As new estimates predict cyber crime costs will exceed $2 trillion by 2019, many consumers are wary of letting companies handle their personal data. Lack of diligence in the business world has dominated headlines, leading to serious mistrust on the part of consumers. Currently, 68 percent of consumers don’t trust Read More
Tag: data security
The Hacktivist Threat in 2017
Retail organizations are increasingly finding themselves as the target of hacktivist attacks.
By Garett Seivold
If not before, when the President of the United States lobbed Twitter attacks against Nordstrom for merchandising decisions related to his daughter’s fashion line, it became clear: it’s getting extremely difficult for retailers Read More
If not before, when the President of the United States lobbed Twitter attacks against Nordstrom for merchandising decisions related to his daughter’s fashion line, it became clear: it’s getting extremely difficult for retailers to avoid being swept into the polarized political climate. (Now Ivanka Trump has opened her own store Read More
Data security is a task that only the government and business leaders need to worry about, right? Wrong! Yes, corporate data security is very big business, with a spend of $82 billion in 2017 and growing, and major data breaches can be devastating. But data security needs to be personal, Read More
By David Bitton
According to the online technology dictionary Techopedia.com, “data security” is defined as the “protective digital privacy measures that are applied to prevent unauthorized access to computers, databases and websites.” Note the qualifier word, “digital”.
Data security is characterized in the second part of the Techopedia definition as an element of information Read More
Just as online marketplaces made shoplifting worse by providing thieves with an easy avenue to sell their stolen goods, the dark web is raising risk by offering employees a venue for doing the dirty business of selling stolen information. According to a new report, the number of employees who did Read More
While technology has helped to revolutionize the retail industry, the revolution has come with new risks. Internal and external security threats put a company’s data and data systems at risk on a daily basis. As a result, the need to develop an information security policy as part of general operations Read More