Data Security

Helping Retailers to Minimize Cyber Risks
November 29, 2022 at 8:53 pm

Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a global collaborative initiative that aims to raise awareness and help organizations to protect their sensitive data from increasing cyberattacks. With retailers beginning to harness a data-driven approach to provide personalized experiences and omnichannel strategies to boost sales, the retail sector has become one of the tempting targets for hackers. Ahead…

Challenges for Retailers When Building Retail Media Networks
November 29, 2022 at 4:24 pm

E-commerce exploded during the pandemic, growing by 50 percent in just a couple years. This incredible growth came hand-in-hand with an increase in retail media networks (RMNs), which help retailers grow their online advertising business and allow brands to put their product ads right in front of online shoppers who may be looking for a…

Tackling Retail Turmoil: How to Preserve Profits in Tumultuous Times
November 21, 2022 at 10:16 am

Times are tough for retailers. The convergence of inflation, squeezed margins, continued supply chain challenges, and cybercrime is changing the playing field. The culmination of these factors has created the perfect storm of complete turmoil for retailers. As retailers try to protect their bottom line, many are turning their attention inward to see how they…

Bed, Bath & Beyond Reviewing Possible Data Breach
October 31, 2022 at 5:08 pm

Bed Bath & Beyond said in a Securities & Exchange Commission filing on Friday that a third party improperly accessed its data this month through a phishing scam by accessing the hard drive and certain shared drives of one of its employees. The big-box retailer said in its filing that it was reviewing the data…

Privacy and Cybersecurity for Retailers in the Metaverse
October 20, 2022 at 10:41 am

Imagine a customer walking into a clothing store. She browses the racks, selects a few items, and asks the sales associate for a dressing room. She walks to the dressing room and tries on the clothes. Then she heads to the counter, pays for some of the items, and leaves. We take for granted —…

How Have Apple’s Changes to Privacy Impacted Your Advertising on Facebook and Instagram?
October 5, 2022 at 9:38 am

Direct-to-consumer (D-to-C) businesses that previously relied heavily on Facebook as an advertising channel are now starting to realize the perils that resulted from privacy policy changes instituted by Apple. These changes have upended the digital advertising strategy for hundreds of thousands of businesses and have forced these companies to find a new path to their…

With Peak Shopping Periods Around the Corner, What’s Your Observability Strategy?
September 6, 2022 at 12:04 pm

Summer is winding down, which means online retailers are once again taking steps to ensure their website operations are sufficiently bulked up to handle the approaching traffic onslaught. They're focusing on scalability, elasticity, and increasingly observability — which is emerging as a hot buzzword lately. Observability is growing in importance given today’s sprawling application and…

How Tuesday Morning Improved Security Without Restricting Business Operations
July 13, 2022 at 5:52 pm

Retailers have long been top targets for cyber adversaries given their data-rich environments. But now, cybersecurity threats have become an even bigger concern. Throughout the pandemic, retailers have doubled down on e-commerce to maintain business continuity and meet growing consumer demands for personalization, speed and choice. This rapid shift means some retailers are processing and…

Mobile App Security is a Challenge for Retailers
July 6, 2022 at 3:18 pm

Mobile commerce has become a critical component of any large retailer's business. After all, U.S. consumers spent $52 billion on mobile commerce during the last two months of 2020 alone. That’s a 55 percent increase over the same period in 2019. With that much money flowing through mobile apps, fraudsters have taken aim at them,…