Understanding the Point-of-Sale Hacking Threat
Target's massive data breach continues to reverberate in the headlines, but in reality it's just one of countless attacks that affect the retail industry on a daily basis. Whether it's highly sophisticated malware developed out of Russia, local hit-and-run point-of-sale thieves or insider threats, retailers must adapt to this increasingly risky environment. First of all, it's important for retailers to understand that just because you meet PCI compliance doesn't mean you're not at risk. PCI is the bare minimum that your company should be doing to protect itself — but it won't stop today's more sophisticated attacks.