Retailers, Don’t Be a Target for Cyber Criminals this Holiday Season

The latest security advisory from groups like the “Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center,” the US Secret Service, and the Retail Cyber Intelligence Center (I’ll spare you the acronyms) basically say that if you’re involved in security at your organization—particularly in retail—you may be putting in some extra hours over the holidays. Continue reading


Top 5 Myths of EMV

October 2015 is starting to loom large over the U.S. payments industry. That’s when the much discussed liability shift kicks into gear for most merchants. Continue reading

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The NFC Chicken and Egg Fallacy

For several years now, we’ve been having the same conversation about Near Field Communication (NFC). Every year the predictions shift another year back, and the blame for a lack of traction shifts. Continue reading


Oktoberfest in Munich – A cashless option

Every fall, locales around the world celebrate their own version of Octoberfest. But the original, celebrated Oktoberfest in Munich, is the largest, and one of the oldest funfairs in the world, now celebrating its 181st season! Having just wrapped up, this year's Oktoberfest received more than six million visitors in only 16 short days. Continue reading

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VeriFone – Year One and Beyond

As I near the end of my first year as CEO of VeriFone, I want to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has been part of our success—partners, resellers, retailers of all sizes—and I would also like to briefly talk about where we’ve been as a company and where we’re going. Continue reading