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Many Retailers ‘Not Confident’ in Security of POS Devices

Tripwire study reveals retailers lag behind other industries on Internet of Things security. Tripwire Inc., a global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, announced the results of a  study sponsored by Tripwire conducted by Atomic Research examining the impact of emerging enterprise security threats connected with the Internet of Things (IoT) in the

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Aite Group Report Shows POS EMV Evolution

Merchants who delay in upgrading to EMV chip will be exposed to US$1.1 billion in counterfeit credit card fraud losses. By the end of 2015, approximately 59% of U.S. point-of-sale (POS) locations will be chip-capable, said Aite Group. This finding and others are included in an upcoming Aite Group research report, “EMVelocity: Outlook for POS

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PCI Council Urges Payment Security Vigilance In 2015

In support of Obama administration’s focus on cybersecurity, Council calls for cross-industry collaboration and increased education and awareness to protect payment data. The PCI Security Standards Council, an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, is urging merchants, banks, technology vendors and industry organizations to make payment security a top priority

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Bracing for Data Breaches

Securing customer information requires a multi-layered approach. By Anne Baye Ericksen, Contributing Editor News stories about hacking incidents dominated the headlines last year, starting in January with a security breach at the giant U.S. retailer Target that potentially risked the personal data of an estimated 70 million consumers. The calendar year concluded with Staples’ announcement

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Survey Reveals Top IT Priorities for Retailers

Boston Retail Partners’ 16th annual POS/customer engagement benchmarking survey reveals a growing  emphasis on payment security for retailers in 2015. According to a survey released by Boston Retail Partners (BRP), the top IT priority for retailers in 2015 is focused on improving payment security, and protecting the confidentiality of sensitive information. For the first time

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Chevron Working To Bring Apple Pay To The Pump

No timeline on rollout despite  reports. Chevron is working with Apple to bring Apple Pay to the pump—possibly by early 2015, reported Apple Insider. The news from Apple Insider came following a Twitter post from Chevron, but Chevron later clarified via Twitter that it has no specific timeline for the pump rollout, but does plan

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First Data, Verifone Partner To Combat Payment Data Theft

First Data to offer Verifone’s Secure Commerce Architecture (SCA) to provide safer, streamlined transactions and expedite EMV integration in the U.S. First Data, a global payment technology companies, and Verifone, a global provider for secure payment acceptance, announced a partnership to help U.S. merchants reduce exposure to large-scale consumer payment data breaches and expedite merchant

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Goose Creek Chain Implements PriceAdvantage Software

Largest locally-owned and operated convenience store chain on the Eastern Shore selects PriceAdvantage fuel pricing software to reduce manual processes and increase margins. Goose Creek Food Stores has selected PriceAdvantage to support and execute its fuel pricing strategy at 17 locations on the Delmarva Peninsula, which includes southern Delaware and the Eastern Shores of Maryland

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McAfee Labs Report Previews 2015 Cyber Threats

In the third quarter, McAfee Labs detected more than 307 new threats every minute. Intel Security released its McAfee Labs November 2014 Threats Report, including an analysis of threat activity in the third quarter of 2014, and the organization’s annual 2015 Threats Predictions for the coming year. The report details a third quarter filled with

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Clark’s Pump-N-Shop Launches Digital Marketing Platform

Clark’s Pump-N-Shop can now reach customers through a branded mobile app, individual store Web pages, mobile coupons and social media. Clark’s Pump-N-Shop is launching a new interactive digital marketing strategy with OpenStore by GasBuddy. OpenStore is a complete digital marketing solution to help convenience store owners and managers concentrate on reaching and rewarding their customers,

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Reaching Data Security

Retailers should know how PCI and EMV will impact their stores in coming months. By Pat Pape, Contributing Editor As 2014 winds down, retailers face new regulations regarding credit and debit cards, potential fraud and security requirements, plus a late 2015 deadline for mandatory new technology. Retailers on Jan. 1, 2015 will be subject to

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Survey: 56% Prefer Mobile Pay For the Holidays

Mobile pay options are becoming more popular among shoppers, especially Millennials.   A commissioned study examining consumer interest and adoption of in-store mobile payment in advance of the holiday shopping season, according to Retale,  a location-based mobile platform connecting shoppers with their favorite local retailers. The study focused on several key areas, including the benefits,

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U-Stop Convenience Shops Adds Mobile Platform

