Point of Sale system architecture and security

To most people, Point of Sale (POS) systems with integrated payment processing are a black box where magic happens.

In this podcast recorded at Black Hat USA 2014, Lucas Zaichkowsky, Enterprise Defense Architect at AccessData, talks about how financial criminals breach hundreds of merchants each year, displaying a better understanding of how these systems operate than the dealer technicians that install and maintain them.

With an understanding of POS architecture, integrated payment processing, and weaknesses in the technology, security professionals can better protect local businesses, major retailers, and developers handling payment card information.