Cash is no longer king! Today we’re talking about credit cards, online payments and mobile transactions. It’s all about how to protect the systems that process digital cash!
You probably already know that the system behind cashless payments is called point of sale (or PoS). In short, it’s a complex network of computers, terminals and programs processing digital cash in digital safes. Depending on the scale of your business, there may be hundreds of thousands of transactions every day. And that means a lot of very sensitive data you need to take care of.
No wonder point of sale systems are very attractive targets for cybercriminals! To hack them, criminals often exploit a vulnerability oin the PoS system or use social engineering tactics such as phishing to make a change. Once in, they install malware which allows them to access the data they were after – credit card details and personal information of your clients. The consequences of such an attack can cost a lot, both in terms of money and reputation loss.
Here is what you should think of to keep your PoS system as safe as possible:
One of the most important things you can do to protect your PoS system is to educate yourself and your employees so that you can recognize the threats if you encounter them. Get trained today and minimalize your chances of being (digitally) robbed!