U-Stop now has the ability to reach customers through a branded mobile app, individual store web pages and social media. U-Stop Convenience Shops, a convenience store chain based in Lincoln, Neb., launched their new website and mobile apps with OpenStore by Gasbuddy today. After integrating OpenStore, a complete digital marketing solution provider, U-Stop now has the ability

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MAPCO Announces Thanksgiving Promotion

Lucky commuters in Hendersonville and Franklin, Tenn., will enjoy $1 off per gallon of gas Nov. 22-23.   By Erin Rigik, Senior Editor   Holiday travel isn’t easy, just ask the two million Tennesseans—as reported by AAA—who drove last year to spend time with friends and family. This year, MAPCO and PayPal are teaming up

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Pump N Pantry Partners With OpenStore by GasBuddy

Introduces new Web-based and mobile platform. Pump N Pantry Inc., a convenience store chain with 17 stores based in the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania, now leverages the latest in marketing technology through a partnership with OpenStore by GasBuddy. OpenStore is a complete digital marketing solution to help convenience store owners and managers concentrate on reaching

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Cumberland Farms Adds Apple Pay

Customers can use Apple Pay in-store at any Cumberland Farms location. Cumberland Farms has announced that it is accepting mobile payments via Apple Pay at all of its nearly 600 retail locations across the Northeast and Florida. Apple Pay enables customers to conveniently pay for goods by tapping their iPhone 6, iPad Air 2 or

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Survey: 77% of Executives ‘Confident’ in Basic Security Controls

Some 27% of IT professionals ‘not confident’ in the secure configuration of network devices. Tripwire Inc., a global provider of advanced threat, security and compliance solutions, announced the results of an extensive survey conducted by Atomik Research on the state of foundational security controls. The survey respondents included 404 IT professionals and 302 executives from

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Make Sure You’re Secure

With credit card data hackers becoming increasingly innovative and sophisticated in their methods, it’s more important than ever for retailers to comply with current security standards set by the PCI Security Standards Council. By Marilyn Odesser-Torpey, Associate Editor Target, Supervalu, UPS, PF Chang’s and, most recently, Home Depot and even Dairy Queen—American retailers are being

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Broad Merchant Coalition Wants Breach Notification Legislation

Some 44 organizations sign letter to Congressional leaders. A broad coalition of national and state associations representing retailers and other merchants sent a letter this week to congressional leaders calling for federal legislation to establish a single national standard for notifying American consumers when a business suffers a breach of security involving financial data or

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PCI SSC Announces Special Interest Group Election Results

Daily log monitoring and determining shared responsibilities selected as priority issues by PCI community for 2015 . The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced the election results for 2015 Special Interest Group (SIG) projects. SIGS are PCI community-led initiatives that address specific

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Verifone Launches New Brand Voice and Identity

Brand reflects Verifone’s commitment to clients in an era of rapid transformation in payments and commerce. Verifone has launched its new brand identity around the world. The brand represents a new Verifone that is driving the future of commerce in a rapidly evolving digital world where electronic payments, commerce and mobility are converging. “Today’s payments

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Survey: Nearly 75% Using Their Mobile Devices to Shop This Holiday Season

Study breaks down mobile preferences by in store vs. out, smartphone vs. tablet, Android vs. iPhone. Retale,  a location-based mobile platform connecting shoppers with their favorite local retailers, announced the results of a commissioned study examining anticipated consumer shopping behavior during the busy holiday season. The study focused on two key areas—the use of mobile

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Millennials Twice as Likely to See Mobile Payments as Secure

Research shows that, despite attitudinal differences, the generations are essentially the same in their use of mobile payments. New research from GfK reveals vast age differences in U.S. attitudes toward mobile payments, with Generations Y and Z—often referred to as Millennials—twice as likely to view them as faster, easier, or more efficient than other types

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White House Initiative To Require PIN On Credit Transactions

NACS, PCI SSC and NRF weigh in on BuySecure Initiative. The National Association of Convenience Stores (NACS), on behalf of the more than 151,000 convenience stores nationwide, the PCI Security Standards Council and the National Retail Federation (NRF), all applaud President Obama’s new BuySecure Initiative instituting the use of both microchip and PIN technology in

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VeriFone Announces Integrated Solution

Consolidated platform provides efficient path to EMV compliance and enhanced POS, payment and fuel system management. VeriFone Systems Inc. has announced RubyCi, an integrated site controller and point-of-sale (POS) solution that combines features of its Ruby2 POS system and Commander Site Controller. The solution will enable average-sized convenience stores and petroleum retailers to more efficiently

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