Dara Security

Archived News from June 2019

Dara Security is a PCI Qualified Assessor Company

We are proud to have earned the PCI Qualified PIN Assessor (PCI QPA) certification which allows us to perform assessments using the PCI PIN Security Standard. With our PCI QPA certification, we have demonstrated that we are equipped with the latest knowledge and tools to assist payment stakeholders to comply with Version 3.0 of the PCI PIN Security Standard.

By utilizing a PCI QPA company to conduct the PCI PIN assessment, a merchant or service provider can be confident that:

·         the auditor has the required skills and...

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The Status of EMV

Conversion from magnetic-stripe payment cards to EMV (Europay, Mastercard, and Visa) chip cards boomed when EMV conversion first launched, and recent data from Visa Inc shows that conversion efforts continue to grow.

EMV conversion was first introduced in 2015 when the major card networks established a liability shift from issuers to merchants. Beginning in October 2015, merchants assumed the responsibility for financial losses due to counterfeit fraud if their POS terminals could not accept chip cards. As merchants gave chip technology top priority, EMV conversion grew rapidly...

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