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11/19/2018
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7 Holiday Security Tips for Retailers

It's the most wonderful time of the year - and hackers are ready to pounce. Here's how to prevent them from wreaking holiday havoc.
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Black Friday and Cyber Monday are at hand, which means retailers have been working extra hard behind the scenes to ensure their websites and security-savvy customers are well-protected from the cyber Grinches.

Indeed, 50% of 2,011 US consumers recently surveyed by Sophos said they are very concerned about getting hacked and would not buy from a retailer that has been in the news for not protecting personal information either online or in-store. Another 32% said they are somewhat concerned and would consider an alternative company to buy from instead.

"First and foremost, retailers have to help their customers not become victims," says Chet Wisnieswki, principal research scientist at Sophos. "They have to understand that there are criminals out there trying to impersonate their company."

What can retailers do to keep their customers and themselves safe this holiday season? For the answers, we turned to Wisniewski, along with Russell Schrader, executive director of the National Cyber Security Alliance, and Adam Isles, a principal at The Chertoff Group.

 

Steve Zurier has more than 30 years of journalism and publishing experience, most of the last 24 of which were spent covering networking and security technology. Steve is based in Columbia, Md.
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12/22/2018 | 12:53:41 AM
Brand versus no brand
I don't know why people would go to a website that wasn't guaranteed to be a legitimate one, even over the holiday periods. I mean, I can get cheap China knock-offs, but if things are already on sale at a reputable branded place, that's what getting a good deal is about right?
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12/27/2018 | 9:14:02 AM
Security lax
It is important to note that if we have not been hit before by online attacks, that does not mean that we will never get hit. It is important to still implement these security tips and guidelines if we want our business to prevail even after the holidays. It might just be too late if we think that we are safe and there is no lax in our systems.
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