Is your gas station protected from cybercriminals? Before you answer that question consider this: A report released by Kaspersky Lab earlier this year found that most gas stations are susceptible to remote takeovers. Even if you’ve recently updated your POS systems and gas pumps, you may still be at risk.
Most gas stations and their equipment run on Linux-based operating systems. Many business owners who aren’t tech-savvy assume that Linux is virus-proof, but that isn’t the case. In the report conducted by Kaspersky Lab, a team of researchers took control of gas station cloud infrastructure. After accessing a business’s mainframe, they were able to:
One of the easiest ways to prevent this from happening at your business is to regularly update all of your hardware and software with the most recent security patches. If you’re attending the WPMAEXPO 2020, you should also make an effort to attend the Educational Session titled “Cyber Security Needs to Be An Area of Focus for Your Business.” During this presentation, Patrick Godfrey and Alan Jeppson of Slick Rock Security will provide you with tips, tricks and insights that can protect your business from cybercriminals who would want to do it harm.
For a complete list of WPMAEXPO 2020 Educational Session topics, click here. We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas this coming February.