Magazine Article | February 18, 2014

5 Lessons Every Business Can Learn From The Target Breach

Source: Innovative Retail Technologies

March 2014 Integrated Solutions For Retailers

By Jim Maloney, chief information security officer, Mercury Payment Systems

With credit card data security such a hot topic these days, now is a good time to make sure your systems are protected.

For retailers, there are few things more threatening than a security breach. Knowing that large retailers with sophisticated security controls, like Target, are vulnerable does not put those fears to rest.

As new details emerge about the Target breach, there are lessons for retailers to help them prevent a similar breach. In the case of the Target data breach, malware was installed on POS systems that collected card and personal data when customers’ cards were swiped.