In 2012, the Retail Industry made up 45% of data breach investigations. This is the highest percentage in retail history, and a 15% increase over 2011. While many business owners may feel that their business is too small to be concerned about a data breach, according to Visa’s estimates 95% of credit card data breaches are on small business customers.
So how can small businesses improve security? They can start by educating employees and conducting security awareness training on a regular basis. Also, identify users. Ever user-initaited transaction should be tagged. Registering assets is also important. Make sure to keep a complete inventory or registry of valid devices.
Check out the infographic below presented by MerchantWarehouse to learn more about POS vulnerabilities in small businesses and how they can be secured.
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