10 PCI Compliance Best Practices to Protect Your Business and Customers

In 2014, Home Depot suffered a data breach of historic proportions. Hackers gained access to the retailer’s payment systems, compromising credit card information for 56 million customers. That breach cost Home Depot $179 million. While no organization can claim immunity from cyber-attacks, following PCI compliance best practices can mitigate the extent of the damage. All organizations that process credit cards must adhere to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) or face stiff fines. More importantly, PCI compliance represents a starting point for effective cyber security. Following best practices not only keeps you compliant but protects both your…

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eMazzanti Technologies Helps to Advance PCI Security Standards at Council Community Meeting

Hoboken’s IT security experts contributing at exclusive Las Vegas PCI Security Standards Council North America event Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Cision) September 20, 2018 – eMazzanti Technologies, a New York City area IT security expert, announced today that it will participate and exhibit at the PCI Security Standards Council 2018 North America Community Meeting. The exclusive event will be held September 25 – 27, at The Mirage Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. eMazzanti Technologies is a PCI Security Standards Council Participating Organization and PCI Qualified Integrator (QIR). The company’s IT security professionals at the meeting can be found in…

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Smaller Retailers Keeping Up with Technology

Modern retailing is becoming less about location and more about customer experience. That means having the basics, like up-to-date credit card terminals, is expected now just to be in the game. To compete effectively, retailers must provide more. Often, for smaller retailers keeping up with technology is the key. Retail technology (the technologies employed by retailers in their stores) is changing fast. Smaller retailers are finding it hard to keep up with innovations employed by retail giants, such as digital display systems, beacons to track shopper behavior and sophisticated analytics. With so much on their plates, many store owners just…

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PCI Compliance: Why It Matters to Your Small Business

If you run a small business, especially in the retail industry, you’ll know how important it is to take credit and debit cards. More customers than ever prefer to pay this way, and being unable to accept a card can sometimes cost you a sale. But with great opportunity comes great responsibility—it’s crucial that you protect cardholder data for each and every sale. That’s where the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) comes in. Are you compliant? If you’re not sure how PCI compliance affects your small business, here’s a quick guide to help you out. What is…

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Why PCI Compliance is Not Enough Security

Why PCI Compliance is Not Enough Security There’s a ferry near eMazzanti’s office in Hoboken that takes commuters to mid-town Manhattan in less than 10 minutes. Because of experience and safety regulations, passengers feel confident that they will complete the journey. Like ferry safety regulations, PCI compliance is the retail industry’s standard for safeguarding customers’ credit card information. But is it enough security to protect everyone? Not Enough Lifeboats The Titanic was compliant. Yet, half of the passengers lost their lives because there weren’t enough lifeboats. Remarkably, the White Star Line, the operator of the ship, actually provided more lifeboat…

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eMazzanti to Contribute at PCI Security Standards Council 2015 North America Community Meeting

NYC area IT security expert invited to exclusive PCI Security Standards Council event  Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Vocus) September 2, 2015 – eMazzanti Technologies, a New York City area IT security expert, PCI Security Standards Council Participating Organization and PCI Qualified Integrator (QIR), announced today that it will be attending and exhibiting at the PCI Security Standards Council 2015 North America Community Meeting, September 29 – October 1, 2015, at the Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver BC. eMazzanti IT security professionals together with representatives of WatchGuard Technologies can be found in booth 57 at the Centre exhibit hall. WatchGuard Technologies is…

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eMazzanti to Partner with PCI Security Standards Council to Improve Payment Data Security Worldwide

As Council’s newest Participating Organization eMazzanti Technologies to contribute to the development of PCI Security Standards Hoboken, New Jersey – (Vocus) April 1, 2015 — eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area IT consultant and MSP, announced today that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new Participating Organization. eMazzanti Technologies will work with the Council to achieve and improve payment data security worldwide through the ongoing development of the PCI Security Standards, including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS). Endorsed by American…

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eMazzanti Offers EMV Credit Card Technology Upgrade Services in Advance of Fraud Liability Deadline

NYC area IT consultant to help merchants, professionals and other businesses prepare to accept new chip-and-PIN technology cards Hoboken, New Jersey ­- (Vocus) March 25, 2015 — eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area IT consultant and MSP, announced today that it is now offering EMV credit card technology upgrade services to retail merchants, doctors, attorneys, contractors and other businesses that accept credit cards. Retailers and others are looking to upgrade their point of sale (POS) systems to prepare for the October 15, 2015 deadline when the liability for credit card fraud shifts to the merchant if they do not have an…

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eMazzanti Technologies Boosts Retail Fashion Industry Expertise

New York City area IT consultant hires experienced customer advocate to help fashion retailers accelerate growth with technology Hoboken, New Jersey ­ December 29, 2014 — eMazzanti Technologies Boosts Retail Fashion Industry Expertise eMazzanti Technologies, a NYC area IT consultant and MSP, announces the hiring of Megan Woolley to the position of Account Executive. Ms. Woolley will work directly with customers to grow their retail business with technology, focusing on helping retailers with important IT concerns, such as PCI compliance and implementing mobile POS systems. Woolley comes to eMazzanti Technologies with POS technology experience at one of the nation’s best…

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End of Mainstream Support Not the End of the Road for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008

End of Mainstream Support Not the End of the Road for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008   Recent statements from Microsoft concerning the end of “Mainstream Support” for Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 have caused some concern among Windows users. Fortunately, upgrading to Windows 8.1 to continue support and take advantage of new features is easy. Microsoft has announced that on January 13, 2015, mainstream support is ending for two popular products, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008. The deadline affects all home and business versions of Windows 7 (Home Basic, Home Premium, Ultimate, Enterprise and Starter). Microsoft…

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