There’s something uniquely gratifying about a shopping bag full of new goods or a big brown box waiting on the porch. The American love affair with shopping is legendary. Whether it’s downtown, at the mall or online, we’re always looking for a deal, the latest and greatest, or something stylish.
One of the biggest problems facing retailers is that criminals have become adept at cloaking their attacks. Perimeter security – firewalls, malware sandboxes and intrusion prevention – is no longer enough to deter or catch determined hackers. Attackers can get past defenses by mimicking benign traffic. But inside the network, they must behave in certain ways to carry out their crime. While these patterns of activity are often successful, they also represent an attacker’s key weakness.