Retail Data Security Challenges Threaten Vulnerable C-Store Industry

In countless movies, harried convenience store clerks find themselves at the wrong end of an armed robber’s gun. However, while armed robbery continues to pose a significant threat, a more silent digital danger costs the industry millions of dollars. Convenience stores must address retail data security challenges to protect themselves and their customers. Cyber Criminals Love Convenience Stores For cyber criminals, convenience stores represent an attractive target. On the one hand, c-stores collect a huge amount of valuable data. Between in-store purchases and outside fuel pump transactions, a single store processes hundreds, even thousands, of credit cards each day. This…

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Contactless Biometric Credit Cards Combine Next Gen Security with Ease of Use

Worldwide, consumers use over 7 billion credit cards, nearly one card for every infant, child, and adult on the planet. Credit cards have revolutionized how we pay for goods and services. However, they have also proven attractive targets for fraudsters. To retain ease of use while increasing security, the payment industry has recently introduced biometric credit cards. Consumers Embrace Contactless Payments Along with accelerating digital transformation, 2020 highlighted the importance of contactless payment options. Restaurants encourage patrons to look at menus and even order through mobile apps. Stores increasingly refuse to accept cash payments. And consumers hesitate to hand over…

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