Just this past year, one of the three major credit bureaus, Equifax, endured a security breach that put nearly half the country’s personal and financial information in jeopardy. The fiasco has cost the company millions in legal fees and something that no dollar amount can ever replace: their reputation.
Companies such as Target, Wendy’s, Chipotle, GameStop, and Yahoo have had user accounts, customer identification, and payment card information hacked from their systems. Businesses are no longer just physical places, but virtual ones that can be accessed, and breached, anywhere at any time from multiple devices. [Read More About Getting PCI Compliant]
THE DANGER OF A DATA BREACH
When it comes to security, companies can be a little lenient on the necessary steps to securing their sales systems.