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PCI Changes: What's New in 2019 and Beyond?

Posted on Jan 15, 2019
Every organization that captures, processes, stores, transmits, or affects credit card data is expected to comply with the security guidelines established by the Payment Card Industry (PCI).  These data security rules apply to multinationals, small shops and nonprofits alike. Failure to become PCI-compliant can lead to hefty fines for that organization.  Equally important, these guidelines continue to evolve over time as criminals develop newer and smarter data breaching techniques.
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, E-Commerce and Online Payments, EMV, Software and Payment Integration

Why the U.S. Is a World Leader for Credit Card Fraud

Posted on Jan 08, 2019
The United States leads the world in credit card fraud — by a huge margin. It represents roughly five percent of the global population and 27 percent of all credit and debit card volume.  However, the U.S. accounts for nearly half of all card-based fraud. It’s hard to truly appreciate the sheer scope of this problem, but by 2020 experts predict out-of-pocket losses for stateside merchants could approach $12 billion annually. 
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, EMV

Top Business Resolutions for 2019

Posted on Dec 20, 2018
New Year’s resolutions are usually reserved for personal goals — from losing weight to saving money.  But it’s also possible to apply these “betterment” principles to the business world. Every organization has room for improvement. Making your operations more productive, cost-effective and enjoyable can help you generate higher profits.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

A Payment Tokenization Primer

Posted on Nov 26, 2018
Fraudsters continually look for new ways to get their hands on sensitive credit card and bank account information. Merchants can reduce their risk of compromised data by employing a highly-effective data security method known as tokenization.  When applied, tokenization frees merchants from storing data in their systems, reduces PCI scope and liability, and saves money on pricey audits.  What exactly is tokenization and how does it work?
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

4 Interesting Retail and E-Commerce Trends

Posted on Nov 09, 2018
Baseball enthusiasts may disagree, but when you run the numbers, “retail therapy” is officially America’s favorite pastime. As a nation, we love going to the mall, window-shopping, and coming home with new gadgets and toys.  At least, this used to be the case.  In recent years, this time-honored tradition has evolved as retailers increasingly welcome a new breed of American consumer — one whose shopping preferences and technological knowhow are vastly different from anything we knew before. 
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Topics: Payment Trends, Small Business Tips, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, E-Commerce and Online Payments, B2B, Mobile Payments, Payment Technology

Our Top 10 Most Popular Blog Posts

Posted on Nov 02, 2018
The BluePay Blog is dedicated to providing you with useful information to help you understand payments, learn best business practices, or stay attuned to security concerns. We continually publish new content, averaging over 125 posts annually. We took a look at our blog to see which posts resonate with our visitors. Here is a list of our top 10 popular blog posts. If you haven’t read them yet, click on the links below.
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Topics: Awareness, Getting Started with Payments, Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Payment Technology, E-Commerce and Online Payments

Authentication: How Many Factors are Enough?

Posted on Oct 29, 2018
Logging into websites is a time-honored ritual with which we’re all familiar:  You enter your username (or email)  You type in your password (or PIN)  And you’re in.  However, it’s fairly easy for criminals to hack this process. This is especially true if you use weak passwords such as “1234” or “password.”  For this reason, many websites now require that you use a combination of the following when generating secure passwords:
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention, Payment Technology, Financial Institutions, E-Commerce and Online Payments

Cybersecurity Trends to Watch in 2019

Posted on Oct 19, 2018
It seems like every week there’s a new high-profile data breach that dominates cybersecurity news headlines. Sometimes, these stories bleed into the mainstream as well.  In just the past few years alone, for example, you’ve probably heard about the following cyberattacks:   WannaCry and SamSam ransomware attacks Deloitte and Equifax data breaches Colorado Department of Transportation hack Facebook and Cambridge Analytica breach
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Topics: Small Business Tips, Enterprise Business Tips, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

What are Fileless Attacks? [6 Prevention Strategies]

Posted on Oct 17, 2018
Most phishing and malware scams follow a fairly predictable pattern:  Unsuspecting users click on suspicious links. In doing so, they unwittingly download a piece of malicious code. Once installed, that code takes over the users’ computers. The code’s creator then has unlimited access to the computers’ data. This type of malware is a very real threat, but because the malicious code is stored locally, most antivirus solutions and native security apps can detect the intrusion.
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Topics: Small Business Tips, PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

9 Tips for Mobile Security

Posted on Oct 15, 2018
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. Smartphones are small and portable. And with each successive generation, the software and hardware both become more powerful. The most recent iPhone, for example, can go head-to-head with many of the most popular laptops on the market. 
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Topics: PCI Compliance and Fraud Prevention

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