Data Protection For Your Business
Almost weekly, we hear about another major company or bank being the latest victim to a cyber attack. If the big companies can have this happen, its imperative that the smaller ones do all they can to ensure safety measures are being made to protect their customer’s data.
First thing’s first. Make sure your your business is PCI Compliant. Think of it as a security blanket that needs to be put in the washer every now and then. Being PCI Compliant is a process and you need to incorporate it into you regular duties. You can’t just hit cruise control. The City POS team can walk you through the process of ensuring you are PCI Compliant.
Update Your Point of Sale
If you are still using a point of sale system that was created in 1996, it is time for an upgrade. You aren’t using the same cell phone from then, so your old point of sale shouldn’t be in use either. By updating your system, you will be able to take advantage of much more technological features, but you will also have secure systems you can trust against customer data exposure. These secure systems store your information in the cloud, reducing your exposure and risk.
All of the products that The City POS provides are proven leaders in keeping your customer’s information locked down. Not to mention their multiple capabilities (loyalty programs, cloud based reporting, software integrations and e-commerce capabilities), our point of sale options are a smart upgrade to your business operations and data security.
Credit Card Encryption
The City POS’ products deliver credit card encryption. As soon as your card is processed in one of our point of sale systems, all traces of the card are encrypted so that cyber attackers are not able to see its numbers or anything associated to it. This is just one more way you can protect your customer’s data.
WiFi Access Isn’t For Everyone
Offering public wifi allows for an increased risk of exposure into your internal network. If company giants like Starbuck’s can get hacked, who is to say yours won’t? Their budgets are bigger and they have all of the resources to clean up the mess. Think twice about opening up your wifi for your guests to enjoy. Especially if you own a business where your guests come in and out and don’t linger for hours working in your place of business.
Keep Up with Technology Trends
The point of sale and credit card processing industry is evolving. New products and solutions are being introduced often to help maximize efficiencies and eliminate customer data exposure. Our team of experts at The City POS stay on top of all trends, product launches and industry news so that you don’t have to.