POS Security: What, Why and How - Security Boulevard

POS Security: What, Why and How

With their highly valuable payment card and personal sensitive information, Point-of-Sale (POS) systems present a ripe target for cybercrime groups. A successful breach can have enormous consequences for the attacked organization, from detecting and responding, to notifying victims, post-response support, lost business and potentially hefty government fines. Modern POS environments are complicated systems with multiple entry points for attack, from phishing emails or drive-by-download exploits on employee computers to vulnerable third-party suppliers. And while payment card security standards have introduced a basic protection framework, POS-attacks have not abated under the regulations — some of the largest breaches of the past several years are due to POS attacks.

*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Morphisec Default Blog authored by Shelley Leveson. Read the original post at: https://blog.morphisec.com/protecting-pos-systems