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Construction Specifications Canada (CSC)

A nonprofit organization devoted to the standardization of construction documents in Canada; used in both the private and public sectors. The MasterFormat has been adopted as the basis for a numbering and titling system for the Canadian National Master Specification (NMS). Head office: 120 Carlton St., Toronto ON M5A 4K2, Canada.


(1) (Card Security Code) A three-digit or four-digit number printed on the front or back of credit cards for security purposes. Called "Card Verification Value" (CVV) by Visa, "Card Validation Code" (CVC) by MasterCard and "Card Identification (CID) by American Express and Discover, the number is requested by merchants to ensure that people actually have the card in their possession. The CSC is also written into the magnetic stripe.

(2) (Common Short Codes) See short code.

(3) (Compact System Camera) See mirrorless camera.
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Automated Analysis -- One single dashboard, displaying all layers of fraud detection and analysis (Device ID, Risk Scoring, AVS, CVV2, IP Geolocation, system data, language, risk audit trail, order transaction details and more) for quicker investigative review and decisioning.
Don't sweat-it when customers sigh after being asked to repeat CVV2 codes and like.
This achievement ensures Ignify eCommerce customers the highest level of protection against fraud and data theft by passing PCI's strict standards against storing sensitive data including magnetic stripe, CVV2, or PIN numbers for online transactions.
ON THE NET is certified to be in compliance with all card association regulations, including AVS and CVV2.
Using the new Multi Rapid Laser module on the MPR5800 system, cardholder information can be printed on the front of the card and CVV2 data on the rear using standard financial cards with no laser receptive overlay, thus eliminating the need to use specific plastics.
According to PCI, the goal of PA-DSS is to help software vendors and others develop secure payment applications that do not store sensitive data, such as full magnetic stripe, CVV2 or PIN data, and ensure their payment applications support compliance with the PCI DSS.
To thwart online fraud, Visa cards carry a 3-digit code on the back of the card, known as the Cardholder Verification Value or, CVV2, which helps ensure that the physical card is in the cardholder's possession while shopping online or by phone.
Also included is an advanced thermal printing of the three-digit CVV2 code on the back of the card, replacing the older rear indent method.
The Visa standards establish a set of best practices, which include the protection of stored data, providing secure password features, and not retaining full magnetic stripe or CVV2 data.