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Wiskirchen Wins Innovator of the Year

Posted on Thursday, October 16, 2014

Last night, Kount CEO Brad Wiskirchen was named Innovator of the Year at the ninth annual Idaho Innovation Awards banquet. Our team often hears him say “innovation doesn’t occur in a vacuum” and “innovation is a team sport”… including during his acceptance speech. So it seemed fitting to hear from Brad’s team about innovation and how Brad inspires this quality throughout our company. Read more...

Breach Bingo: The 5 Post-Denial Stages

Posted on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Dairy Queen. Kmart. Home Depot. Another day brings another breach. And even if you don’t review millions of transactions per day, you may notice some common communication trends from the victimized companies. So much so, that you can mark off the different phases similar to a favorite board game as companies identify what was stolen, who was impacted, how it happened and the appropriate response to all stakeholders. And if you do want to play breach bingo, we have some pre-made cards ready for you.  Read more...

How to Avoid a Holiday Hangover

Posted on Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Picture this scenario. It’s December 31: Woop! Woop! Cyber Monday was phenomenal! Last minute sales rocked! Most holiday orders ever! And thanks to a super human effort by the team, everything shipped and delivered on time! Wow. The only question now is “How are we going to spend those big, fat holiday bonuses?” Read more...

What You Don’t Know Can No Longer Hurt You

Posted on Friday, October 03, 2014

We recently shared some signs of fraud to look for, but what happens when fraudsters hit your business with freshly stolen information from a breach that hasn’t been discovered yet? Clearly if you’re the first target, you have no chance… right? Not exactly. Read more...

Apple Pay. Boon for Brick & Mortar, Bane for Online Retailers?

Posted on Thursday, October 02, 2014

While the supersized iPhone and Apple’s newest product took center stage a few weeks ago, the announcement of Apple Pay is arguably the biggest news as it will impact retailers everywhere – even if you only do business online. Read more...

Fight the Race to the Bottom on Interchange Fees

Posted on Thursday, September 25, 2014

Increased federal scrutiny. Expanding responsibility for fraud. Constant competition driving interchange fees down to a fraction. Online payment processors face considerable pressure from sources both inside and outside the payments industry, prompting questions about their business model they’ve never had to face before. Read more...