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Penske Eliminates PCI Compliance Risk with Advanced Payment Devices

Posted March 27, 2014

Industry: Transportation & Logistics

Application: Payment Processing & Asset Management

BarcodesInc’s value added services teams deploy, maintain, and service thousands of payment devices for Penske’s nation-wide rental network.

Executive Summary

Penske Truck Rental was looking to eliminate PCI compliance risk within their business and reduce the number of lost or ineffective devices by implementing a revamped hardware and services platform across the 3,300 corporate and agent rental locations. Due to the complexity of the Penske rental network and number of devices deployed, Penske wanted a systematic way to track and manage the devices, as well as deliver repair and spare pool management services. In addition, Penske required a solution provider to develop software which would reduce the need for paper and allow electronic signature capture as well as integrate the terminals with the existing Penske backend systems. BarcodesInc, through coordination with a software provider, was able to deliver the solution and work with Penske as an ongoing value added partner.

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5 Ways To Improve Security In Your Point-of-Sale System

Posted January 2, 2013

Many business owners think that meeting the basic requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) protocols will keep their point-of-sale systems from being hacked. But here’s the truth: hacking into retailer POS systems is a recurring problem worldwide, even for retailers who meet PCI DSS standards.

In just the last couple of years, several high-profile cases have received media coverage:

  • In late 2011, a scheme was discovered that involved hackers from Romania stealing credit card data from hundreds of POS systems, including those from 150 Subway franchises. More than 146,000 cards were compromised, and losses have been estimated at up to $10 million.
  • In September 2012, hackers got into POS systems in 63 Barnes & Noble stores in nine states. The company removed POS card readers from all its stores while the incident was investigated.
  • In December 2012, an Israeli security firm found a strain of malware infecting hundreds of POS systems in 40 countries. By injecting malware into a system’s iexplore.exe file on Windows servers, the malware hijacked data that could be used for cloning credit cards.

Countless other cases of POS “hacking” come from insiders: your employees. Keeping on top of POS security is essential for every business. Here are 5 ways to improve your POS security.

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PCI Compliance Explained!

Posted September 19, 2012

Point-of-Sale businesses are paranoid, with good reason, about protecting sensitive customer and company information. Financial institutions require that any company that stores, processes or transmits credit card information complies with the PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry, Data Security Standards).

Companies that fail to comply are subject to fines, lawsuits, and can even be banned from processing credit cards. Even worse, companies that are breached can find themselves in the news headlines, significantly impacting goodwill with customers, partners and shareholders. Ensuring your POS system and wireless infrastructure are in compliance is crucial.

The objective of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards is to protect cardholder data. The standards are developed and published by the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC), which consists of hundreds of industry participants who have a vested interested in reducing vulnerabilities in the card-processing ecosystem.

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