Most small businesses do not believe they can become the victim of the cyber attack. The thought process is that there are so many larger companies in the marketplace, why would cyber criminals focus on the small fish?
There are two reasons for this. One, point of sale software is connecting cash registers to the companies network and two, those systems are not as secure as they should be. According to an article from Convenience Store Decisions, criminals are not looking for the biggest fish in the sea to attack. Instead, they are looking for the companies whose network has the most vulnerabilities.
The piece features an interview with Bob Russo, general manager of the PCI Security Standards Council.
“What we’re seeing now in terms of these exploits isn’t all that sophisticated,” said Russo. “It’s like locking your door and then some bad guys come and jiggle your door knob. If it’s open, they’re going to come in and do something. If the door isn’t open, they’re not going to spend a lot of time trying to pick the lock. They’ll just move to the next house.”
In the end, criminals are after money and that means your business needs to protect itself. For any merchant that wants to upgrade their point of sale solution, it is critical that organizations look at the entire system and not just plug and play. With the help of a payment solution provider, any organization can install POS software and ensure all credit card and company data is secure.