Your Restaurant Cybersecurity Plan: The PLATE Framework

Taking the steps to prepare for, repond to, and recover from restaurant cyber attacks.

All it takes is the swipe of a card.

Even some of the biggest restaurant chains in the country have been the reported victims of credit card hacks. So what can you do to prevent a similar crisis in your restaurant?

At Toast, we developed the PLATE Framework for restaurant cybersecurity. Combining resources from government, technology, and security council standards, it is designed to secure your restaurant's sensitive data.

By understanding how to perceive threats, limit risks, attribute the source of attacks, take action, and evolve from experience, the information of your restaurant and its customers will be more secure.

Get to know the five functions of the PLATE Framework.

  • Perceive
    Identify the risks that could affect your restaurant cybersecurity

  • Limit Risk
    Implement secure restaurant technology to limit the risk of a hack.

  • Attribute
    Detect the source of a hack or attack as soon as it happens.

  • Take Action
    React to the situation according to the planning you have done.

  • Evolve
    Understand what went wrong and work towards avoiding this again.