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BITSIGHT SECURITY RATINGS BLOG

Read about the latest cybersecurity news and get advice on third-party vendor risk management, reporting cybersecurity to the Board, managing cyber risks, benchmarking security performance, and more.

5 Crucial Strategies for Improving Retail Network Security

The retail sector has proven that when top minds put their heads together, they can make real headway against pernicious cyber threats. Case in point: the industry-wide adoption of EMV  chip cards has played a role in reducing...

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3 Surprising Ways Supply Chain Cybersecurity Can Impact Retailers

Retail operations, whether in-store or online, rely on a long chain of connections between third parties. When attackers target one of these third parties, they can wreak havoc on the supply chain, affecting business operations up and down...

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4 Emerging Retail Cybersecurity Threats (and How to Stop Them)

The retail industry has always been a favorite target of cyber criminals. We all remember major data breaches like those that affected Target, TJX, and Home Depot — but the truth is that cybersecurity threats have been a daily concern of...

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Ticketmaster Breach Highlights Retailers' Dependence on Multitude of Service Providers

Early last month, it was disclosed that Ticketmaster suffered a data breach through a third party service provider as part of a payment card hacking campaign; Ticketmaster was just one of hundreds of victims. The threat actor, Magecart,...

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2015 Information Security Predictions Round-up

It's the time of year that every media outlet talks about predictions and resolutions. We've compiled a list of the most interesting and/or relevant information security predictions for 2015 and added a few of our own, courtesy of BitSight...

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Are Third Parties to Blame for Poor Security Performance in the Retail Industry?

Today, we released a new study on retail industry security performance — just in time for the holiday shopping season! Considering all of the retail breaches that occurred over the last 12 months, we wanted to find out if retailers had...

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The Data Breach is Over... let the Phishing Begin!

Last week it was revealed that more than 53 million email addresses were stolen as part of the Home Depot breach discovered last September. Combined with the 76 million email addresses stolen in the JPMC data breach in June, we're talking...

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Months After Target Breach, Retailers Still Leaving Data at Risk

On July 21, 2014, Brian Krebs (once again) broke the news of a potentially major retail breach. Goodwill Industries and its 165 independent agencies across North America appear to be the most recent victims in the seemingly plagued retail...

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Arts and Craftiness: Data Breach at Michaels

I LOVE shopping at Michaels. It allows people of all ages to express themselves. From paint by number kits, to beads and professional grade oils and varnishes, Michael’s sells products that allow us to, as Pablo Picasso said, “wash away...

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