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May 01, 2013 14:22 ET

Online Tech, High Bit Security Join Forces to Offer Free Educational Webinar on Safe Mobile Payment Acceptance

Online Tech Series of Webinars Continues on May 7, Focuses on Protecting Credit Card Data

ANN ARBOR, MI--(Marketwired - May 01, 2013) -  The ability to accept mobile payments is considered a financial boon to small businesses that previously did not accept credit cards, as well as a gateway to a portable point-of-sale system for bigger firms. Two security-minded Michigan technology companies see the proliferation of mobile payments as an opportunity to educate merchants and developers on how to protect sensitive credit cardholder data.

Adam Goslin, of Michigan-based information security firm High Bit Security, will guest host the latest in a series of free educational webinars offered by Online Tech, titled PCI DSS Guidance for Mobile Security, at 2 PM ET on Tuesday, May 7. 

Data security for mobile payments remain fluid while transactions are anticipated to hit the $1.3 trillion mark by 2015. Guidelines released in late 2012 established security standards for software developers and mobile device manufacturers, but at the time the PCI Security Standards Council said it is too early to codify requirements.

In February 2013, the council released a document covering security guidelines for merchants accepting mobile payments. This webinar will review the highlights and pitfalls contained within that supplement, designed to educate merchants on the factors and risks that need to be addressed in order to protect cardholder data when using mobile devices. This is a wonderful opportunity for a granular understanding of the more difficult PCI standards as they relate to the growing trend of mobile payment processing.

Throughout the hour long discussion Goslin, the Chief Operating Officer at High Bit Security, will review key points and challenges related to PCI compliant mobile payment processing.

To register for the webinar via GoToMeeting, click here.

Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) 2013
Online Tech will be exhibiting PCI hosting solutions at the IRCE 2013 conference in Chicago from June 4-7 at the McCormick Place West.

Known as the world's largest e-commerce event, the IRCE conference draws 9,500 e-retailing executives from more than 40 countries. The extensive agenda includes 220 speakers, 120 sessions and 6 workshops covering e-retail topics. Visit Online Tech's PCI Specialists at booth #108 to learn more about our PCI hosting solutions.

About Online Tech
Online Tech, Michigan's largest managed data center is becoming the largest in the Midwest, expanding into at least four new markets. The "Fort Knox" for data is known for complete redundancy - "backups for everything" - from multiple back-up generators and backup systems to locations straddling two power grids and even two CEOs.

Online Tech leads in secure, compliant hosting services including cloud hosting, managed dedicated servers, Michigan colocation and disaster recovery. Online Tech's Midwest data centers assure mission critical applications are always available, comply with government & industry regulations, and continue operating after a disaster. Backed by independent HIPAA, PCI, SSAE 16, and SOC 2, Online Tech delivers the security, privacy, and availability expected from world class data center operators. For more information, call (877)740-5028, email contactus@onlinetech.com or visit www.onlinetech.com.

About High Bit Security
High Bit Security is a full service information security firm, specializing in Penetration Testing and assisting companies with their Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliance management and solutions needs. High Bit was founded on the principles of high quality, cost effectiveness, fanatical customer service, and practical methodologies.

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