Iranian Cyber Response Notice

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) has released a notice regarding updates to the Iranian Cyber Threat Profile. You can view the original article online: https://www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/aa20-006a. CISA advises that organizations consider these action items: Adopt a state of heightened awareness. Minimize gaps in personnel coverage, consistently …

Granting secure, PCI compliant remote access to network devices for authorized employees and service providers

Legacy equipment, like DVRs and ATGs, often expose an attack vector to the digital estate of the store, so how do you provide secure remote access to these and other network-connected devices for authorized employees, third-party service providers and business partners? Standards for PCI compliance included …

How to select a Verifone certified Managed Network Service Provider (MNSP) and prepare for outdoor EMV

Verifone’s Enhanced Zone Router (EZR) is reaching its end-of-life and cannot support the ever-evolving cybersecurity threats and outdoor EMV. As a result, Verifone previously announced that new installations should deploy devices with a certified Managed Network Service Provider (MNSP). What is in included Verifone’s MNSP program? …

To MSP or not to MSP

“Restaurants have become common targets via their point-of-sale systems as well as through online and mobile delivery services, with fraudsters aiming to harvest customer credit card information.” – Fast Casual. New digital technologies present enormous opportunities for restaurants looking to elevate their brand and grow their …

Seven Security Questions to ask Your Managed Services Provider

Does your Managed Services Partner have a security mindset? When conducting your due diligence on a managed services provider( MSP) to manage and secure your point-of-sale network, it’s vital that the provider you work with makes their own internal security a priority.  The typical SME retail and …

Five Restaurant Chain Technology Challenges Cloud Management Solves

Restaurants are notoriously difficult to manage. Unlike many other businesses, there are a lot of moving parts in a restaurant and failure at any one of them can cause problems that will reverberate throughout the operation. Managing a chain of restaurants is even more challenging, but …

Multi-Site Retail Network Security Starts with Zero Trust

The steady stream of new cloud-based applications and digital technologies pose challenges in safeguarding your retail locations from future cyberattacks. Small retailers are particularly vulnerable to cyberthreats. According to the 2018 Verizon Data Breach Incident Report (DBIR), 58 percent of data breaches impact small businesses. What …

Ways technology is changing the restaurant industry

Running a multi-site restaurant is not easy, but there are ways to make it simpler. In the restaurant industry, technology can help you achieve your goals of running an efficient business. Yet, technology too must be managed properly. Restaurant payment system Over the past two decades, …

Multi-Site Retail Network Management: DIY vs Managed Network Service Provider

Whether you run IT for a national multi-site retailer, a growing c-store or a quick serve restaurant operator, it seems most of your time is spent attending to network or device issues. It’s not your imagination. It’s getting tougher to make sure your stores’ network is …

Is Your Store Network & POS Secure from Cyberattack?

Data breaches are the new normal. Here’s what it means for your Point of Sale card data and how you can better secure your network from cyber attacks.  Cyber attacks are an ongoing concern for retail IT departments. No matter the size of your operations, data …