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What are Fileless Attacks? [6 Prevention Strategies]

Posted on Oct 17, 2018
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Throughout the entire month, we will feature topics on our blog covering a variety of security concerns. In this next post, we take an in depth look at fileless attacks and provide tips to protect your systems.  Most phishing and malware scams follow a fairly predictable pattern: 
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Topics: Small Business Tips, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

9 Tips for Mobile Security

Posted on Oct 15, 2018
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Throughout the entire month, we will feature topics on our blog covering a variety of security concerns. In this next post, we highlight ways you can reduce smartphone security intrusions. If you’re like most people, you probably spend more time on your phone than you do on your computer. It’s easy to see why.
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

4 Reasons to Add On-Demand Services to Your Business

Posted on Oct 11, 2018
On-demand is a recent addition to many brick-and-mortar businesses that has gained popularity for the convenience factor it offers shoppers. The result has been an increase in the service experience scores of many retailers. These retailers allow customers to order online or through a mobile app. Then, they can pick up those items in a nearby store on their preferred schedule. 
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Topics: Small Business Tips, E-Commerce and Online Payments, Due.com Partner Posts, Payment Trends

Benefits of Accepting Mobile EMV Payments in the Field

Posted on Oct 09, 2018
Most brick-and-mortar businesses that accept plastic rely on heavy, static readers to process credit cards at the checkout counter. In fact, these stationary terminals have been a staple of retail for decades.  With the birth of mobile payment processing, businesses could suddenly begin accepting credit cards on the go. 
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Topics: Payment Trends, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Payment Technology, Mobile Payments, EMV

What is the API Economy?

Posted on Oct 05, 2018
In recent years, we've heard about the shared economy and the on-demand economy. Now, there's the API economy. With each economy that emerges, it's important to know what it involves and how you can become a part of it to leverage any relevant benefits for your business. Although this meaning of economy is slightly different, it's important to know what it involves because today's businesses do need to consider leveraging APIs to service unique customer needs and expectations.
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Topics: ISV/VAR, Software and Payment Integration, Payment Technology, Due.com Partner Posts, B2B

8 Ways You Can Support National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

Posted on Oct 03, 2018
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Throughout the entire month, we will feature topics on our blog covering a variety of security concerns. In this first post, we will highlight some of the ways you can support the cause. Our society is comprised of the Internet of Things (IOT), where everything is digitally connected — from the smartphones we carry in our pockets to the coffee machines we use to jumpstart our days.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

3-Year Anniversary of the EMV Liability Shift

Posted on Oct 01, 2018
Three years ago this month, the credit card industry introduced new liability rules designed to reduce payment card fraud. In 2015, traditional plastic was still widely used throughout retail, but these older cards relied on magnetic stripes that could easily be cloned, manipulated or erased.  In effect, “magstripe” plastic was seen as too vulnerable. Thus, the payment industry wanted merchants and consumers to adopt EMV credit card processing.
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Payment Technology, EMV

6 Top Netflix Shows and Documentaries for Entrepreneurs

Posted on Sep 27, 2018
Launching a new business isn’t easy. There’s a lot of uncertainty involved as you invest countless hours and money developing your innovative idea. It’s exhausting.  That’s why budding entrepreneurs should take occasional breaks to recharge their batteries. Popular distractions include:  Getting coffee with a friend  Taking a long walk  Diving into an engaging novel  Another great strategy? Watch movies, documentaries and TV shows that are geared toward entrepreneurs and startups. With this approach, you’re technically off the clock. However, you can still glean a lot of useful insights to help make your business journey easier and more successful.
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Topics: Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

Year-End Checklist for Small Businesses

Posted on Sep 25, 2018
The end of 2018 is fast approaching, with three-quarters of it nearly over. And, the last quarter may go by quicker than you think, due to the holidays and numerous events on the calendar. That's why it's important to start putting together what you'll need to recap the year financially and strategically. Doing so will make tax preparation easier and set some benchmarks for you to make improvements to the business in 2019.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Due.com Partner Posts

3 Tips for Integrating to a Payment Gateway

Posted on Sep 21, 2018
Weaving payment tools into the applications you build was once seen as a major cost for independent software vendors (ISVs):  You have to invest more development time to integrate payments. Your clients become more exposed to security risk (i.e., fraud). You have to worry about payment-related patches and updates.  While these costs haven’t disappeared, the ability to provide a frictionless payment experience allows you to reach a much larger audience. End-users want turn-key solutions, not patchworks of third-party add-ons. 
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Topics: ISV/VAR, Consideration, Software and Payment Integration, E-Commerce and Online Payments

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