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Breaking News articles for October 2021

Envisioning PCI DSS 4.0 and beyond

Friday, October 29, 2021

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) hosted its annual Global Community Forum (GCF), Oct. 26 to 28, 2021, a three-day event that addresses security best practices, emerging threats and pandemic-related challenges. Held virtually, the gathering attracted nearly 3,500 attendees who discussed information security trends and looked ahead to the next iteration of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PCI DSS 4.0.

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Pax under attack?

Thursday, October 28, 2021

The FBI raided the Florida offices of PAX Technology. Reporting suggests the raid was due to allegations that PAX devices may be tied to cyberattacks on organizations in the United States and European Union.

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Survey finds vulnerabilities in video, online chat

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

A survey published Oct. 20, 2021, by collaboration security provider Theta Lake revealed that corporate leaders are struggling to restore decorum and compliance on collaboration platforms. The report, titled Modern Communications Survey Report: The Survey and Compliance Risks of Collaboration Tool Usage in Financial Services, found 83 percent of 100 executives surveyed are disabling collaboration features to protect sensitive data and maintain regulatory compliance, according to Stacey English, director of market intelligence at Theta Lake.

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FIDO conference drives secure authentication

Friday, October 22, 2021

FIDO Alliance hosted Authentication 2021, a conference focused on modern user authentication methods. Held in Seattle from Oct. 18 to 20, the three-day event offered a insights on strong security and better interactions to on-site and remote attendees, according to Andrew Shikiar, executive director and chief marketing officer at the FIDO Alliance.

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Advancing faster B2B payments

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

The Federal Reserve and the Business Payments Coalition just disclosed that 73 organization joined an initiative to pilot a framework for exchanging electronic invoices, and that another 42 organizations will pilot a similar exchange framework for electronic delivery of remittance information across all types of payments.

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ETA guides Capitol Hill on cashless impacts

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

On Oct. 14, 2021, the Electronic Transactions Association met with the U.S. House Committee on Financial Services to address a subcommittee hearing titled Cashed Out: How a Cashless Economy Impacts Disadvantaged Communities and Peoples. As a leading trade association, the ETA wanted policymakers to understand its members' commitment to financial inclusion, according to Scott Talbott, senior vice president, government affairs at ETA.

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Experts see more play-tail, less retail in future stores

Friday, October 15, 2021

Stores of the future will be more about experience than product, according to Euromonitor. The global market research firm hosted a virtual event with retail industry leaders on Oct. 14, 2021, to explore the future of the store in a digital world.

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Tracking economic recovery

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Coronavirus cases in the United States are falling again, according to government data. And while the virus my not yet be under control, there are signs of optimism on the retail spending front. “With consumer spending accounting for roughly two-thirds of U.S. gross domestic product, all eyes are closely watching shoppers’ ability to drive the economy,” said Jack Kleinhenz, chief economist at the National Retail Federation."

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Cryptocurrency gaining traction, TSG finds

Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Cryptocurrency is emerging from the shadows, according to a new report, The Crypto Divide, published Oct. 6, 2021 by The Strawhecker Group. Researchers surveyed 600 small business owners about their thoughts on cryptocurrency acceptance and found respondents' perceptions ranged from low awareness to rejection, noted Jared Drieling, senior director of market intelligence and insights at TSG.

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FDIC, EMVCo measures address emerging threats

Friday, October 8, 2021

Escalating threats posed by third-party service providers and emerging technologies have prompted governing bodies EMVCo and the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. to reassess risk mitigation and security strategies, according to recent reports. EMVCo's updated 3DS software and the FDIC's request for comment on third-party risk management reflect emerging omnichannel and interoperability trends in ecommerce and financial services, financial experts noted.

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Mastercard joins BNPL bandwagon

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Mastercard is throwing its network and brand clout behind buy now pay later. It just announced a new platform that allows banks and other lenders, as well as mobile wallet developers, to offer BNPL wherever Mastercard is accepted.

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Green Sheet interviews dLocal's Mathieu Limousi

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

New research published by dLocal in September 2021 finds significant digital and ecommerce growth in emerging regions, including Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. Mathieu Limousi, vice president of marketing at dLocal, shared additional insights on global digital commerce trends with The Green Sheet. Following are interview highlights.

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ETA honors Celero Commerce, Homebase, NCR Corp.

Monday, October 4, 2021

The 2021 ETA Star Awards, presented at the Electronic Transactions Association's Strategic Leadership Forum, held Sept. 27 to 29, 2021 in Carlsbad, Calif., recognized leading payment brands for highly adept approaches to business continuity during COVID-19. Award recipients Celero Commerce, Homebase and NCR Corp. were nimble, flexible and adaptive, stated Jodie Kelley, chief executive officer at ETA.

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Apple Pay-Visa flaw uncovered

Friday, October 1, 2021

A team of researchers in the UK have uncovered a security flaw that could allow crooks to wirelessly pickpocket money from consumers who link Visa cards to their Apple Pay wallets. The vulnerabilities were found in iPhone wallets where Visa cards are set up in "express transit mode," the researchers reported.

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