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Maybe it’s too early to think about warm cozy fires, holiday cheer, and family gatherings, but it’s never too early to think about the booming holiday season for retailers and consumers. November and December pack a large punch for retail sales, projected to exceed $1.1 trillion1 this holiday season alone. For most businesses the holiday

Ever wonder who’s after your data? What about what they’ll do if they get it? The danger isn’t always obvious, so what do we need to look out for? Join us Wednesday, December 4, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. PST to learn how to responsibly handle client data to reduce the impact of a possible security

The Cost of Non-Compliance

By Dr. Heather Mark In recent years, the payments space has seen an explosion of new players.  This dramatic growth is good for the industry.  It drives competition and innovation.  The pace of change brings with it challenges, too.  One of those challenges can be the adaptation of traditional software companies to the unique risk

If you’re thinking of adding payment functionality to your software solution, you’ll definitely want to get familiar with these six phrases. Why? Because with Sphere they could be a part of your daily payment experience. Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) can embed Sphere credit card processing capabilities within their applications, allowing clients to take customer payments

When it comes to choosing an integrated payment partner for your solution, there’s a lot to consider: do you go with a familiar company? Or, a fresh option? Ideally, you want something that’s perfect for your business, but often solutions are either more than you need (at an exorbitant price), or not enough. More often

By Heather Mark, Ph.D., CCEP, Director, Compliance & Security Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) can leverage payments as a way to provide a more comprehensive suite of services to their customers and doing so also provides revenue opportunities.  But with that comes some responsibilities that are unique to payments, such as compliance with the Card Brand

By Dr. Heather Mark The healthcare industry is, as most know, a heavily regulated industry. Government regulations detail how data is to be collected, shared, and protected.  It details how patients can access their data.  The way that research is conducted, how it is reported and a multitude of other factors.  Layering in the protection

By Dr. Heather Mark On March 19, 2019, well-known and respected security researcher and reporter Brian Krebs, posted an article with the headline, “FaceBook Stored Hundreds of Millions of User Passwords in Plain Text for Years.”  The article states, “According to Krebs, “The Facebook source said the investigation so far indicates between 200 million and

Is PCI DSS Compliance Enough?

By Dr. Heather Mark In the wake of yet another massive data breach, media outlets around the world are asking a lot of questions.  More questions, it seems, than are the victims of the data breach.  People seem to have become numb to loss of sensitive data.  But while individuals seem to carry on as

Event Schedule 2019 The Sphere teams will be exhibiting at a variety of payments and industry events. Come visit us! We have exciting news to share about our products and services.         HIMSS19 February 11-15 | Orlando Visit us at Booth #2679 GE WRUG February 14-15 | Las Vegas Collaboration of Revenue

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