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Target Breach – 2013

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Target Breach – 2013

  40 million credit and debit card numbers stolen from Target between Black Friday and Christmas 70 million names, addresses, e-mail addresses and phone numbers of Target shoppers stolen 46% – the amount Target’s profits dropped in the fourth quarter of 2013 compared to the previous year $200 million – estimated cost to credit unions and community banks to reissue 21.8 million cards $100 million – cost Target says it will spend upgrading their terminals 0 – number of cards that Chip and PIN enabled terminals...

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EMV is finally here – and it’s here to stay

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EMV is finally here – and it’s here to stay

Are you ready…..EMV is finally here! Great News!  Now you can protect your clients and customers with EMV while implementing the new NFC (Near Frequency Communication) all at the same time!  It really came to the forefront with the massive Target beach of 2013. The retail giant had over 70 million cards exposed in the short time span between November 27th to December 15th.  This, however, was just the beginning. In October of 2014 several banks and another big box retailer had a spike in complaints from consumers stating they had been hit...

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U.S. Military’s Central Command falls victim to hackers!

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U.S. Military’s Central Command falls victim to hackers!

The U.S. military’s Central Command, aka: CentCom  falls victim to hackers! If this can happen to the United State military, it can happen to anyone. Recently, hackers took control of CentCom’s Twitter and You-Tube accounts, and posted unauthorized material. It is time to take action and strengthen your security protocols  to protect your data and company assets. Having a written Data Breach Response Policy for your company is both prudent and smart! Something your clients expect when dealing with their credit card information. Visit  Card...

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The Latest Clover POS!

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The Latest Clover POS!

What does the Clover Station offer? Do you want the WOW factor for your clients? What about ease of use for your employees? Clover POS has it all and sets up in minutes! It boasts a sleek design, small footprint and it is cloud based! Choose from tons of apps and customize to your business needs. Ideal for: Fast Food Restaurants Quick Serve: All in one unit swipes cards even when internet is down. Easy to learn, and totally customizable. Full Service Restaurants If you require a seating chart, or would like to page your customers cell phones,...

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So, you want to know if your prospective employee has a criminal past?

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Looking into the criminal history of job applicants is a smart hiring practice. Given the high proportion of adult Americans with criminal records the DOJ (Department of Justice) estimates 1 in 4 adults has a record of some kind, and it is likely your background screening will reveal a criminal history for many of your own applicants. Here are 5 key tips and best practices for using criminal background checks in your hiring process: Avoid blanket exclusion policies. This one is really straightforward. In most cases it is unacceptable to...

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Are You Ready for Apple Pay & NFC?

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Are You Ready for Apple Pay & NFC?

Don’t be unprepared and lose the sale!  Here is why… The iPhone 6 & smartphones are hitting the streets and major retailers are already accepting Apple Pay.  How will this new technology impact the way you do business? Do you know what to do? We are here to help!  We realize you not only have to think about updating your equipment to be EMV compliant, you also need to consider Near Field Communication (NFC) in your business.  With Apple Pay, it is clear that NFC will be moving front and center for both consumers and business...

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6 Great Reasons to Background

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If you’re like most employers today, you should use background checks to help make employment-related decisions. But just in case you think you’re immune to hiring bad employees, we offer some compelling reasons to set up a background screening program. By the way, even if you do have a program in place, these reasons may suggest ways you could improve it. Background screening helps to create a safer, more productive workplace. Organizations with background check programs attract higher quality employees over time. You can reduce the...

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Applicant background checks must be disclosed

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Publix joins a growing list of companies that have settled class action lawsuits that alleged violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). In this settlement, Publix admits to no violations of FCRA, but does agree to pay a total of $6.8 million. The issue in the case was the assertion that Publix failed to provide adequate disclosure of its intent to conduct background checks on job applicants. The company’s application form did include a request for authorization to do the checks, but plaintiffs argued that the method was not a...

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