Ho Ho Hold On to Your Store’s Data

Temporary workers hired to handle extra business at retail stores need to follow appropriate security procedures. But in the holiday rush, background checks and training often go by the wayside.

In an article on the Computerworld website, Jaikumar Vijayan says retailers need to be vigilant and, at the very least, check references.

Bob Russo, general manager of the PCI Security Standards Council, told Vijayan that managers need to “hover” at this time of year. He said retailers should have access controls in place to prevent temporary workers from stealing credit card data and gaining access to other systems.

“You’ve got to hope for the best but plan for the worst,” he said.

The Computerworld article suggests that retailers minimize data compromise by monitoring the use of temporary cash registers and scanners, reviewing log data daily, asking staff to manually review questionable transactions, and implementing “hard” firewall policies.

To read the Computerworld article, please click here:
http://www.computerworld.com/s/article/9141636/Keep_an_eye_on_temps_and_other _holiday_season_security_tips_for_retailers?taxonomyId=17