Simple ways to avoid ransomware attacks on your vending business

June 15, 2021

Industry technology advisor and Tech 2 Success founder John Hickey warns that vending and micro market operators are vulnerable to the same types of cyber attack being reported in the news. Vending businesses have critical information and the ability, in most cases, to pay ransoms between $10,000 and $25,000, he said. Be sure to: (1) update software applications; (2) update firmware on network devices; (3) enable multi-factor authentication everywhere; (4) improve email security and implement MFA; (5) secure Office 365 settings and protect admin accounts; (6) store data in a secure cloud environment and eliminate in office servers; (7) replace outdated firewalls, anything over three years old; and (8) implement a secure offsite backup. Visit for more information.