electronic Transactions Association to help educate ISOs, acquirers and the smaller (level 4) merchants on PCI DSS compliance issues. Joan Herbig, ControlScan's CEO, renewed her position on the Fraud and Risk Committee. Heather Varian Foster, Vice President of Marketing, joined the Education Committee.

"Small merchants make up the largest percentage of the overall merchant population and they are also the most frequently breached," Herbig said. "We felt the ETA would provide a platform that will allow us to talk about the unique challenges small merchants face in the PCI compliance game. Many level 4 merchants - as well as many ISOs and acquirers - are just not well educated about PCI. We want everyone to better understand what they need to do to become compliant."

Nuts and bolts

Foster said that in the two years she and Herbig have been with ControlScan, they have developed a mantra to elevate security "across the board" and build programs that target both of their audiences. "We want to make sure this is not just a check the box and get it done type of thing," Foster said. "It's about building a security platform where they are assured their credit card data is protected.

"It's not so much explaining PCI as it is getting tactical and explaining the procedure step by step, to deliver short snippets of education applicable to where the merchant is in the PCI compliance process. The main thing here is that we need everyone to know that level 4 compliance is a big deal and that it takes an army of people to get this message out there. We want to be significantly contributing to that."

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