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  Volume 2, Edition 1                           News Buds                               May 2010

May Newsletter
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Upcoming Events:

Current News Features:

  • ~ FAR Wedding Workshop
    Cindy Anderson AIFD, and Maggie Binet AIFD, CPF will explore techniques to advance your wedding design in this hands on workshop.
    Date: Sunday May 23rd
    Time: 10am-3pm (Breakfast and Lunch will be provided)
    Place: Amato’s 6601 S. Downing Denver, CO 80229
    Cost: $35.00 members/ $50.00 non-members/ $25.00 students
    Click to register online with a credit card or call Debbie Grauberger at 303.280.7141
    Bring basic tools.

  • ~ FAR Roundtable Discussion
    Please join us if you would like to learn about deceptive phone listings and what you can do about it.
    Date: May 18th
    Time: 7pm-9pm
    Place: Caribou Coffee 10611 Westminster Blvd Westminster, CO 80020
    Topic: Deceptive Listers
    Specialist: Brad Golter Longmont Florist
    Cost: $5 Members / $10 Non-members   Pay at the event.
    Notes from discussion included in cost.

  • ~ New Members
    Peggy Tio of Aurora, CO
    D’ee Angelic Rose Florist- Cathy Buchanan of Fort Collins, CO
    Pink Posey Design- Buffy Haramaki of Golden, CO
    So Many Flowers- Louise Wise of Lakewood, CO
    Pizzazz! Floral and Garden Centre-Jeffery Dyer Cheyenne, WY

  • ~ Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
    Below is a comprehensive set of international security requirements for protecting cardholder data, developed by Visa, more information can be found at www.visa.com/CISP.
    You may also visit www.safnow.org/creditcardsecurity for easy to follow guidelines on credit card security.
    These 12 requirements are the foundation of Visa’s data security compliance program. Make sure you are up to date.

    Build and Maintain a Secure Network
    1.Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect data
    2. Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters.
    Protect Cardholder Data
    3.Protect stored cardholder data
    4. Encrypt transmission of cardholder systems and applications
    Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program
    5.Use and regularly update anti-virus software
    6.Develop and maintain secure systems and applications
    Implement Strong Access Control Measures
    7.Restrict access to data by business need to know
    8.Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access
    9.Restrict physical access to cardholder data.
    Regularly Monitor and Test Networks
    10.Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data
    11.Regularly test security systems and processes
    Maintain an Information Security Policy
    12.Maintain a policy that addresses information security

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FAR            Denise Fuller, President            www.floralassociationrockies.org