Aug 13 2009
Not a lot of time to write at the moment, but that will be changing soon. So instead of giving you my own rant on a couple of issues, I’m going to point you to other people’s articles. Especially in the case of my Rich Mogull’s response to an interview with Robert Carr from Heartland.
- MasterCard to fine Merchants for non-compliance – I think I’ve linked to this article before, but it’s a building block for the next article from Branden Williams
- MasterCard clarifies their position – The most important things I see here is that MasterCard is saying no Level 1 or Level 2 merchants can self-assess from this point on, followed closely by the statement that a merchant must be compliant with PCI-DSS before taking MasterCard transactions. These are both very important, and in my opinion, good steps to take, but we should be hearing a lot of screaming and gnashing of teeth from the merchant community soon.
- Heartland CEO on data breach: QSAs let us down – Can you spell ‘personal responsibility’, Mr. Carr?
- An open letter to Robert Carr, CEO of Heartland Payment Systems – Rich does a better job than I could have done of tearing apart Mr. Carr’s comments about his company’s breach being the QSA’s fault. And I bet Rich doesn’t have nearly as much spittle on his screen as I would have had.
- One man’s view: Heartland CEO must accept responsibility – Mike Rothman’s probably the one man who’d be spitting and screaming at his screen more than I would when writing a response to Mr. Carr.
- Just Added! Will the real leader please step forward – I like Andy’s comment that “he should … take his golden parachute and go home”