Category Archives: Software

Target Has a Bullseye on Its Chest

When Target announced that it had suffered a major breach of approximately 40 million credit cards and 70 million customer records, the nation as a whole took a collective gasp in shock. 

Can Your Point of Sale Be Compliant after the End of Microsoft XP?

Windows XP has had a good run.  It first came out in 2001, and in April of 2014, Microsoft will retire the operating system.  This means that software patches and support will no longer be available

Identity Theft Arms Race

Remote access has long been touted as one of the most vulnerable practices in retail. Poor security in this area is tantamount to inviting a computer hacker to sit down in your store and asking him to steal your sensitive … More »

What Do You Do After You Become PCI Compliant?

Congratulations!  You took the time to become PCI (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) compliant by accurately filling out your Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) and passing all the requirements; remediating your location until you internal and external vulnerability scans passed; and training your employees.  Your location … More »