Magazine Article | March 21, 2014

Make Data And Device Security Top Priorities In Mobile POS Deployments

Source: Innovative Retail Technologies

April 2014 Integrated Solutions For Retailers

By Adam Blair, contributing editor

Mobile POS solutions offer convenience and flexibility, but they require a comprehensive, multilayered loss prevention strategy encompassing their placement, usage, and data network vulnerabilities.

Recent high-profile data breaches have brought POS security into the spotlight once again. For increasingly popular mobile POS solutions, retailers need to protect not just customer and transaction data but also the devices themselves, according to Direct Source President Brad Fick. Another challenge for retailers is keeping up with rapidly changing mobile technology, but options like Hardware as a Service provide access to the latest devices while keeping costs in check.