Retail

Explosion in E-Commerce Shines a Spotlight on Vulnerability Management in Retail

The retail sector has its own unique cybersecurity risks, especially given the growing emphasis on online commerce. The trend toward purchasing goods and services on the internet has been going on for years. But the volume of e-commerce has seen a sharp increase since the beginning of the pandemic, when many physical stores were forced to lock down or consumers simply opted to buy online rather than visiting brick-and-mortar locations.

5 holiday Cybersecurity tips retailers need this year

Retailers around the world are preparing for a chaotic holiday season. Supply chain disruptions are causing issues, and the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is something retailers need to keep in mind, especially when operating a brick-and-mortar location. Another pressing issue that retailers of all sizes need to address before the peak of the holiday season is the risk of facing a cybersecurity crisis.

How to Unwrap Digital Identity for a Happy Holiday Season in Retail

For many of us, the holiday season can be both a joyous and stressful experience. Delivering delightful experiences to our families, friends, and customers is inextricably linked with our ability to manage our time and our growing to-do list. Retailers operating in today’s hyper-competitive market are facing similar challenges.

The Growing Cybersecurity Risks to Retail Organizations

November and December can be particularly stressful for retail organizations—and not just because of the holiday madness. As the volume of transactions ramps up during the holiday season, IT teams must be on high alert for threats buried in a sea of routine activity. But given the exponential growth of ecommerce, they also need to stave off cyber threats.

Why retailers must adopt a Zero Trust approach during this holiday season

The pandemic accelerated a trend that was already gaining increased traction: the preference for shopping online. The last eighteen months have brought a surge to the eCommerce industry, with consumers of all ages learning how to order items online. Competition has never been fiercer for online retailers, which means it’s not just quality products and customer service that companies must focus on.

Four Industries That Will Be Disrupted by AI in 2021

With the never-ending potential of technology to disrupt everyday processes, more and more industries are deciding to adapt to one exciting area of innovation today: artificial intelligence (AI). In fact, Global Industry Analysts Inc. predicts that AI will be worth 164.03 billion GBP by 2026, and here, we look at four industries set to be disrupted by AI. Since the healthcare sector collects and greatly depends on personal data from their patients, AI will play a crucial role in data management.

Why Digital Risk Protection on Social Media is a Must For Online Retailers

Updated as of June 7th 2021 It's an excellent time to be an online retailer. In 2021, over 230 million Americans will be shopping digitally, positioning the United States as one of the leading e-commerce markets. Social platforms are highly influential with millennials, teens, and Gen Z consumers; 50 percent of college students have purchased on Instagram, and 48% of U.S. internet users aged 18 to 34 years have purchased through social media this year.

New SMS Phishing Campaigns Target Retail Customers

SMS-based phishing attacks are nothing new. They’ve been around in one form or another since the technology became mainstream in the mid-90s, and more so since the introduction of smartphones a decade and a half ago. However, in their latest incarnation, AKA Smishing, such attacks are progressively executed on a scale never seen before. In the last couple of months, Cyberint has seen an increase of SMS phishing attacks targeting the customers of retail companies.

Retailers Beware, Fraudulent Account Creation with Virtual Phone Numbers

In the last couple of decades, the retail industry has seen dramatic changes, both on the business and on the consumer side. Perhaps the most notable one is buyers’ ever-increasing shift from physical “brick-and-mortar” retailers to online e-commerce platforms. Unfortunately, this has also been accompanied by more and more fraudulent activities, which in turn required for more digital checks and balances.

What our attack surface study says about top retail applications

Retail and ecommerce web applications are big targets for hackers. Attack surface assessment is important to help build a complete risk profile of web applications and combat opportunistic hackers looking for vulnerabilities to exploit. Here’s how the biggest online retailers fare against the most common application attack vectors