Data Security

Ensuring Retail Cybersecurity Amid Digital Transformation
July 30, 2020 at 3:10 pm

Technology has transformed both consumer expectations and the shopping experience — and in turn, retailers need to embrace digital transformation or risk being left behind. As retail decides how to reshape itself with technology and data, it’s clear that brands that don’t heed the call to action for digitization will be missing out on serious…

The Link Between Customer Loyalty and Ransomware Attacks
July 13, 2020 at 4:02 pm

Since social distancing and stay-at-home orders were put in place, most major retailers have had to pivot nearly entirely to e-commerce, presenting new opportunities for cybercriminals to disrupt services and steal data. Ransomware attacks have risen by 148 percent since the pandemic started to impact the United States. Every sector is at risk, so it’s especially crucial…

Cyberattacks on Online Retailers: The Top 3 Threats Facing Companies Today
July 1, 2020 at 5:16 pm

Many businesses utilize the internet for revenue, but online retailers are completely dependent on it, making them especially vulnerable to cyberattacks. Since their sites and web applications must be freely accessible to the public (which includes hackers), online retailers must understand the most prevalent security threats in order to secure their web assets and retain…

How to Protect Data Privacy and Build Customer Trust in the Digital World
June 26, 2020 at 2:03 pm

Data privacy is top of mind for retailer information security, compliance and risk management officers. And for good reason. Data breaches and compliance violations can tarnish a retailer’s reputation and lead to steep regulatory fines and costly lawsuits. Target, for example, spent over $200 million on legal fees related to its headline-grabbing 2013 data breach.…

Retail Visibility Gaps: 3 Tips for Effective Risk Management
June 22, 2020 at 7:01 pm

The cybercrime economy is estimated to be worth $1.5 trillion annually, with the number of new security threats soaring at an alarming rate. According to one report, 7.9 billion records were exposed in the first nine months of 2019. This compounds the burden on already stretched IT teams, who are tasked with tackling the daily…

How to Achieve CCPA Compliance by the July 1 Deadline
June 18, 2020 at 7:50 pm

At a time when retailers could do without more stress, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) compliance deadline of July 1 is fast approaching. Up until now, many retailers have put off CCPA compliance. COVID-19 and our remote workforces have made meeting the looming compliance deadline even more challenging. Working through the intricacies of CCPA…

Claire's Suffers Data Breach, Potentially Exposing Payment Data
June 16, 2020 at 4:39 pm

Accessories retailer Claire's experienced a data breach on its e-commerce site beginning in April that compromised customer payment information, reports Bleeping Computer. The company discovered the MageCart attack on Friday, June 12 after it was revealed in a new report by cybersecurity firm Sansec. The attack consisted of hackers injecting malicious JavaScript scripts into various sections of…

Your Brand May Be Compliant, But Are Your Tech Partners?
June 15, 2020 at 7:11 pm

Data privacy remains a hot issue for the retail sector, with more than 70 percent of shoppers in the U.S. worried about how companies use and collect their personal data. After massive data breaches at some of the nation’s largest retailers, today’s retail companies are being held to a higher standard of compliance than ever…

3 Tips to Secure Your Online Payments
June 9, 2020 at 4:27 pm

Overall, e-commerce sales were up 25 percent by the middle of March compared with the start of the month — and they show no sign of slowing down while people navigate the new normal of shopping. That's the good news. The bad news? An increased number of online sales comes with an even greater number of…

Bringing Your Retail Application Security Strategy Up to Par
May 19, 2020 at 12:19 pm

It’s no secret that retail has been in the midst of a massive digital transformation over the past few years, largely driven by emerging software and technology, as shoppers seek out new experiences, increased level of conveniences, and exciting loyalty-based perks and rewards. And due to current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, this has been amplified even…