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  1. Do Mobile Payments Offer Better Security?

    Mobile payments seem to be all the rage these days. Whether they are done at an Apple Pay terminal, via an NFC reader or a smartphone equipped with a reader, mobile payments are fast becoming a widely accepted way to purchase items and services. Many customers find this form of payment to be cutting-edge and fast, but is it as secure as the hype would suggest?

  2. Are EMV Cards As Secure As We Think?

    If you have received a new credit card lately, chances are good that it is fundamentally different from your past plastic. After a seemingly endless onslaught of data breaches and credit card fraud, U.S. businesses have finally followed in the footsteps of their European counterparts and adopted credit cards implanted with EMV chips. Designed to totally eliminate contact between a consumer’s credit card and a merchant and to encrypt every aspect of the transaction, these “smartcards” seem to be the answer to the prayers of retailers and law enforcement agencies alike.

  3. What Does The Future Look Like For Payment Security?

    Now that more and more consumers are choosing to leave their cash at home in lieu of plastic and mobile payment choices, security for these transactions is a top priority. We have seen disastrous data breaches in recent years that have compromised the personal data of millions of Americans. You may be wondering if plastic and mobile transactions will ever be 100% impenetrable by hackers, but new innovations in payment technology continue to strengthen the fortress.

  4. Life Imitating Art: Understanding The Dangers Of XSS Attacks
    Cross-site scripting, or XSS, is a vulnerability so common that not only is it number three on the OWASP top 10, but it also just become a real-life storyline related to the popular hacking TV drama Mr. Robot. When the USA Network launched the website promoting season two of Mr. Robot, a white hat hacker also immediately uncovered an XSS vulnerability that would have allowed an attacker to gather users’ Facebook information.
  5. Follow The Data To Capture Monthly Recurring Revenue From Cloud Backup Services

    The move to cloud computing disrupts the traditional MSP business model. How can MSPs embrace the disruption?

  6. The Payments Industry Has Gone Vertical And They’re Building Shareholder Value On The Backs Of ISVs And VARs

    I’ve spent over a decade advising payments service providers on growth strategy and value creation. For many years, much of the growth and enhanced shareholder value was created inorganically through successfully executed horizontal acquisition strategies whereby payments service providers have acquired other payments service providers. By Adam T. Hark, Co-Founder, Preston Todd Advisors

  7. 3 Steps For Developing An Effective Cloud IT Strategy

    Even though you might not be aware of it, your organization most likely is using cloud technology in some capacity. It could be a Dropbox account used by an employee to share video files with a client, a virtual machine hosting an application, or employees using cell phones to send files or collaborate on shared documents.

  8. Beat Ransomware Once And For All

    It’s no secret businesses need to defend against ransomware attacks, but according to Carbonite Chief Evangelist Norman Guadagno, they need to be able to respond effectively and efficiently to them as well. For the unfamiliar, ransomware is a type of malware that infects a computer, restricting access of the infected system in some way. The actor(s) who infect the system hold it hostage in exchange for payment, presenting a particularly severe problem for businesses.

  9. Big Data For Small Business

    “Big Data” has become a buzzword in the business world, but many retailers and restaurateurs don’t know how it impacts their business. Although most of the attention surrounding big data has been focused on large corporations, this same concept can help small to mid-sized businesses as well. Data such as sales trends, employee performance, inventory levels and customer behavior can empower small businesses to improve their operations and boost their bottom line.

  10. What Retailers Should Know About Integrating eCommerce With Retail Management Systems

    eCommerce experts Donogh Roche and Jim Morrison discuss with Retail Realm the challenges and benefits of fully integrated webstores.