POSTED ON July 29, 2021
Cannabis retail data security is critical for the smooth day to day operations of a cannabis store. Losing client data can cripple customer verification systems. Not only does losing data throw a wrench into daily operations, it also lowers client trust. Nobody likes having their personal information and government ID’s leaked onto the internet.
Securing data prevents situations like the MJFreeway hack in early 2017 linked here (and the more recent hack linked here). In this technological world, business owners need to be up to speed with dispensary data security. The days of pen and paper are over.
1. Take regular offline backups of dispensary data
A dispensary’s POS or inventory management solution needs to allow them to make automatic offline data backups on a regular schedule. Backups can reset dispensary data to a previous save point and minimize losses. This ensures that data losses are recoverable, avoiding catastrophic failures that prevent day to day operations.
Budtenders shouldn’t have access to company-wide reports. Discounts and sales history editing must not be available to everyone. Ensure that proper permissions are setup to prevent untrained employees messing with critical store data. A cannabis retail POS or management software provider should always have security rules and locks in place for you to manage employee permissions.
Take the time and ask your POS provider these important questions:
Ask and learn how and when your POS provider accesses your data. It is an immediate red flag if they cannot answer your questions.
Learn more about Greenline’s stance on data privacy here.
Greenline does not monetize customer sales data and can help you keep your data secure while managing sales and inventory effectively. If you are interested in learning more, you can schedule a Greenline demo here.