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EMV Expectations for 2017
Apr 6, 2017

Although EMV has been a challenge to integrate here in the U.S., experts feel that 2017 will be a year where EMV improvements and adoption continue to progress.

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Get Compliant with First American's EMV Semi-Integrated Solution
Mar 30, 2017

Our semi-integrated EMV solution is just what you need to get started down the EMV path.

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Phishing Fraud Attacks Spiked 65% in 2016
Mar 23, 2017

With phishing attacks at an all time high last year, it is important going forward for merchants and consumers to be on the lookout for phishing attempts and to be cautious when opening emails or attachments.

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The Benefits of a POS Solution for Restaurants
Mar 21, 2017

Here are some of the key qualities a new POS solution can provide for a restaurant. 

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Protect Your Small Business from a Data Breach
Mar 2, 2017

What are the best practices a small business can follow to prevent a data breach?

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The Benefits of Recurring Billing
Feb 23, 2017

When it comes to simplifying payments, recurring billing is a valuable payment feature partners can integrate within their software solution.

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Follow These 4 Easy Tips for a Seamless Online Checkout Experience
Feb 7, 2017

In order to have a seamless payment experience, you as a business owner need to follow these 4 tips to improve the online checkout process.

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The Rising Cost of Fraud for Merchants
Jan 26, 2017

Fraudsters are evolving the ways they commit fraud and are making it more difficult to stop.

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The 3 Leading Payment Challenges Retailers Are Experiencing
Jan 17, 2017

It’s pretty clear that within the past year, retailers of all sizes have experienced a handful of payment challenges.

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5 Payment Trends Expected to Develop in 2017
Jan 10, 2017

As the New Year begins, let’s focus on the top 5 payment trends that are expected to develop in 2017 and lead the way.

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Be on the Lookout for Ransomware Attacks
Jan 5, 2017

Ransomware has been around for years and continues to be a major worldwide security issue for both businesses and consumers.

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Chargebacks and Friendly Fraud: Who’s To Blame?
Jan 3, 2017

Let’s face it – no merchant wants to be hit with a chargeback.

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The Main Security Solutions Merchants Can Use for Protection
Dec 20, 2016

In order to have the highest level of payment security, merchants need to integrate the following solutions. 

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Stay Safe from Cyber Crime During the Holidays
Dec 1, 2016

What can you as a consumer do to protect yourself during the holidays from instances of cybercrime?

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How Small Businesses Can Establish Payment Security
Oct 27, 2016

As a small business owner, it is important to have enhanced payment security features to protect your business as well as your customers.

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The Main Ways Identity Thieves Are Committing Crime
Oct 25, 2016

Identity thieves are looking for new ways to commit crime now that EMV technology has increased security features for card-present transactions.

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PCI Council Releases Updated Version 5.0 for Added Payment Security
Oct 11, 2016

The PCI Security Standards Council recently released several updated regulations for the new Version 5.0 of the PIN Transaction Security (PTS) Point-of-Interaction (POI) Modular Security Requirements.

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Who's Liable for EMV Card Fraud?
Oct 1, 2016

Take a look at who is liable for EMV card fraud - the card issuer or merchant? 

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Don't Get Stuck With EMV Bottlenecks
Sep 1, 2016

Integrate EMV quickly with First American. 

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White Paper - The Impact of Chargebacks for Merchants
Sep 1, 2016

This white paper provides an in-depth guide to what chargebacks are, how merchants should handle chargebacks, and tips on how merchants can prevent chargebacks from happening.

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The Top 4 Ways to Avoid EMV Chargebacks
Aug 1, 2016

Here are the top 4 ways to avoid EMV chargebacks. 

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6 Issues Small Businesses May Not Know Regarding Payment Security
Jul 19, 2016

Here are six issues small businesses may not be familiar with in regards to payment security

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PCI Security Standards Council Releases Payment Application Data Security Standard Version 3.2
Jun 14, 2016

The new PA-DSS supports the newly updated primary security standard, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS), version 3.2. 

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The Rise of Data Breaches in Small Businesses
Jun 8, 2016

Within the past several years, several large data breaches occurred affecting millions of consumer’s personal information.

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How to Avoid the New Threat of Ransomware
May 6, 2016

In order for businesses and consumers to protect themselves from becoming victim of ransomware, it is crucial to follow the below recommendations.

