Using a combination of fines and incentives the payment card brands have working hard to boost PCI-DSS compliance rates among merchants. Meanwhile, ASVs have been doing their part by offering their services at drastically reduced prices and curtailing the security checklist to make certification as easy as possible. Every merchant who signs up is able to get PCI certified, but it does come at a price (not including bandwidth utilization). The problem is adoption rates are still slow, but that might all change with a new entry into the space, Scanless PCI.
Scanless PCI claims they’ve found a unique (patent-pending) way to certify merchant websites with no-setup, no technology changes, and at absolutely no cost! Sounded too good to be true so I investigated their website. To my amazement I left the site completely convinced that their offering is every bit as effective at stopping hackers as other ASVs we’ve discussed here in the past. Their process was so straight forward I figured there was no excuse for my blog not to be PCI Certified as well. Check out the right side column, compliance was zip zap!
I encourage everyone to jump on board and give the service a try.
And a happy April Fool's Day to you, too!
Interesting Concept. Does the scanless PCI have a franchisee system? ;)
I think there is a referral system in place with revenue sharing.
heh... good one.
Oh my, I thought this was real too! Gladly looking through your directories and some help from Walt Conway, I figured it out, lol. Nice one, I like how you worded it.
"In the event of a security breach during the certification period, Scanless PCI will pay damages"
It was almost believable marketing speak up to this point
You know the saddest part about it is that someone registered the domain for a full year, lol.
omg! at first glance the whole thing actually 'appeared' legit though didn't sound 'logically correct' ;)
...it's 2nd today - I think I goofed up in April Fool's Week. hehe!
hi There its me Sharukh, regarding the Conf. in India...just wondering june 7th-8th is it ok with you ? ..
cya soon. at HITB..have a safe trip...for dubai...will be startin on 11th..frm US to Dubai....
Hi Sharukh, these days all my conference scheduling is handled by our marketing/pr department. If you could email me, I'll put you in touch with them and they'd be able to investigate the opportunity and provide you with the answer. My job is just making sure the slides look good. :)
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