Outdoor EMV Counterfeit Liability Shift - DO NOT EXPECT AN EXTENSION

Despite a formal request from NACS, as of today the Card Brands (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) have not indicated that they will delay the October 1, 2020 counterfeit liability shift in response to COVID-19.

We do not anticipate any decisions or responses for several months.

The Card Brands are aware of the equipment delays, extended order lead-times, and technician availability issues that are surfacing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic situation.

MNSP and POS Security

In 2019, both of the leading retail petroleum POS platform providers, Verifone and Gilbarco, will transition from directly providing a network security solution to a certified Managed Network Service Provider (MNSP) program.  This has been prompted by the network brands who have made MNSP a requirement.  To maintain secure remote access for helpdesk support and software updates, both Verifone Commander and Gilbarco Passport customers must transition to a certified MNSP. Using a certified MNSP is also a key requirement for supporting outdoor EMV transactions.