Visa Best Practices & Small Biz Resources

July 15th, 2015 by

Cyber-attacks on payment card data, electronic protected health information (EPHI), and personally identifiable information (PII) continue to rise. On Wednesday, 5 August 2015, at 10 a.m. Pacific time, Visa will host a webinar to discuss threats and security practices for protecting payment card data and PII. Visa Global Payment System Risk will be hosting a […]

April 23rd, 2015 by

By Barbara Weltman- No, this is not a brand of car or model type. EMV, which stands for Europay, MasterCard, and Visa, is a chip-and-pin technology for credit/debit cards. Also referred to as smart cards, EMV technology replaces the current strip that appears at the back of cards in the United States (Europe and most […]

March 30th, 2015 by

The “rawpos” malware is a memory scraper infecting global lodging merchants at an alarming rate. Variants date as far back as 2008, and it is one of the first known memory scrapers to target Point of Sale (POS) systems. Typically clustered in three files, there is no standard infection method for this malware. Of particular […]

March 5th, 2015 by

A malware known as Carbanak is being used as part of an Advanced Persistent Threat attack to commit financial crime. Kaspersky Labs has reported that over 100 financial institutions and retailers in over 30 countries were targeted with spear phishing emails that are designed to appear to be legitimate banking communications. Carbanak allows attackers remote […]

February 12th, 2015 by

Make your New Year’s resolution to reinvest in your business and ensure that you leverage secure technology practices and solutions to protect your business and customer data. In addition to complying with PCI DSS v3.0, merchants can further strengthen their payment card processing environment by layering one or more solutions to create a “defense-in-depth” security […]

January 10th, 2015 by

Merchants accepting payment cards are targeted by fraudsters and hackers trying to obtain their customers’ cardholder data.  This webinar will highlight secure technologies designed to act independently or in concert with one another to strengthen the protection of payment card data. Technologies such as EMV chip, point-to-point encryption and tokenization can work independently to devalue […]

December 5th, 2014 by

During this holiday shopping season certain customer behavior could point to card fraud, but it doesn’t necessarily indicate criminal activity. You know your customers, so let your instincts steer you in the right direction. Visa is committed to helping merchants better understand how they can best protect their businesses and customers. As part of this […]

November 25th, 2014 by

Visa distributed the alert: “Protecting Merchant Point of Sale Systems During The Holiday Season.” This advisory was prepared by the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC), the United States Secret Service (USSS), and the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC), and is directed towards retailers or companies which are processing financial transactions and […]

September 12th, 2014 by

Visa Webinar, Wednesday, September 24, 2014, 10:00 A.M. PST Visa Global Payment System Risk will be hosting a webinar on 24 September 2014 at 10 am PST on how to identify, contain, and mitigate the “Backoff” malware.  Participate in this webinar to learn good business practices to protect your business from a malware attack. “Backoff” […]

July 14th, 2014 by

Visa has recently observed an increase in malicious remote access activity associated with unauthorized access to merchant Point-of-Sale (POS) environments and ultimately, payment card data.  These attacks are suspected to have occurred as a result of compromised username/login credentials combined with remote management software exposed to the Internet Visa has highlighted these security issues in a […]

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