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Understanding Your Risk - Make Your Data Useless to Criminals

Sep 30, 2019 3:58:35 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in PCI, EMV, POS Anchorage, PCI Security Council, Trusted Business Partner, Card Data, Secure Payments, customer data

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Here is the last in the series from the PCI Council's -  How to Protect Your Business With These Security Basics.

Security risks are everywhere these days - everyone up and down the chain is affected.  At Skurla's Point of Sale Solutions, we take security very seriously - and wanted to share some resources from the PCI Security Council.  

This month's topic:  Understanding Your Risk - Make Your Data Useless to Criminals

According to the Council:  

"The best way to keep it (your data) safe is to make it useless even if it’s stolen by hiding it, and removing it altogether when it’s not needed. While this can be more complex to put in place, in the long run, it can make security much easier to manage.  While protecting your customer's data can seem overwhelming, below are some basic recommendations that every business should follow."

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Who Knew Printers Were So Smart???

Aug 28, 2019 11:04:00 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Big Data, Epson Printer

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Understanding Your Risk - Protect Your Business From the Internet - Please Read!

Aug 26, 2019 12:36:27 PM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in PCI, EMV, POS Anchorage, PCI Security Council, Trusted Business Partner, Card Data, Secure Payments, customer data

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Here is the next in the series from the PCI Council's -  How to Protect Your Business With These Security Basics.

Security risks are everywhere these days - everyone up and down the chain is affected.  At Skurla's Point of Sale Solutions, we take security very seriously - and wanted to share some resources from the PCI Security Council.  

This month's topic:  Understanding Your Risk - Protect Your Business from the Internet

Oh yes, the Internet - for business owners, it is often a double-edged sword.

According to the Council:

"The Internet is the main highway used by data thieves to attack and steal your
customers’ card data. For this reason, if your business is on the Internet, anything you use for card payments needs extra protection."

While protecting your customer's data can seem overwhelming, below are some basic recommendations that every business should follow.

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Understanding Your Risk - Use Secure Payment Terminals and Solutions

Jul 23, 2019 11:28:25 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in PCI, EMV, POS Anchorage, PCI Security Council, Trusted Business Partner, Card Data, Secure Payments

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Here is the next in the series from the PCI Council's -  How to Protect Your Business With These Security Basics.

Security risks are everywhere these days - everyone up and down the chain is affected.  At Skurla's Point of Sale Solutions, we take security very seriously - and wanted to share some resources from the PCI Security Council.  

This month's topic:  Understanding Your Risk - Use Secure Payment Terminals and Solutions

According to the Council:

"A sure way to better protect your business is to use secure payment solutions and trained professionals to help you."

"Your customers enter their personal identification numbers (PINs) for their payment cards into your payment terminal or PIN entry device. It is important to use secure devices to protect your customers’ PIN data."

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Aurora 2.0 is Launching Next Month!

Jul 23, 2019 10:45:15 AM / by Thomas Greenman posted in grocery point of sale alaska, Alaska Grocery System, Aurora Alaska Tough Point of Sale, Aurora, Auto-Star

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AURORA 2.0 is launching next month / Auto-Star partnership is official!

We are excited to announce that our partnership with new software vendor, Auto-Star, is now official! This new partnership allows us to bring our AURORA Point of Sale into a new era of features, reliability and ease of use.  We will be officially launching AURORA 2.0 next month, and we can’t wait to show you what this powerful grocery point of sale can do for your store.

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Hub of the Yukon

Jul 23, 2019 9:06:01 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in Alaska Grocery System, Aurora Alaska Tough Point of Sale

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If you live in Galena, located on the north end of the Yukon River, the nearest big supermarket is in Fairbanks, 280 miles away and only accessible by air. The 484 residents there are grateful to have Sweetsir’s Store in town. The grocery and general-merchandise shop has served Galena and its many surrounding villages for decades.

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Understanding Your Risk - Scan for Vulnerabilities and Fix Issues

Jun 19, 2019 10:48:22 AM / by Lynn Skurla Perkins posted in PCI, POS Anchorage, PCI Security Council, Trusted Business Partner, Card Data, PCI Scan

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Here is the next in the series from the PCI Council's -  How to Protect Your Business With These Security Basics.

Security risks are everywhere these days - everyone up and down the chain is affected.  At Skurla's Point of Sale Solutions, we take security very seriously - and wanted to share some resources from the PCI Security Council.  

This month's topic:  Understanding Your Risk - Scan for Vulnerabilities and Fix Issues

According to the Council:

"New vulnerabilities, security holes, and bugs are being discovered daily. It’s vital to have your Internet-facing systems tested regularly to identify these new risks and address them as soon
as possible. Your Internet facing systems (like many payment systems) are the most
vulnerable because they can be easily exploited by criminals, allowing them to sneak into
your systems."

And, if you are processing through one of our preferred processors, Skurla's will assist you with your scan.  It's easy and saves you money - because if you don't complete your scans, your Merchant Service Provider may start charging you non-compliance fees.

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Breaking News!  Aurora 2.0 is Coming!

Jun 3, 2019 2:11:25 PM / by Thomas Greenman posted in grocery point of sale anchorage, Aurora Alaska Tough Point of Sale, Retail POS, eWIC

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Break out your sunglasses because the Northern Lights are shining on our upcoming release of Aurora 2.0!

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