Epicor introduces new data security and protection program for independent retailers

The initiative is designed to mitigate the risk of a security breach through improved data management and protection.

Number of cyberattacks on retailers drops by half, but hit more victims per incident

Criminals still stole more than 61 million customer records in 2014, despite taking off two of the biggest shopping days.

Retailers estimate holiday return fraud will cost them $3.6 billion

More than three-quarters of those polled cite organized retail crime as impacting return fraud rates.

KPMG says payment security issues will impact holiday shopping

More than half of consumers are either unsure or not confident at all in the security of their personal information when shopping both in-store and online.

Home Depot sheds more light on data breach

In addition to the payment information already known stolen, the company says the thieves also took files containing 53 million email addresses, but not their passwords or any other personal information.

Target appoints Jacqueline Hourigan Rice as SVP, chief risk and compliance officer

Rice joins Target effective Dec. 1 and will report directly to Brian Cornell, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Target.

Security companies form pact for mobile authentication

The Feedzai and Encap Security announce partnership is designed to support banks and merchants in making modern banking and commerce safe.

Home Depot confirms data breach

Retailer is still in the process of determining the scope of the intrusion, which first began in April.

Research: 'Preparing for 2015: The Year of the Liability Shift'

A new Mercator research note explores factors influencing the willingness, motivation and speed of payments players in implementing EMV technology.

Survey says 45 percent of shoppers don't trust retailers to keep their data safe

Retail marketing firm Interactions has released its third Retail Perceptions trend report, "Retail's Reality: Shopping Behavior After Security Breaches." According to the report, 44 percent of shoppers surveyed have had personal information stolen from a security breach. The risk is...

One in four consumers are victims of card fraud

A global fraud study of more than 6,100 consumers across 20 countries has revealed that one in four consumers has been a victim of card fraud in the last five years. The study, conducted by ACI Worldwide and Aite Group,...

RILA announces cybersecurity initiative

The Retail Industry Leaders Association announced today that it will expand its commitment to cybersecurity and data privacy by launching a comprehensive initiative to address evolving cyber-threats and to promote additional safeguards for personal data in the payment ecosystem. The...

NRF: Holiday return fraud will cost $3.4B

As one of the most serious, but often most misunderstood, retail loss prevention issues, return fraud costs retailers billions of dollars every year. According to NRF’s 2013 Return Fraud Survey completed by loss prevention executives at 62 retail companies, the...

Checkpoint launches RFID system for retail point-of-exit

Checkpoint Systems, Inc., a supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, has announced RFID-based EAS Overhead 2.0, which the company says delivers improved inventory visibility and loss prevention benefits at the point-of-exit. Overhead 2.0 is a key component...

Webinar will look at increasing conversion rates on mobile apps

Mobile Payments Today and Jumio will present a live webinar, "How Travelocity Increased Conversion Engagement on its Mobile Apps," on Sept. 19 at 2 p.m.

Checkpoint intros hardware for RFID transition

Checkpoint Systems, a supplier of shrink management, merchandise visibility and apparel labeling solutions for the retail industry, today announced the launch of EVOLVE Exclusive E10, a range of RF- and RFID-based antennas designed to match a retailer's aesthetics. The EVOLVE...

Revel announces EMV and PCI compatibility

Revel Systems today announced that its iPad POS system now provides EMV compatibility in preparation for upcoming deadlines for EMV certification and PCI compliance. With credit card fraud on the rise and standards set to change over the next few...

CradlePoint demos cloud-based 'connected retail experience' at NRF BIG Show

CradlePoint, a provider of 3G/4G wireless networking for the distributed enterprise, today announced its participation at the 2013 National Retail Federation BIG Show, showcasing solutions that include digital signage and interactive kiosks. CradlePoint will be showcasing wireless network solutions, an...

Self-checkout theft detection to showcase at NRF

Theft at the self-checkout is an ongoing issue for retailers. According to StopLift Checkout Vision Systems, theft occurs five times more at self-checkout than manned checkout — a figure gathered by the company's theft-detecting Self-Checkout Accelerator. The company announced that...

Invisible EAS tags unveiled by Nedap

Nedap Retail has announced a solution to the bulky plastic security tags that often hinder the shopper experience of trying on clothes. The company, in a partnership with Kovio, today unveiled a new category of Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) tags...

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