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  • Retailing Another Threat Landscape Story

    by Dan Holden on April 17, 2017

    It’s no secret to anyone that retail has suffered its share of breaches over the last few years. To some, our industry became a cautionary tale, and to others, our headlines underscored the simple truth that a breach can happen to any company. While the fervent media coverage has somewhat died down, a retailer’s day-to-day offense and defense is in continual evolution according to the ebbs and…

  • Businesses Must Secure Customer Data to Ensure Holiday Season Success

    by Nathan Eddy on November 28, 2016

    The holiday season is prime time for the use of credit card skimmers in retail environments. This time of year, the number of transactions increases and the ability of the average retailer to respond to threats is limited due to the amount of activity. Furthermore, most companies are in a change freeze between Thanksgiving and Christmas, slowing the rollout of new or modified security controls. …

  • The Customer Threat

    by Wendy Nather on October 17, 2016

    For Cyber Security Awareness Month, we’re taking a closer look at cybercrime, and what organizations can do about it. To address cybercrime, you need both prevention and detection. That’s an obvious-sounding platitude, and it’s not as helpful as it could be, despite it being true. The biggest problem when it comes to detection is that skilled attackers will look exactly like authorized users. …

  • Dissed by NIST

    by Wendy Nather on August 19, 2016

    In the latest draft of the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology guidance document on authentication and lifecycle management—and isn’t that a mouthful, even if you’re reading silently to yourself?—the authors have come out with the following bombshell: Due to the risk that SMS messages may be intercepted or redirected, implementers of new systems SHOULD carefully consider…

  • Cross-border Is the New Normal

    by Alisdair Faulkner on May 10, 2016

    It's no secret digital consumers increasingly purchase goods and services via cross-border transactions. Digital commerce has essentially created a global economy without borders. In fact, according to Nielsen’s Global Connected Commerce Report, in February 2016, 57 percent of the respondents made a cross-border e-commerce purchase in the past six months. Recognizing this trend, businesses are…

  • Peers Explore Retail Cybersecurity, Metrics and Fraud Prevention

    by RSAC Contributor on May 4, 2016

    By Steve Winterfeld, Director of Cybersecurity, Nordstrom The session Integrating Retail Cybersecurity, Loss Prevention, Risk, Fraud and Privacy had a very engaged team. We had active participation from Fortune 10 retailers, major banks, the health industry and vendors. Our discussion focused on what companies are doing to integrate functions including cybersecurity, loss prevention, risk, fraud, …

  • Protecting Against the Top Mobile Security Threats in 2016

    by Alisdair Faulkner on February 10, 2016

    By the end of 2016 there will be an estimated 6.4 billion connected devices—a 30 percent increase over 2015—as mobile continues to become the channel-of-choice for everything from online banking to e-commerce. This mobile proliferation is attracting cybercriminals too, and they use stolen identities and compromised devices from major data breaches for advantageous financial gain. Given the…

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