JENSEN BEACH, Fla.--(CSR’s Director of Consulting Linda Grimm, CIPP/US and WSAA Board Member, will moderate a panel of payments industry experts entitled “Turning Compliance Lemons Into Lemonade; How Compliance Affects Portfolio Value” at the 9th annual convention of the Western States Acquirers Association September 26-27 at the Hyatt Regency Resort and Spa in Huntington Beach, California.)--
“Compliance can not only be a way to increase merchant service provider revenues during times of margin compression, it can also reduce the pain of fallout when a data breach occurs”
Panelists Steve Elefant, Managing Director, Soaring Ventures; CSR’s EVP Darrel Anderson, CIPP/US; and Heather Mark, Ph.D., SVP, Market Strategy at ProPay, will convey the message that urging merchants to protect the personal information they handle can preserve portfolio integrity and value.
“Compliance can not only be a way to increase merchant service provider revenues during times of margin compression, it can also reduce the pain of fallout when a data breach occurs,” according to Grimm. “Merchants and their processors need to understand that protecting just the credit card, or PCI, data that they handle isn’t enough. They store sensitive data of their customers, employees and vendors that must also be protected, and should begin the process to evaluate where they store and how they handle data, or face the preventable and severe consequences in the event of loss.”
Show attendees stopping by the CSR booth to meet Anderson and Grimm will learn how using the patent-pending PCI ToolKit™ alone or bundled with the CSR Breach Reporting ToolKit™, also patent-pending, can stem the erosion of volume and merchant loss while stimulating new streams of revenues. Attendees can also pick up their own copy of CSR’s “Best Practices for Managing PII / Beyond PCI: The New Standard for Securing Data” to take the first steps in the educational process.
CSR is the only compliance provider to offer a way to identify an untapped market of mobile payments merchants and serve a security best practices program with the new Mobile Merchant Module. Discussion will include how CSR is also first-to-market with incorporation of the new P2PE-HW Self-Assessment Questionnaire.
Acquirers, ISOs, payment processors, value-added resellers, franchisors and other associations interested in offering the CSR Breach Reporting or PCI ToolKit services to their merchants or members can email email@example.com or call 1-866-462-7774 for more information.
CSR (Compliance Solutions and Resources) is the leading provider of data compliance solutions and expert services that helps businesses turn compliance into revenue both domestically and around the globe. We enable compliance with Payment Card Industry (PCI) standards and Personally identifiable information (PII) requirements while facilitating best practices to reduce the business risk and financial liability associated with the acquisition, handling, storage, sharing and disposal of data.
The company is a PCI Security Standards Council Participating Organization and is a member of Merchant Acquirers’ Committee (MAC), International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP), Electronic Transactions Association, European Privacy Association, Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HTFP) Association, and National Indian Gaming Association (NIGA).
Founded in 1999, CSR is a privately held corporation headquartered in Jensen Beach, Fla. For more information, please contact CSR at 866-462-7774 or visit www.csrcorporate.com.
About Western States Acquirers Association
The Western States Acquirers Association (WSAA) is a not-for-profit, non-membership organization dedicated to creating an independent forum explicitly designed for the purpose of educating, networking and helping to create an environment of solidarity within the merchant bankcard acquiring field. It is completely self-governing and staffed by volunteers dedicated to accomplishing these goals. We fund each of our events solely on the revenue generated through Vendor and Exhibitor sponsorship and minimal Attendee registration fees. Vendors/Exhibitors are identified as those organizations or individuals that primarily sell to the Acquiring Industry. Attendees are defined as Financial Institutions, Independent Sales Organizations, or Individuals that primarily sell acquiring-related services directly to the Retail Industry. WSAA is open to all who want to attend these Seminars. For more information about WSAA visit http://www.westernstatesacquirers.com.