Showing Blog Posts: 1–10 of 17 tagged Retail

  • Holiday Shopping for Cybercriminals: The Value of Digital Identity

    by Heidi Bleau on December 10, 2018

    Consumers have become desensitized to hearing about large-scale data breaches when the news breaks. It has become an almost weekly occurrence to the point of being unable to keep up. On one hand, the constant media cycles have helped to raise awareness among consumers to be more vigilant as it pertains to their personal information. On the other hand, it is likely that most consumers are not…

  • The Christmas Season is Here – and Retail Cyber-Defenses are Lacking

    by Robert Ackerman Jr. on November 29, 2018

    The year’s busiest period for retailing has begun and once again will test the effectiveness of retailing cybersecurity – and just as the World Economic Forum has produced a new report stating North American business executives rank cyber attacks among their top risks. While retailing cybersecurity is improving to some extent, its breadth and quality still has ample room to grow. This means…

  • Best Tool for Protecting Holiday Shoppers' Data: Basic Common Sense

    by Tony Kontzer on November 28, 2018

    When the topics of cybersecurity and Christmas are combined, it's difficult not to think of 2013, when Target was hit by the most notorious of holiday season data breaches. The fact that we still cite a 5-year-old event hints that cybersecurity may have gotten a bit better since then. Somehow, the subsequent holiday seasons have been free of such large-scale breaches, and history suggests that…

  • Sports and Health/Fitness Retailers Find Themselves in the Cyber Security Firing Line

    by Tony Kontzer on July 26, 2018

    As cyber security breaches have become an unavoidable part of doing business in the 21st century, hackers have at times appeared to be working through various categories of companies one at a time. Back in 2013 and 2014, it was big box retailers like Target and Home Depot who started getting the worst of it. In 2015, a report from Websense (since renamed Forcepoint) indicated that financial services…

  • Federal Law Needed to Motivate Retailers and Others to Disclose Breach Details

    by Tony Kontzer on January 31, 2018

    The numbers provide a constant and disturbing reminder: T.J. Maxx, 2006, 94 million credit card numbers Heartland Payment Systems, 2009, 130 million credit card numbers Target, 2013, 40 million credit card numbers Home Depot, 2014, 50 million credit card numbers These are the biggest breaches we know have that have hit the retail industry but they're far from the only ones. In fact, IT security…

  • Bots and Retail: From Bricks to Clicks

    by Dave Lewis on January 24, 2018

    As we step around the smoldering husks of systems from the holiday shopping season and those that were affected by Spectre and Meltdown madness, we can’t help but to look at the road that took us to this point. Of course I’m being somewhat tongue and cheek. Years ago I spent some time working in a record shop. It was a part time job while I took courses in university and worked in a local radio…

  • Keeping Retail Secure in the Digital Age

    by Shimrit Tzur-David on January 16, 2018

    2017 saw some of the most sensational and devastating cyber attacks in history. From the Equifax breach, widely regarded as the most damaging breach of all time, to the WannaCry epidemic that wreaked havoc on British National Health Service hospitals, hackers diversified their tactics and created new tools that ended up devastating whole industries. The question for the average user is: What…

  • Shoring Up Online Retail Security Can Ensure A Merry E-Christmas For All

    by Tony Kontzer on December 20, 2017

    One thing we can all be sure of this holiday season: Lots of Americans are choosing to avoid the insanity in shopping malls by firing up their computers, phones and tablets to take care of their Christmas shopping online instead. Even though a steady flow of large-scale data breaches have hit American companies in recent months (hello, Equifax, Whole Foods and Uber, just to throw out a few…

  • Credential Stuffing Threats Facing the eCommerce Industry This Holiday Season

    by Patrick Sullivan on December 19, 2017

    Forecasts call for double digit growth in eCommerce holiday spending. Much like the Dr. Seuss novel, there is a Grinch lurking this holiday season, trying to ruin this joyous time of year. The Grinch, in this case, is the collection of fraudsters working to perform Account Takeover (ATO) attacks. ATO attacks continue to be a growing threat on the Web, targeting any site with a login protecting…

  • Supply Chain Attacks on Retail – What Happens When Trusted Channels Can’t be Trusted?

    by Netta Schmeidler on December 5, 2017

    The holiday season has officially begun, but for many retailers those visions of dancing sugarplums have given way to nightmares about cyberattacks. The ThreatMetrix Q3 2017 Cybercrime Report predicts that the number of ecommerce attacks in the last quarter of 2017 will be greater than the number of attacks across all industries in the same quarter last year, with more than 50 million attacks…

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