Half Of US Retailers Have Seen A Data Breach This Year

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Following research from Thales eSecurity that has revealed that 50 per cent of US retailers have experienced a breach in 2018, up from 19 per cent last year, Ross Rustici, Senior Director of Intelligence Services at Cybereason, explains why this increase has occurred.

Ross Rustici, Senior Director of Intelligence Services at Cybereason:

“This jump is most likely a result of two district trends. First, more retailers are rapidly expanding their use of IT to support their business which creates new risk that is a relative unknown to the organization. Second, last year was underreported. As these companies move to more comprehensive data and IT systems, the technical knowledge within the company and the security capabilities generally increase along with it. This allows the companies to gain greater visibility into their environments and catch activity that has always been there. This is likely a case of a spike in new detections not a spike in new activity.”

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