Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Don’t Ignore These Holiday Security Issues



In the lead-up to this year’s holiday season, retailers across the country are already making important preparations in the hopes of increasing sales, improving customer service, and preventing data breaches. This last concern carries with it a heavy price tag; according to a survey from the Ponemon Institute, the average cost of holiday season cyber attacks is $8,000 per minute or nearly half-a-million dollars per hour. 

In addition to the high monetary cost for retailers, these types of breaches also impact a significant amount of individual customers by exposing sensitive information. For example, between May 2013 and January 2014, Michaels suffered a data breach that compromised the information of potentially 2.6 million payment cards....  

With this and other past breaches in mind, here are four security issues that retailers should be aware of in anticipation of the upcoming holiday shopping season...

Read the entire article courtesy of Chain Store Age