Author: 
Ericka Chickowski
darkreading.com
Tuesday, December 24, 2013

The breach of cardholder data for 40 million Target customers that's been speculated to have been triggered by attacks against Target's point-of-sale (POS) systems has served as prime example for why security professionals have pushed for improved POS and payment application security in the last few years. And with increased scrutiny expected by the payment card brands on POS and payment application security as a result of more stringent standards written into PCI DSS 3.0 and PA DSS 3.0, Target's breach serves as further reminder for why POS systems need to be on retailers' immediate-term radar, experts say.