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A Breakdown of CCPA, GDPR, HIPAA and Other Privacy Acts

Posted on Dec 19, 2019
As a business owner, you’re likely already aware of the PCI compliance rules governing payment data security. However, payment information isn’t the only thing worth protecting from fraud and abuse. In fact, there exists a host of data protection laws around the globe designed to safeguard sensitive personally identifiable information (PII). These privacy acts are becoming increasingly important given the speed and ease with which we send, receive, and store data in the digital world.
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Topics: E-Commerce and Online Payments, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, Consumer Education

Trick or Treat? 4 Examples of Scam Emails

Posted on Oct 31, 2019
Throughout October, we’ve published a series of articles in observance of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. You may have noticed that “phishing emails” is a subject that continually reappears. The reason why is simple. There are many ways that cybercriminals can gain access to your life. One of the easiest is to convince you to click on an email link or download an attachment.
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

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

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

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 Will New EMV Checkout Standards Impact eCommerce Business?

Posted on Aug 08, 2019
For decades, consumers around the globe relied on “legacy” credit and debit cards when shopping in-person at retail stores. These simple pieces of plastic came with account numbers on the front and a magnetic stripe on the back that allowed users to physically swipe their cards at the checkout counter. The problem was, these magstripe credit cards were relatively easy to clone — even from a distance. This security flaw allowed criminals to steal a user’s payment data and rack up fraudulent charges.
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Topics: E-Commerce and Online Payments, Payment Technology, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Payment Trends

Fighting Data and Payment Fraud with AI

Posted on Jul 25, 2019
New information shows that data and payment fraud haven’t decreased. If anything, the problem appears to be growing. The 2019 AFP Payments Fraud and Control Survey shows that 82 percent of companies were targets of payments fraud during 2018. Other figures from the report also present some alarming statistics about data and payment fraud. Additionally, 80 percent of organizations experienced Business Email Compromise (BEC) that included scams targeted at checks and wires, while 70 percent of organizations experienced check fraud.
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Topics: Due.com Partner Posts, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

5 Thing to Do Before Completing Your PCI Assessment

Posted on May 16, 2019
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a broad set of guidelines that govern how organizations should handle credit or debit card information.  It doesn’t matter how large your organization is — or whether it’s a for-profit business or charitable foundation. If you store, transmit, or process payment card data of any kind, you must become (and remain) PCI-compliant. 
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Small Business Tips, Getting Started with Payments

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Whether you're a small business, an enterprise corporation, a financial institution, or a software partner, we have created a series of blog posts to help you and your customers, learn more about the complex nature of payments. Take a look to learn how payments can help to simplify your business operation, and may even help to grow your revenue.

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