Tag Archives: PA-DSS

A Merchant’s Guide to PCI SSC Compliance

A Merchant’s Guide to PCI SSC Compliance By Morgan Rickel  PMP, QSA If you are a merchant considering the implementation of a mobile payment acceptance solution, or if you are currently using one, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has determined that one of the major risk factors in validating mobile payment […]


‘Malware’ has come a long way – next-gen malware. From merely annoyance applications coded by bored engineering students for notoriety all the way to professionally developed stealth applications for financial gains and stealing state secrets. According to Verizon’s 2012 Data Breach Investigations Report, 69% of the breaches were attributed to malware infections. The business impact of […]

PCI Council Changes the Rules for PA-DSS Minor Changes

The PCI Council recently released version 2.0 of the PA-DSS Program Guide, available here, which includes a significant change with regards to the definition of a “minor change” and what it means to Payment Application Vendors.  Certain types of changes that would have previously required a complete revalidation of the payment application can now be addressed […]