Data Security 2016

Data breaches are the new normal. IT departments have to tackle constantly evolving security threats and many are struggling to keep up. Users continue to be the biggest threat to enterprise wide security, and in 2016, we’ll see a shift towards smart interoperable security tools which take the decision of what and when to encrypt out of their hands.

eSecurity & ModPOS

The retail industry suffers from pervasive web application weaknesses from legacy software systems which are soft targets for attackers once inside a company’s network. Also, the most sophisticated point-of-sale malware ever seen to date is now lurking in retailers systems waiting to launch.

Bulk Interac e-Transfer

Scotiabank and Interac have launched the Bulk Interac e-Transfer for Scotiabank’s business banking customers. This service extends the Interac e-Transfer service to Scotiabank’s business banking customers by offering a streamlined, secure and cost-effective alternative to cash, cheque or prepaid card disbursements.

TrueBlue Dining

Rewards Network has launched TrueBlue Dining in partnership with JetBlue. By dining at participating locations, TrueBlue members can earn TrueBlue points through the TrueBlue Dining program. Points are redeemable for JetBlue flights, JetBlue Getaways vacation packages, and various publications and products.

USA Online

According to new research 60% of Americans created or used an online account with a retailer in the last 12 months, which suggests convenience ranks top-of-mind for U.S. shoppers. In fact, 47% said they create online accounts because it is quicker and easier to shop.

Clearent Virtual Terminal

MO-based credit card processor Clearent unveiled the addition of a new virtual terminal that complements the company’s broad array of products and services. With the Clearent virtual terminal, merchants have the flexibility they need to securely process credit card payments in an office setting on a computer or when they’re on the go from their smartphone or tablet.