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Skurla's is QIR Certified

Apr 19, 2016 1:46:17 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins

Visa advised acquirers that as of January 2017, all new Level 4 merchants must use only Payment Card Industry (PCI)-certified QIR solutions providers for POS application and terminal installation and integration. 

Today we are happy to announce that we are a QIR Certified POS Provider.  A BIG shout out to Jesse Dison for the successful completion of the Qualified Integrators and Resellers course.


The Qualified Integrators & Resellers course provides an opportunity for eligible professionals of qualifying organizations to receive training and qualification on the secure installation of Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS)-validated payment applications into merchant environments in a manner that facilitates PCI Data Security Standard compliance.

To learn more about the Small Merchant Security Program Requirements download the security bulletin here.

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To learn more about how you can reduce your risk and PCI requirements, read the rest of the article here.

As part of this expansion of the merchant data security validation requirements, Level 4 merchants now may also qualify for the Visa Technology Innovation Program (TIP) which recognizes and acknowledges merchants that take action to prevent counterfeit fraud by investing in EMV technology or PCI SSC-validated point-to-point encryption (P2PE) solutions. Participation in TIP allows qualifying merchants to discontinue the annual PCI DSS validation assessment. To qualify for TIP and receive its benefits, a merchant must meet the following criteria: • Confirm that sensitive authentication data (i.e., the full contents of magnetic stripe, CVV2 and PIN data) are not stored subsequent to transaction authorization, as defined in the PCI DSS. • Ensure that at least 75 percent of all transactions originate through one of the following secure acceptance channels:  Enabled and operating EMV chip-reading terminals OR a PCI SSC-validated P2PE solution

Tags: PCI, Security, Credit Card Security, QIR

Lynn Skurla Perkins

Written by Lynn Skurla Perkins

Lynn grew up in the point of sale and cash register industry working in the family business – and is now at the helm of Skurla's POS Solutions. She enjoys working with local Alaskan businesses, especially restaurants, grocery stores, and retail operations - helping them control costs and increase revenues through well managed point of sale solutions. Besides running the company, Lynn has also served on the Board of Directors, and as Chairman of the Board, for the Retail Solutions Provider Association. In her spare time, she loves cooking, camping and volunteering with organizations that are passionate about helping children.

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