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Lead Story

Square: Passing fad or market changer?

Patti Murphy
ProScribes Inc.

News

Industry Update

PCI update addresses holes in wireless security

SmartMetric initiates suit against Visa, MasterCard

Eight payment companies on Inc. 500

Is self learning the next step in the fraud fight?

Trade Association News

Features

An interview with Alex Goretsky

Ken Musante
Eureka Payments LLC

Research Rundown

Alternative payments in the mobile space

Alex Grinberg
eWise

Envisioning an advertising-sponsored mobile payment network

Richard K. Crone
Crone Consulting LLC

Website in your pocket

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid in brief

Mobile prepaid builds bridge for underbanked

FTC redresses consumers for prepaid card scam

Views

Debit after Durbin

Patti Murphy
ProScribes Inc.

A fresh perspective on POS innovation

Brandes Elitch
CrossCheck Inc.

Education

Street SmartsSM:
PCI essentials for MLSs

Bill Pirtle
MPCT Publishing Co.

How to plan your dream life

Dale S. Laszig
Castles Technology Co. Ltd.

ISOs and social media: Staying in compliance

Adam Atlas
Attorney at Law

10 tips for building a stronger LinkedIn profile

Marc W. Halpert
Your Best Interest LLC

Making use of receipt real estate

Stephen Enfield
POS Supply Solutions

Peering into payments' not so crystal ball

Nicholas Cucci
Network Merchants Inc.

Company Profile

Point of Sale System Services Inc.

New Products

A gateway to profit

RetailPAY
Nationwide Payment Solutions LLC

Inspiration

Your merchant ground control unit

Departments

Forum

Resource Guide

Datebook

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The Green Sheet Online Edition

September 26, 2011  •  Issue 11:09:02

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Street SmartsSM

PCI essentials for MLSs

By Bill Pirtle

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) can be confusing for processors, merchant level salespeople (MLSs) and for merchants alike. When I met Trustwave Vice President Greg Leos at the Midwest Acquirers Association meeting in July, I requested the opportunity to submit questions from GS Online's MLS Forum to him to further our understanding of PCI so we can help our merchants stay compliant.

Following is a Q&A between Leos and myself. It covers PCI basics. My next article will delve into specific rules pertaining to the Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) and will feature input from Trustwave's SAQ guru, Greg Rosenberg.

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