Card skimming is still a major problem, especially in the convenience store industry. Forecourt POS systems are ripe for tampering and with the delay in EMV implementation granted, late-adoption retailers are an even greater target. With other areas of non-EMV-compliance drying up (department stores, supermarkets), thieves look for the 'weakest link' in the security chain- convenience stores.
Data security risks are increasing and not limited to credit card fraud. Thieves are targeting Human Resources and Loyalty programs to extract greater amounts of data; from names, addresses and phone numbers to social security numbers, health records and investment information. In some cases, this information is then ransomed back to the companies themselves- at exorbitant amounts and often without reciprocation.
In today’s environment of heightened data security uncertainty and evolving threats, convenience store retailers need tools dedicated to combat fraud and theft at the corporate and store level. Not only are there things you can do in your stores right now to prevent theft- team training to avoid scams, diligence in pump monitoring, installing address verification on POS and payment terminals, and updating to EMV- but Pinnacle has created an entire suite of security solutions you can use to defend your stores and protect your customers.
Pinnacle completed our annual client conference, Summit 2017, at the end of May with valued Pinnacle clients, respected partners and Pinnacle team members from across the country. This two day event offered valuable Pinnacle solutions and industry knowledge to keep up-to-date on the changes and opportunities within the convenience store and petroleum sectors.
Pinnacle just completed their annual client conference, Summit 2017, where they showcased their new Affiniti Sentry cloud-based software suite and a host of new and enhanced software solutions. With valued Pinnacle clients, respected partners and Pinnacle team members from across the country, this two day event offered valuable Pinnacle solutions and industry knowledge to keep up-to-date on the changes and opportunities within the convenience store and petroleum sectors.
This week, Pinnacle and Worldpay, a leading provider of electronic payment solutions, announced they have jointly completed and certified the integration between the Pinnacle Palm POS™ and Worldpay payment processing host; the combined solution is now compliant with EMV®, the global standard for credit payment cards using chip card technology.
Pinnacle's annual user conference, Summit, just wrapped yesterday and what an amazing event it was! Summit 2017 brought together clients from around the country and valued industry partners across the spectrum- into a group environment that promoted best practices, collaboration and future innovation. See what fun we had!
Pinnacle's annual user conference, Summit, is right around the corner! Summit 2017 promises to be an exciting and informative experience for all involved- bringing together clients from around the country and valued industry partners across the spectrum- into a group environment that promotes best practices, collaboration and future innovation.