Keeping your small business safe has become a greater challenge as small businesses have become bigger targets for cybercriminals. Because they tend to have fewer defense resources than large enterprises it is even more crucial to take proactive measures to thwart cybercrime attacks on small businesses.
Point-of-sale (POS) refers to the location where a transaction for the purchase of goods or services takes place. In brick-and-mortar operations common to the retail and hospitality environments, there has traditionally been a predominant use of POS terminals and various kinds of POS systems.
Mobile phones transcend geography, income and wealth as you can find them in the hands of a rural fruit picker in India as commonly as you’d find them on a luxury cruise ship on the Mediterranean. There are billions of mobile phone users globally — vastly outnumbering personal computers, music players or televisions.
The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is an organization formed by the five major card brands. Together they established the standards, known as the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), that apply to any merchant or service provider who stores, processes or transmits customer account data. Merchants have significant responsibilities to assure the safety of their customers’ card data. Since compliance equates with security, it should always be a top priority for any business.
Google turns 14 this month and they are celebrating their birthday and the spirit of entrepreneurship that helped get them where they are today with the first annual Google for Entrepreneurs Week (Sept. 23–29, 2012). Google teams will host events in local communities in 28 cities across 13 countries in a global week of support and service and launch their new microsite: “Google for Entrepreneurs,” an online resource for information about Google’s programs and partnerships for startups and entrepreneurs. Along with the site a designated Google+ Page has been launched announcing the series of events to be held during Google for Entrepreneurs Week.