For the last two weeks it seems my mind and time has been consumed by PCI DSS, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, a document written by the PCI Security Standards Council. The Council’s founding members are American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard, and Visa Inc. At the time of this writing the current version which I reference throughout this article is v3.2 published in April 2016. References are available at the bottom of this article.

I am going to recap some recent experiences I had with PCI compliance and small/medium-size businesses (SMBs) in the central Illinois area. Continue reading “Credit Card Security Practices in Rural Illinois”