Chilly weather, falling leaves and pumpkin-spiced everything are signs that the holiday season is just around the corner. Retailers have already taken steps to get ready by hiring and training personnel for these busy times.
However, can they say the same for their point-of-sales systems? When a person pays with a debit or credit card, it’s swiped through a PoS device to complete the transaction, grabbing essential payment information to make the purchase. With all the data that PoS solutions handle, these systems become a likely target for malware and other cyberthreats.