Visa Best Practices & Small Biz Resources

May 14th, 2014 by

Visa has recently updated its comprehensive guide to credit for small business. The guide covers many important topics – personal credit, business credit, business credit report information, understanding and improving credit scores, and more. The guidebook is a helpful “how to” resource, as credit impacts your ability to secure financing and take advantage of growth […]

February 7th, 2014 by

Although it is true that every data compromise has its own challenges and extenuating circumstances, there are some good basic communications principles that can be applied to most data breach situations. The best line of defense is a thorough and ongoing data security program. This document presumes that your company has extensive prevention measures in […]

February 7th, 2014 by

In the event of a data breach, in addition to complying with any applicable laws and regulations, Visa clients or merchants and their agents must take immediate action to contain the incident, notify payment system partners including Visa, and investigate the incident, which may include retaining an independent PCI Forensic Investigator (PFI). Identification, containment, and […]

February 7th, 2014 by

 Protect Your Merchant Terminals from Illegal Tampering helps you anticipate threats and take preventative steps to keep your Point of Sale (POS) and Personal Identification Number (PIN) acceptance terminals safe. Visa has assembled the following insights and best practices for secure PIN Entry Device usage which will help protect your business. Don’t use just one; […]

February 7th, 2014 by

Providing customers with a safe, reliable transactions network is a priority your business shares with the entire global payments industry. The threat of data piracy is real, and simple procedures can and must be taken to anticipate it — and to spot crimes quickly when thieves momentarily succeed. Learn about complying with the PCI Data […]

October 30th, 2013 by

By Karen Kerrigan- Your small business is vulnerable to a cyber attack.  Nearly one in five attacks are against small firms.  When successful, these attacks average $8,000 to fix and multiple days to resolve.  A very large number of small businesses (nearly 70%) do not survive an online intrusion. Business owners can implement common sense […]

March 26th, 2013 by

The latest Visa Best Practice document provides helpful tips and insights on keeping your point-of-sale equipment secure. It covers important insights on keeping your equipment safe, securing your sales area and educating your employees. As noted by Visa in the piece Protect Your Merchant Terminals from Illegal Tampering: “By keeping your equipment safe and your […]

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