Payment wristbands using RFID (radio-frequency identification) technology are components of new contactless-payment solutions being tried in some of America’s biggest theme parks. RFID employs a wireless non-contact system that uses radio-frequency electromagnetic fields to transfer data from a tag attached to an object (such as a wristband), for the purposes of automatic identification and tracking.
Spam is defined as unwanted online communication or unsolicited email. Spam that tries to sell you something is annoying — but spam that includes viruses or malware can cause your device to crash or be used to monitor and control your online activity.
This year, National Green Week kicks off February 4–8 but you can choose any week from Feb. 4 through April 30 to participate. Sponsored by the Green Education Foundation (GEF), participants are invited to take part for any week between February 4 and the end of Earth Month in April, in focused lessons, projects or activities on one of GEF’s sustainability focused programs. GEF is a national non-profit organization committed to creating a sustainable future through education.
It’s been seven years since the Ponemon Institute issued its first annual Cost of a Data Breach Study (CDBS). The seventh annual CDBS was derived from a detailed analysis of 49 data breach cases with a range of nearly 4,500 to 98,000 affected records. Companies analyzed were from 14 different industries and its average cost of a data breach does not apply to catastrophic breaches (study excludes data breaches of more than 100,000 records) given they are not typical of those experienced in the United States.
The Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012, an agreement soon to be signed into legislation, provides an extension of some of the most important tax credits signed into law during the President’s first term — thereby avoiding a negative impact on small business revenues. These extensions include several small business tax incentives designed to incite innovation, support capital investment, and make it easier for small business owners to hire new workers. It offers key benefits for more than 98 percent of Americans — and in particular for the country’s 28 million small businesses that will not see their income taxes go up.