We live in an
era of cybercrime where it is not uncommon to read headlines of data breaches
and other cases of persistent fraud attempts. According to the 2019 sixth
annual Fraud Attack Index by Forter Inc, fraud levels went up in 2018 in every
online merchant category they scrutinized.
The weight of the matter
increased fraud levels in 2018 in all the online merchant categories it
tracked. The findings were as follows.
• Food-and-beverage merchants 79%
• Electronics at 73%;
• Digital goods, 66%;
• Apparel and accessories, 47%;
• Jewelry, 19%;
• Luxury, 19%;
• Travel, 19%;
Michael Reitbalt, Founder and CEO of Forter, though some thought luxury or
electronic merchants were more vulnerable to fraud due to the larger return
from a single fraudulent transaction, the food-and-beverage sector has turned
out to be the best testing zone for tricksters to see if they can purchase
goods with stolen IDs. Once successful purchase means the trick is worth trying
for a top dollar order elsewhere.”
In fact, the CEO
suspects that some cybercriminals are hoarding stolen customer information for
later breaches or sale in black markets.
web-based food and beverage retailers are slow to the game of online transactions
compared to other merchants in other sectors, and as a result, haven’t built up
dependable fraud defenses making them the criminals favorite,” Reitblat says.
How is your business most likely to get attacked?
The study also
focused on the methods criminals used and …
RF equipment comes in all shapes and sizes, so it can be difficult to determine which kind is right for you. However, you don’t have to go stumbling around in the dark! If you’re in the market for RF equipment, here are some basic “do”s and “don’t”s to get you started.
Do: Know what you need.
Maybe you’re shopping for a 181 degree hybrid combiner. Maybe you need a system that can handle DXF and STEP files. At the end of the day, the specifics of your shopping trip will depend on what you need for your particular business, so start off the right way by making a list. You can measure all of your potential purchases against it.
Don’t: Rely on brand names.
While brand names can be a good
starting point if you’re completely new to the world of RF equipment, they
shouldn’t be the deciding factor in anything that you buy. There are off-brand
products that will work just as well as the popular ones, and they’re usually
available for a fraction of the cost as well.
Do: Stick to your budget.
It’s easy to find yourself
tempted by shiny products and unnecessary upgrades. One way to combat this is
by making a budget and sticking to it. If you already know that you aren’t
spending more than a certain dollar amount when you enter the hardware store,
you can resist the siren calls from various aisles.
Don’t: Shop blindly.
Always read the reviews of your
If you have been in the human resources or staffing industry
for plenty of years and due to experience in filling job orders and sourcing
talents, you probably feel that it is time to open your staffing agency.
Then we should congratulate you because deciding is the first
step towards success.
However, starting an employment agency can seem
straightforward, since you do not need too many employees, inventory to
purchase and contact stuffing business could be finished from your home instead
of renting an office space.
You should check out for IT staffing companies in Dallas so that you can determine how other agencies started
However, there are specific steps you should take before you
get ready to take your candidate or to consider a new job order from clients.
1. Decide Your Staffing Niche
You have probably heard that IT is dominant and in demand
niche for some people since the margins tend to be high, but if you do not know
anything about information technology, you should stick to things you do
Have in mind that as soon as you decide staffing niche, your
client will go to you as an expert in this particular field, so as a result,
you will have to understand a specific skillset that potential candidates
should have without asking.
First things first, location is everything, so before you
open your doors, you have to make sure that you understand the area you live in.
Check your competition as well …
There are times in everyone’s life when it’s
impossible to get away, even to attend the funeral of a person who was very
important to you. Work obligations, family needs, or financial pressures might
prevent you from traveling to a funeral at a distant location. Increasingly,
funeral directors are offering webcasts of funeral services to make the
proceedings accessible to anyone who can’t be there in person.
Using one or more cameras mounted strategically in the
funeral chapel, a funeral director controls the webcast using computer
software, usually on a laptop reserved especially for the purpose. The funeral
service is streamed online in real time, letting anyone watch and hear the
After the service, the video is kept online for up to
a year, or even longer. The funeral director, in consultation with the family,
decides how long the video will be available.
Although funeral webcasts can be left open to anyone,
they are usually restricted for privacy. Family members can choose to set up
the funeral website with password protection, requiring anyone who wishes to
see the service to enter the pre-determined password. They can keep the
password protection in place during the entire time that the video is
Families can also decide who to notify before the
funeral takes place, usually via an email message system. This gives the family
another layer of privacy, ensuring that their very personal event is open only
to those they’ve chosen to notify. This practice isn’t …
The other day, I was
speaking with a thought leader from South Africa working with the schools and
promoting the future of innovation with the goal of fostering business
entrepreneurship to allow South Africa to meet the demands needed for the 21st
Century. One thing that I find interesting here in the United States is that
when we talk about energy innovation everyone assumes that we are talking about
solar technologies or better wind turbines. They never seem to consider the
traditional energy industry and all the technological advances being made there,
such as fracking.
There was an
interesting article in the ‘corporate news’ section of the Wall Street Journal
on December 17, 2012 titled; “Chevron Enters Shale Hunt in South Africa –
Company’s Decision Comes as Temporary Ban on Exploration Is Lifted in a Country
Estimated to Hold Large Reserves,” by Devon Maylie and Alexis Flynn which
noted that South Africa has the 5th largest estimated reserves using the new
fracking technologies – maybe more.
Believe me when I tell
you that as more fracking is going on around the world to get out gas and oil,
there will be new methods, and even more efficient technologies introduced. In
fact, it is happening now. If South Africa and other countries continue to
develop safer environmental strategies for fracking, and more efficient ways to
get at that oil and gas, then we can have the best of all worlds. You see,
shale fracking technology is real energy innovation, …