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4 Ways to Prevent Mobile Payment Fraud
Apr 29, 2016

Here are 3 ways to help prevent mobile payment fraud from happening.

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How Tokenization Will Secure Mobile Transactions
Apr 4, 2016

Tokenization is one form of security for mobile transactions that has numerous benefits. 

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Prevent Online Data Breaches with These Helpful Steps
Mar 30, 2016

In order to prevent future breaches from happening, here are a few steps both merchants and developers can implement to stop breaches from occurring online.

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PCI DSS 3.2 to Be Released in April 2016
Mar 23, 2016

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council will be releasing the updated PCI DSS 3.2 version this April - six months earlier than anticipated.

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How Small Businesses Can Prevent Phishing Scams
Mar 21, 2016

Here are some tips on how small businesses can identify and protect themselves from phishing emails.

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3 Types of Online Fraud Expected to Occur in 2016
Mar 9, 2016

It is important to note the different types of fraud that are most common with businesses, as this will create awareness on how to mitigate fraud from all different angles.

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3 Important PCI Updates Merchants Need to Know
Feb 22, 2016

It is imperative for business owners and merchants to understand these three changes to the PCI 3.1mandate.

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2015 Highlights and Lessons of Cybersecurity
Jan 11, 2016

As 2016 begins, there are several key factors both merchants and banks can learn from when looking back at the events of 2015. 

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Security Awareness for the Holidays
Dec 14, 2015

To help spread security awareness this holiday season, here are some helpful tips that consumers should consider when shopping online this December.

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3 Payment Terms Merchants Need to Know About NFC
Dec 7, 2015

In order to better comprehend NFC technology, here are three payment terms merchants need to become familiar with.

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Rely on First American for Data Breach Protection
Nov 6, 2015

Over the last few years, there have been a number of large data breaches.

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How to Prevent E-Commerce Fraud from Occurring
Oct 28, 2015

Here are some fraud preventative actions e-commerce merchants can utilize to protect themselves as well as their customers.

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6 Ways Consumers Can Utilize NFC
Oct 26, 2015

Here is a list of the top 6 ways NFC can be used by consumers.

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The Road to Success using NFC
Oct 1, 2015

Are you using NFC? See how NFC can lead you to success! 

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Key Benefits Tokenization Offers for Mobile Transactions
Sep 21, 2015

Tokenization is a form of security for mobile transactions and has several key benefits.

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Steps to Take to Protect Your Small Business from POS Malware
Aug 3, 2015

One of the worst nightmares a small business owner could face is dealing with point-of-sale (POS) malware.

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Q&A on NFC: What Merchants need to know about Near-Field Communication
Jul 20, 2015

Below are some questions and answers about NFC and data on why it is an important aspect for your business going forward.

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Why First American Provides Data Breach Protection
Jun 16, 2015

Last year was a turning point for Americans when it came to data breaches.

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The Science of POS Security
Jun 1, 2015

High-profile data breaches in retail have highlighted just how critical it is to have top-notch security in a point-of-sale system. A new wave of cutting-edge technologies is here to help lessen the threat of breaches.

 

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2 Tips to Help Business Owners Leverage NFC Technology
Apr 6, 2015

When looking for a new payment processing solution, there are a variety of options that it can be difficult to understand which option will work best.

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As the Cost of Data Breaches Grows, so Does the Importance of Upgrading Payment Processors
Feb 18, 2015

Small to midsized businesses must improve payment technology.

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3 Reasons Why NFC Makes Merchant Life Easier
Jan 21, 2015

The recent release of Apple Pay and Google Wallet have popularized Near-Field Communication (NFC) technology in the payment processing industry. 

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Improve Customer Experience with NFC Technology
Jan 12, 2015

The recent release of Apple Pay has injected a shot of life into Near-Field Communications (NFC).

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How Tokenization Can Help Merchants Breathe Easier
Jan 5, 2015

Since data security is a primary focus in the payment processing industry, new technology and industry guidelines have been developed to better safeguard against potential breaches.

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The New Ways Identity Thieves Are Stealing Personal Information

Take a look at these recent ways identity thieves are using and helpful tips on how to protect oneself from being a target.

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