Category Archive for "CardConnect in the News"


Mashable: Home Depot Confirms Security Breach, Customers’ Payment Cards At Risk

IMAGE: FLICKR, MIKE MOZART By Jason Abbruzzese September 8, 2014 Home Depot has confirmed that its payment system suffered a security breach, putting customers’ payment cards at risk. The breach was limited to U.S. and Canadian stores, with no evidence that

Read More

Compliance Week: New Standards for Payment Card Security Take Effect

Compliance Week | January 14th, 2014 By Jaclyn Jaeger A brand new set of IT security standards governing how companies should protect consumers’ credit card data took effect this month, creating new compliance headaches for any company that stores, processes,

Read More

CSO Rush Taggart on CNBC’s “Closing Bell”

Could ‘pin & chip technology’ have saved Target? January 10, 2014 | CNBC’s “Closing Bell”   Rush Taggart, Chief Security Officer at CardConnect, on CNBC’s “Closing Bell” Target says up to 110 million customers were impacted by the data breach.

Read More

USA Today: PCI rules could help stymie Target data thieves

USA Today | December 23, 2013 By Byron Acohido Target’s massive databreach took place just a few weeks before a set of payment card industry standards – known as PCI DSS 3.0 – were scheduled to go into effect. CyberTruth

Read More

Wall Street Journal: New Credit Card Standards Will Make Hacking Harder

The Wall Street Journal | December 23, 2013 By Ben DiPietro Good news for credit card users who had their data stolen in the Target Corp. breach, or who are worried about losing their data the next time they swipe

Read More

Reuters: Target Payment Card Data Theft Highlights Lagging U.S. Security

Reuters | December 22, 2013 By Ross Kerber The massive data breach disclosed by retailer Target Corp last week is likely to teach its U.S. customers a painful lesson in payment card security and build support for an anti-fraud technology

Read More

ISO & Agent Weekly: CardConnect’s SmartPay Enables Online Billing

ISO & Agent Weekly | August 15, 2013 CardConnect has acquired SmartPay, an enterprise online billing tool developed by Onsharp, an interactive agency that designs, builds and supports web-based technology. The SmartPay enterprise billing tool gives a business owner’s customers

Read More
jeff shanahan

Philadelphia Business Journal: Profile on CardConnect President Jeff Shanahan

‘I expect contactless payment methods to become the standard.’ Philadelphia Business Journal Social Capital Profile | August 9, 2013 Jeff Fusco / Philadelphia Business Journal Jeff Shanahan is president of CardConnect (formerly Financial Transaction Services), which enables clients to accept

Read More
cardconnect donation to washington city mission

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Washington City Mission gets $200,000 from CardConnect

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette | June 27, 2013 By Janice Compton Anna Bentley/Post-Gazette Brian Shanahan has one overreaching goal in life. “I want to end homelessness,” the Upper St. Clair resident said. “I just want to give back.” To that end, the

Read More

Small Business Computing: How Small Businesses Can Get Paid. Let Us Count the Ways

Small Business Computing | June 3, 2013 By Pam Baker Like most other small business owners, you have an unrelenting zeal for what you do, and the commitment to work endless hours to do it. Unfortunately, the bottom line dictates

Read More