Blog Posts

Blog Post: Welcoming EMV – But Not a PCI Panacea

July 11th, 2012

By Simon Gamble It’s been an exciting time at Mako as we continue our expansion into the U.S. market. There’s no doubt that the world’s leading economy for card transactions will be an important one for Mako’s future. But it’s also a market that’s particularly interesting to us, as it’s presently in the midst of… Read more ›

Pledging Our Support for Cyber Security Awareness Week

June 13th, 2012

By Bill Farmer Every day last year the New Zealand economy lost more than $1.7 million to cybercrime. It’s a shocking statistic, but testament to the scale and severity of cybercrime affecting New Zealand citizens and businesses. Small businesses are at particular risk from cyber criminals and fraudsters. As larger, more skilled organizations lock down… Read more ›

NACStech: Why Network Security Matters More for C-Stores

May 22nd, 2012

By Simon Gamble At Mako we spend a great deal of time focusing on PCI DSS compliance and card fraud. After all, as the world’s first network management company to be PCI DSS-certified, we have more than a fair amount of experience in dealing with card data security. Moreover, card fraud is an utterly fascinating… Read more ›

That’s a Wrap: Final Thoughts from NRA

May 10th, 2012

By Simon Gamble The lights are off, the booth is down, and Mako’s inaugural visit to the 2012 National Restaurant Association Show is over. Now that the team has had a chance to reflect on the trip, there are a few things I’d like to share about our time there this year. Time after time,… Read more ›

Mako Networks at the National Restaurant Association Show

April 27th, 2012

By Simon Gamble The first day at the National Restaurant Association Show has been a productive one for the Mako Networks team, with some key insights from the show floor after chatting with people that stopped by our booth. Grabbing people’s attention at a tradeshow is never easy, but that challenge is doubly difficult at… Read more ›

Blog Post: Comments on ATM Skimming in Auckland

March 28th, 2012

By Bill Farmer In New Zealand we rarely hear about local card fraud incidents. With no disclosure laws around card fraud or breaches of customer information, accurate local data can be incredibly hard to come by. The most readily available example has traditionally been the Auckland carparks breach of 2009, when thousands had their card… Read more ›

Blog: Why Merchants Need Broadband Redundancy

March 7th, 2012

By Chris Nation Running late for a restaurant reservation last week and with the fuel warning light on, I pulled in at our local filling station and convenience store. As usual I flipped the petrol cap, climbed out and had my finger on the trigger ready to dispense a tank of diesel when I finally… Read more ›

Blog: Credit Card Security Technology

January 17th, 2012

By Simon Gamble The annual Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas always features a few technologies that get people excited, and this year’s recently concluded edition proved no exception. While the vast majority of the new tech toys on display were more conventional consumer items like TVs, phones and computers, what grabbed my interest… Read more ›

How Skimming Works

December 16th, 2011

Recent news reports in the U.S. have highlighted a data breach at Lucky Supermarkets, where more than 1,000 people claim their card details have been stolen in a sophisticated skimming operation. To help combat card fraud, skimming is an issue Mako Networks pays attention to, and we often find that business owners and consumers are… Read more ›

Blog: Broadband Can Relieve Chip-and-PIN Headaches

November 29th, 2011

By Simon Gamble Reading the Herald on Sunday this week, I was pleasantly surprised to see an article about the processing delays retailers are encountering as they begin accepting more chip-and-PIN type cards in stores. As we told the New Zealand Herald back in April, most New Zealand merchants still need to upgrade their payment… Read more ›