An Analysis of Point of Sale Systems Physical Configurations and Security Measures in Zimbabwean SMEs

Kundai Oliver Shadwell Sai


This paper undertook to establish the correlation between the Point of Sale configurations (setup) employed by Small and Medium Enterprises and the security controls and measures implemented for the prevention and detection of possible security threats. Quantitative data was collected from 30 Small and Medium Enterprises in the retail sector using a self-administered questionnaire. The participants were selected using purposive sampling. The data was analysed using descriptive statistics and the Chi square test was used to test for correlation between the variables. The research showed that only three of the recommended security measures for Small and Medium Enterprises are directly affected by the Point of Sale configuration in use and these are: Password Policy; Physical Security and Antivirus.


Configuration; Point of Sale; POS; Security Measures; Setup; SMEs

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