Archive for 'data security'

Access Your Site Remotely Using NCR Secure Access–Free with NCR & WorldPay!

hospitality restaurant manage nss tab threat defenderWe are sure that many of you restaurant operators wish you could access your POS system remotely and manage your operations when you aren’t on site.  POS Technologies is offering a special promotion through then end of June that gives you NCR Secure Access, Aloha’s remote access tool for free with WorldPay credit card processing.   This provide you with the flexibility to access your site in a secure and  PCI compliant fashion and ...

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Data Security Alert – Backoff, Point of Sale Crimeware

Beware of Backoff POS Crimeware. On July 31, 2014 the United States Department of Homeland Security, published an advisory about new crimeware targeting businesses that accept, process, or transmit credit card data.  This new crimeware, called Backoff, is a tool used by criminal hackers to take advantage of insecure remote access software, deficient networks, and weak user credentials, with the intent to gain access to key environments such as Point of Sale (POS) systems, where the criminal hackers can ...Continue Reading →

Important Data Security Alert – Backoff, Point of Sale Crimeware

187972611-smBeware of Backoff POS Crimeware. On July 31, 2014 the United States Department of Homeland Security, published an advisory about new crimeware targeting businesses that accept, process, or transmit credit card data.  This new crimeware, called Backoff, is a tool used by criminal hackers to take advantage of insecure remote access software, deficient networks, and weak user credentials, with the intent to gain access to ...Continue Reading →

5 Things You Should Know When it Comes to Data Security

iStock_000010533018XSmall“Security breach” is the last phrase any hospitality business owner wants to hear, yet breaches continue to make headlines.  Where owners are taking steps to keep their customers’ data secure, chances are they are not fully covering themselves and are unknowingly exposing themselves to risks and cyber criminals if they are not working with a security professional.

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Critical Issue, Beware of Encrytption “Ransomware”

There are some extremely malicious software viruses that are rearing their ugly head in the Utah market.  “Cryptolocker” and “Cryptowall” are 2 examples of viruses that will lock up your entire system.  They demand payment to “unencrypt” your files and it is doubtful that even payment of this ransom will fully restore your system.data thief 2

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Top 5 Data and Network Threats for Restaurants… And What To Do About Them

 

Today, we’re finishing our series on Security with a throwback Thursday (#tbt) post where we discussed the  “Top 5 Data and Network Threats for Restaurants… And What To Do About Them.” Be sure to also read our Security posts on how to  Segment Your Network to Protect Data and Avoid Inconvenience and  Checking your Locks: 5 Myths About Safeguarding your Data.

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Checking your Locks: 5 Myths About Safeguarding your Data

For Throwback Thursday (#tbt) we’re continuing our theme of Security and re-posting this blog where we discussed how to safeguard your data. Click here to read last week’s post on segmenting your network to protect your data.

If you are the one closing your restaurant for the night, a part of your routine is to physically lock up the property. That may involve arming a security system and, at the ...

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Segment Your Network to Protect Data and Avoid Inconvenience

iStock_000010533018XSmallWhether online or in the “physical” world, the strength of security measures should depend on the importance of the items they safeguard. We can use this principle when establishing network security in your store or restaurant to protect data and address PCI DSS requirements.

You probably store cash in a safe to protect it from theft, while you might not worry about leaving toothpicks or menu handouts on the counter or ...

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Is Your Site Safe From Credit Card “Hacking”?

The recent theft of cardholder data from MILLIONS of customers at Target and Neiman Marcus is raising the awareness of the importance of keeping customer data secure.  Hackers worldwide are doing everything they can to exploit gaps in security and restaurants in particular are seen as ripe targets for attack.  These “breaches” of security can result in big liability for your restaurant with estimates of  $25,000 to $250,000 depending on the amount of data stolen!

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