1. Never use your ATM or credit card in an unbranded ATM or vending machine. Try to use bank ATM machines or vending machines from larger corporations that will adopt PCI DSS standards more regularly. 2. Never use your ATM or credit card on any device that looks like it has a reader added on top of the normal slot. This is a dead giveaway for a skimmer. This link gives a great example. 3. Never use your ATM or credit card on a device that requires additional information beyond your zip code. Current standards require some machines, gas pumps for example,. request an additional piece of information like a billing code, but if the device asks for even more data, than something is definitely phishy.Finally, if you are a vendor or merchant with devices deployed that accept electronic transactions, now is the time to be considering how you will perform vulnerability management for your systems. Kiosks connected via dial-up links, cellular service, and other networking technologies will not be immune to the new standards.
Morey J. Haber, Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at BeyondTrust
Morey J. Haber is Chief Technology Officer and Chief Information Security Officer at BeyondTrust. He has more than 25 years of IT industry experience and has authored four Apress books: Privileged Attack Vectors (2 Editions), Asset Attack Vectors, and Identity Attack Vectors. In 2018, Bomgar acquired BeyondTrust and retained the BeyondTrust name. He originally joined BeyondTrust in 2012 as a part of the eEye Digital Security acquisition. Morey currently oversees BeyondTrust strategy for privileged access management and remote access solutions. In 2004, he joined eEye as Director of Security Engineering and was responsible for strategic business discussions and vulnerability management architectures in Fortune 500 clients. Prior to eEye, he was Development Manager for Computer Associates, Inc. (CA), responsible for new product beta cycles and named customer accounts. He began his career as Reliability and Maintainability Engineer for a government contractor building flight and training simulators. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.