Merchant Link SecurityCents

A blog that comments on the latest developments in the world of payments, payment data security and technology, PCI compliance, and more.


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Welcome to the Bi-Weekly Best of the Web – a great way to catch up on recent commentary and compelling content from across the Web. Every other Friday, we’ll post insightful news articles, noteworthy blog posts and more related to the world of payments, payment data security and technology.
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Top 5 Cloud Predictions For 2013 <Tweet this article>
by Jen Cohen Crompton
As 2013 approaches, businesses are preparing for the new year by allocating budgets, reorganizing resources, and launching new (or optimizing existing) strategies.
During this process, a consideration for many CTOs, IT Departments, and those working to create and manage an efficient [and for most, cost-effective] virtualization infrastructure, is how to integrate and/or best use cloud technology options………
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How Restaurants Are Using Technology to Deliver Better Customer Service <Tweet this article>
by Carol Trice
The next frontier for social media and smartphones may well be the restaurant table.
Consumers want to see the new technology they use integrated into their dining experience, a new study from Technomic on consumer-facing technology shows, especially if it will speed up the process of getting their meal or paying their bill..…….
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Cybercrime 2012: Malware Attacks Prominent in Retail, Financial Industries <Tweet this article>
by Moriah Sargent
Nearly half of companies in the retail and financial services industries experienced a cyberattack in 2012, primarily driven by financially motivated cybercriminals using automated attack tools, according to a new cybercrime 2012 threat report, issued today.
The ThreatMetrix Inc. 2012 State of Cybercrime study surveyed 200 U.S. business managers and IT executives within retail and financial services organizations. It found that 45% of these organizations experienced a cybersecurity attack in 2012…..…….
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Merchant Link’s SecurityCents blog is essential reading for merchants in the retail, lodging, and restaurant industries looking to secure their customers’ credit card data. Check the blog regularly to read what our industry experts have to say about the latest developments in the world of payments, payment data security and technology, PCI compliance, and more. We invite you to leave comments and share your insights and opinions.

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