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Quest for data security - 'journey, not destination'

Retailers Processing Network - Monday, June 23, 2014

On this journey called “data security,” the learning curve and evolution of the standards are a never-ending process. .....read-more

More lessons from latest data breaches

Retailers Processing Network - Friday, February 21, 2014

I mentioned in a previous blog that all of us can learn from the massive retail data breaches that were announced during the holidays, and we should be using the knowledge as a tool to strengthen protection of our own data. We’re finding out more about these digital heists all the time. .....read-more

Lessons to learn from latest data breaches

Retailers Processing Network - Monday, February 10, 2014

As almost everyone has heard, a number of large retailers suffered massive data breaches over the Christmas season. While all of the details around these attacks have not been made public, we can all learn from what is happening. .....read-more

‘BYOD’ is the new thing, but is it a good thing?

Retailers Processing Network - Friday, April 19, 2013

Most of us have heard of BYOB, a popular acronym for Bring Your Own Bottle. The big new thing in the credit card processing arena appears to be BYOD – Bring Your Own Device. .....read-more

What if you get a Card Declined or Pick Up Card message?

Retailers Processing Network - Friday, April 12, 2013

What happens if the credit or debit card from one of your customers is declined or flagged for pick up during a purchase? .....read-more

Do you know where your customers’ data are?

Retailers Processing Network - Friday, March 22, 2013

Remember the public service announcements of the 1970s and ’80s asking parents, “Do you know where your children are?” As a business owner in today’s dangerous business environment, you should be asking yourself, “Do I know where my customers’ data are?” .....read-more

More on the Visa-MasterCard settlement and how it affects you…

Retailers Processing Network - Friday, February 15, 2013

I wrote recently about the proposed settlement to the anti-trust class-action lawsuit against Visa and MasterCard that has received the courts’ tentative approval (“Credit card surcharges: the good, the bad and the ugly…”). The proposed settlement has received a lot of media attention due to the size – over $6 billion – and the fact it allows merchants to surcharge consumers right away for using a particular credit card.  .....read-more

Credit card surcharges: the good, the bad and the ugly…

Retailers Processing Network - Monday, January 28, 2013

As of Sunday, January 27, 2013, merchants can for the first time elect to pass along the cost of processing a credit card transaction to the cardholder in the form a surcharge on the purchase price. This is a result of a recent class-action lawsuit settlement involving the major card brands (Visa and MasterCard).  .....read-more

Payment cards’ new looks can cause problems

Retailers Processing Network - Monday, January 21, 2013

What is happening to the look of credit and debit cards, and what do those design changes mean to retailers? .....read-more

Is your business prepared for a disaster?

Retailers Processing Network - Monday, November 05, 2012

I don’t know if the Mayan calendar (which appears to end abruptly later this year) indicates some impending disaster or not, but every business should have a detailed disaster plan in place in case something happens on 12/21/12 or any other time. .....read-more


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