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The Hidden Threats Within Our Nation’s POS Systems

There are escalating security vulnerabilities at work in the nation’s point-of-sale (POS) systems. This situation can be quite series and one that deserves immediate attention and accompanying remediation.

In the last ten years there have been over 1,350 breaches made public within retail and business organizations. In 2016 alone, high profile breaches from Wendy’s, Eddie Bauer, Vera Wang, and Omni Hotels have shaken these companies and left impacted customers angry and frustrated.

’Tis The Season … For POS System Attacks?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… especially if you’re a hacker. As consumers race to catch the shopping deals and retailers battle it out for their attention and dollars, hackers lurk in the shadows, ready for a chance to strike. This year, they have their eyes on the point-of-sale (POS) system prize. Carolyn Crandall, CMO of Attivo Networks, joined this week’s Hacker Tracker to share the vulnerabilities impacting POS systems and discuss whether massive data breaches are on the horizon in the months ahead.

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