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Not So Innocent After All: Stories of 5 Child Hackers

Posted on Oct 22, 2019
“It’s a Good Life” is a classic “Twilight Zone” episode in which a kid can read minds and transform adults into anything he wishes. The basic plot makes for great science fiction — especially for 1960s sensibilities. However, there are modern-day corollaries that exist in the real world. Many children today, for example, have the ability to hold adults hostage. Yet instead of using telekinesis or some strange alien power, the primary weapons of choice are just ordinary 1s and 0s (e.g., binary code).
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Fun Posts

Protect Your Accounts From These 4 Mobile Banking Trojans

Posted on Oct 17, 2019
Welcome back to the next installment in our ongoing series on National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (recognized every October). In previous articles, we covered: Cybersecurity habits to incorporate in your life right away. Cybersecurity careers worth exploring today and tomorrow. In this post, we’ll discuss one of the biggest threats affecting mobile banking — Trojan malware that cybercriminals use to steal financial data.
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Topics: Financial Institutions, Mobile Payments, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Awareness, Consumer Education

Balancing Personalization and Security in Online Retail

Posted on Oct 15, 2019
Whether you are starting to think about your online retail strategy for the upcoming holiday season, or you want to make overriding changes to your customer experience, personalization will play a critical role. That’s because customers see personalization as a component of the overall experience they seek from your brand. According to Accenture, 44 percent of consumers are frustrated when companies fail to deliver relevant, personalized shopping experiences.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips

5 Cybersecurity Terms You May Not Know

Posted on Oct 10, 2019
  Malware, phishing, and viruses are all hacking terms that have already entered the mainstream vocabulary. Although the frequency of these types of attacks is on the rise, we’re also increasingly better equipped to protect ourselves precisely because we understand how these threats work and spread. Even Grandma knows not to click on links from Nigerian princes. The real danger lies in malicious attacks with which we are not as familiar.
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Consumer Education

Looking for a Career in Cybersecurity? Check out These 5 Roles

Posted on Oct 08, 2019
The Internet is one of the greatest inventions ever created. Whether you want to order pizza online, download a mobile game, or email friends on the other side of the globe — all of these activities happen automatically and instantaneously. However, there’s a war raging behind the scenes. The ease, speed, and convenience of online living is precisely what cybercriminals around the world are constantly trying to exploit.
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Fun Posts, ISV/VAR

How to Combat Counterfeit Fraud

Posted on Oct 03, 2019
Wherever there is opportunity, companies want to gain as much share as possible. Unfortunately, opportunity also means that there are criminals that see potential for themselves – from counterfeit money to counterfeit goods. Counterfeit Fraud on the Rise And, with the rise in online shopping for all types of brands, there is also an increase in counterfeit goods being sold online.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, E-Commerce and Online Payments, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

#BeCyberSmart - Good Cybersecurity Habits by Which to Live

Posted on Oct 01, 2019
Recognized every October, National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is that time of year when businesses, citizens, and the government collectively work together to raise awareness of the many threats we face in today’s increasingly connected world. This year’s theme is —  Own IT. Secure IT. Protect IT. with a special focus on areas such as: Citizen privacy Consumer devices E-commerce security
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Consumer Education

7 Must-Hear Podcasts for Small Business Owners

Posted on Sep 26, 2019
Do you ever feel like you’re constantly putting out fires in your small business? If so, you’re not alone. As an entrepreneur, it’s common to work many hours while wearing a lot of hats. This leaves little time for all of those self-help books, workshops, and marketing courses that can help you expand your business. Fortunately, however, it’s easier than ever to master new skills without having to rearrange your schedule.
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Topics: Fun Posts, Small Business Tips

Cybersecurity Preparedness for Your Small Business

Posted on Sep 24, 2019
This is the final installment in our ongoing series about National Preparedness Month (celebrated every September). Over the past three weeks, we’ve covered: Why National Preparedness Month exists How your business can protect itself from disasters Resources to help you rebound after tragedy strikes When most small business owners learn of National Preparedness Month, they automatically think of natural disasters such as earthquakes, hurricanes, and wildfires.
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips

How to Leverage the Latest Green Retail Trends

Posted on Sep 19, 2019
Whether you call it ethical, green-focused, or socially responsible, today’s consumers expect better behavior from retailers. Plus, consumers want retailers to deliver products and choices that help them do the same. That means you need to be aware of how the green movement is continuing to change perspectives, influence consumers, and push for industry improvements. And, if you don’t know where to start, then you should consider current green retail trends and how you might leverage them in your own business.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, Small Business Tips

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