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Everything to Know About PCI Compliance

Everything to Know About PCI Compliance

Do you need a better understanding of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)? One option is to wade through the PCI Security Standards Council's 139-page report outlining the standard. Before you dive in, we can provide a general overview of what is involved in this important set of requirements for businesses. This quick guide includes all the essential compliance information so you can move forward in ensuring the security of both your customers’ and organization's data. The Role of the PCI Security Standards Council The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is comprised of representatives…

4 Reasons to Automate POS Data

4 Reasons to Automate POS Data

What does good point-of-sale data management look like? If the words ‘Excel spreadsheet’ have made it into your answer, let me stop you there. Manually recording and analyzing data may have worked well in the past, but in 2019 this method is a disservice to an automated approach for retailers. Of course, if you’re a retailer, you are probably well aware of this notion. In fact, according to a 2018 survey by Askuity of nearly 500 brands, a staggering 92% of retail brands crave more insight from their point-of-sale (POS) data. Simultaneously, 63% are looking to move away from…

Guide to Choosing the Right Shopping Cart Software for Your Business

Guide to Choosing the Right Shopping Cart Software for Your Business

When it comes to choosing shopping cart software for your business, a lack of options is not an issue. There are hundreds of platforms available today, many of which offer specialized business features for different online industries. An abundance of choice is a good thing, as it means you'll be able to find something out there that works for you. However, it can also be overwhelming to compare all these options. Business owners are already under pressure, and nobody wants to have second thoughts about the vital piece of software that runs their website and online store. That's your central…

6 Information-Security Risks to Know About as You Prepare for 2019

6 Information-Security Risks to Know About as You Prepare for 2019

As the owner of a small to medium-sized business, you probably understand the importance of information. Your company likely gathers a wealth of data from its various IT systems that you process, store, and even analyze to help make better tactical and strategic decisions. The amount of information gathered by businesses of all sizes is constantly growing, and it’s becoming increasingly important to take the right security measures to protect your company’s stored data. This article highlights six information-security risks you should know about as you prepare for 2019. Information Security Cybercriminals recognize that companies are gathering more…

PCI Security: Time and Costs to Reach Compliance

PCI Security: Time and Costs to Reach Compliance

In 2017, Target completed a multi-state settlement for $18.5 million stemming from a massive 2013 data breach that exposed customer credit card data (over 40 million records) and contact information (over 70 million records). Target's security was called into question, but it was actually an issue with its outside services: an HVAC supplier was noncompliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). This incident highlights the importance of PCI compliance, both internally and in association with your service providers, such as your Payment Processor. PCI security is becoming an even more pertinent topic of conversation in…