You can’t ignore data-breach news. In 2014, alone, there were 783 recorded data breaches involving more than 80 million consumer records. Large and small corporations, alike, fell victim to fraudsters who infiltrated merchant systems and stole clear-text cardholder data.
And while EMV standards and chip-enhanced payment cards can authenticate consumers and cards, they are not the whole solution. Stronger still is a fully rounded payment-security strategy that also includes point-to-point encryption (P2PE) and tokenization.
In October 2014, the National Restaurant Association responded to the President’s Executive Order outlining payment security measures (“Improving the Security of Consumer Financial Transactions”):
“We are pleased the Administration is taking the step to push for more robust payment technologies such as chip and PIN, which have been used in other parts of the world for some time,” said Scott DeFife, Executive Vice President, Policy and Government Affairs, National Restaurant Association. “It is critical that the nation makes progress in implementing better technologies and security practices as we address the unprecedented level of attacks on consumer and business data.”
On April 22nd at 2 pm, Bluefin, in conjunction with Nation’s Restaurant News, will host a webinar on the key technologies foodservice companies can adopt to enhance payment-card security.
Attendees will learn about:
- Where breaches are happening and the facts about cost
- The current state of point-of-sale (POS) system payment security
- The shift to EMV and what it means for restaurants
- The role of P2PE and tokenization in POS protection
- How to implement security technologies
The webinar is free to all attendees. Please join us!