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CertainStore rolls out customer data security solution

BY Dan Berthiaume

Colorado Springs, Colo. – Secure data vault provider CertainStore is rolling out of a cybersecurity solution utilizing its proprietary micro-encryption/micro-tokenization technology to prevent the re-occurrence of recent malicious attacks on customer data.

CertainStore utilizes a multi-layered defense that makes hacking data on a mass level mathematically improbable. Sensitive data elements are removed from original location and replaced with a MicroToken. Data elements are micro-encrypted utilizing customer-specific encryption algorithms. Micro-encrypted data is scattered throughout dozens of servers, becoming unavailable to any form of unauthorized access, essentially turning the data invisible. Perimeter defenses create seven or more levels of disruptive force to stop unauthorized access while all the above is occurring.

CertainStore is PCI Level 1 DSS Certified, HIPAA compliant, PCI, PFI, PHI and PII compliant.

"During my tenure where I led Congressional intelligence activities I understood that data security could be a matter of life and death," said Rep. Pete Hoekstra, advisory board member of TransCertain, parent company of CertainStore. "Unfortunately, the reality of the ‘big data’ age in which we live is that more frequent attacks on private and public sector data will be the norm. They can and will have devastating consequences. CertainStore will change the way data is stored well into the future. It provides unprecedented levels of protection to ensure the security of sensitive data."

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Rent-A-Center opens Roswell, Ga., store

BY Dan Berthiaume

Plano, Texas — Rent-A-Center has opened its newest location in Roswell, Ga. This marks the 79th store Rent-A-Center operates in the state of Georgia.

Rent-A-Center also operates more than 3,000 stores in the U.S., Puerto Rico, Canada, and Mexico. The company employs more than 21,000 workers.

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The Rug Dept. opens in Norwood, Mass.

BY Dan Berthiaume

Hingham, Mass. — Building #19, the New England closeout retailer which shut its doors after declaring Chapter 11 bankruptcy in December 2013, has returned as The Rug Dept. The company opened its first Rug Dept. store in the town of Norwood, Mass. on Jan. 26.

According to The Rug Dept. website, shipments have been arriving daily since at least Dec. 31. 2013 and a trailer of mats left Dalton, Ga. on Jan. 15. An email sent to Building #19 customers on Dec. 6, 2013 contained a link to a Facebook page for The Rug Dept. announcing that The Rug Dept. would open soon as a specialty rug closeout retailer in the former Building #19 stores in the Massachusetts towns of Burlington, Norwood, and Weymouth. It is not clear if there are plans to reopen any full-line Building #19 stores.

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