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Tag : PCI Compliance

I just upgraded my POS, am I PCI compliant now?

July 10, 2014

So you just upgraded your system to a shiny new POS system. Your software is now at the forefront of technology. You shouldn’t have to worry about PCI compliance at this point, should you? Maybe, maybe not. PCI compliance… What a fickle beast you are.  Even after 20+ years in the hospitality POS industry, consumer card protection is the one topic that never gets old. For those of you without direct experience with it, here’s a little education on the PCI. Depending on your POS platform, you will either be considered an “on premise vendor” which requires you to fill out SAQ C or SAQ D.  Each of these have their own separate compliance, questions, regulations, etc. etc. If you have integrated credit cardsContinue Reading …

EMV and Chip and PIN: What is it and How Does It Affect My Business?

April 16, 2014

The world of credit card payment systems has been getting rocked lately. From the large-scale credit card breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus to the changing economic landscape, big questions have been left unanswered. None larger, though, than the questions raised about EMV. Because of the regulations regarding the adoption of EMV in the US, most people don’t really understand what the implementation means and what will need to be done in order to be compliant with the new regulation. One of the first questions to answer is “What is EMV anyway and how does it work?” EMV is short for Europay, Mastercard, and Visa.  This system has been around since the 1990’s and has been in use in many parts of the worldContinue Reading …

CBS Webinars: Don’t Become a Target! What You Need to Know About PCI Compliance

January 20, 2014

Join The Restaurant Technology Guys for a frank conversation with Patrick Purcell of Tekmark on the topic of Payment Card Security. They will discuss what it takes to become and stay PCI Compliant from the point of view of a restaurant operator. Join us for this important webinar that can save your business and reputation from big losses. Click to Register for Don’t Become A Target.  

Upcoming End-of-Life Dates for Windows OS

December 4, 2013

PCI Compliance requires merchants to run currently-supported Windows Operating Systems on the computers on their PCI network.  If their current Windows OS isn’t supported merchants must upgrade to a current supported version. End-of-life dates for various Windows OS as published by Microsoft: Windows XP  –  April 2014 Embedded XP – December 2016 Vista   – April 2017 Windows 7 – January 2020 Please reach out to your CBS Account Manager if you have any further questions about PCI Compliance and your current Windows OS. CBS Account Managers: Jason Perovich  949-609-6715  jason.perovich@cbsnorthstar.com Anthony Gartung  800-551-7674 x254   anthony.gartung@cbsnorthstar.com Cindy Milligan  832-452-7291  cindy.milligan@cbsnorthstar.com

PCI with Boston’s in the Big D

November 8, 2013

This week I was at the CBS Dallas office to introduce our area clients to Gina Delbano, the newest member of Team CBS.  Gina has joined CBS as an Account Executive and will be working with operators in the Dallas area.  She brings a deep experience to our team having work in the area of retail and restaurant POS/technology for a number of years.  Welcome to CBS, Gina! Another reason for the trip was to meet up with Patrick Purcell, Director of Business Development for Tekmark, Inc. to deliver a CBS Webinar about PCI Compliance.  The webinar was a big hit, providing lots of valuable information about PCI and specifically tailored for restaurant operators.  I’ve put a link to the video recording at theContinue Reading …

CBS Webinar Tuesday Nov. 5: Think You’re PCI Compliant? Odds Are You’re Not.

November 3, 2013

Tuesday, November 5 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time we’re presenting an important webinar, “Think You’re PCI Compliant?  Odds Are You’re Not!”  We’ll be joined by Patrick Purcell, Director of Business Development for Tekmark, Inc, and an expert on PCI issues for restaurant operators. The world of PCI is constantly changing so this is your chance to update your previous knowledge or get caught up on what restaurant operators must do to protect their business from the ever-present threat of a network security breach. We’ll hold the program to no more than thirty minutes.  Expect it to be rich with info and you’ll also have a chance to ask questions in a live Q&A. Click Here to Register for Tuesday’s PCI webinar.   Hope toContinue Reading …

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