Saying Goodbye to SSL and TSL


Winston Churchill once said “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often”. Some might argue that we’ve taken that idea to the extreme and decided to be a society under constant change, in which case we should listen to Mr. Churchill’s further thought, that “There is nothing wrong with change, if it is in the right direction”.

In the case of security and compliance, that constant progress is definitely a good thing. The more secure customer and company data can be kept, the better. Keeping products safe and in good shape along supply lines is also good. All of this comes from improvements in security and compliance, so although new changes can be a pain to comply with, the end result is definitely worth those changes.

In this article we show how an automated auditing and compliance system can benefit businesses affected by PCI security standards changes.

Increasing Risk Liability and Pressure Mounting on Franchisors


The movement in the US for a higher minimum wage has taken a new angle in attacking large franchisors, and it could threaten to rip apart the franchising industry as we know it. There are now consolidated cases going before the National Labour Relation Board which claim that a franchisor – such as McDonald’s, one of the companies being attacked – is actually a joint owner with its franchisees.

If the board rules against McDonald’s, it would mean that the corporation could be liable for wage underpayments or other violations, even things that aren’t related to the franchise agreement. The franchise owners would also basically lose their “business owner” status and be more subject to corporate policies. They would become, essentially, corporately-controlled outlets instead of franchises.

In this article we discuss how auditing software could help franchisors with current labor disputes.

How PCI Compliance Helps Your Bottom Line


It’s not uncommon to hear groans and complaints whenever implementing compliance measures is discussed. In the minds of many, compliance is synonymous with burdensome regulations and, more importantly, unexpected and unwanted expenses. Thinking about something as daunting as PCI compliance, in particular, can be enough to send a teetotaler to the pub.

Getting relief from regulatory requirements isn’t so simple. The only remedy is replacing the government or agency responsible for them, which is a task easier dreamed about than done. Once you accept that things are what they are, and that you’re going to have to adapt or go under, the only perceived headache left is the cost.

But what if putting PCI compliance systems into place didn’t break your budget? Better yet, what if they actually saved your company money? Ready to be your company’s hero? Read on.

In this article we discuss how implementing an effective PCI compliance system can save your business money in bank fees and insurance.