‘Tis the season for increased cyber attacks

December 17, 2018

Retailers and shoppers have never been more aware of security threats like phishing scams, yet consumers and retailers still fall for enticing emails featuring deals that are too good to be true.

As social media comes to have greater relevance as a shopping option, the sector is starting to see more cyber attacks attempted through that channel. Ultimately, as retailers open more channels through which they can market and sell to consumers, there is a potential of increased security risks.

Likewise, as they continue to adopt new technology in their stores and supply chains though IoT, artificial intelligence, solutions enabling frictionless shopping and other strategies, these migrations also present more devices and more potential entry points to potential attackers.

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