Cyber crime is causing more chaos than ever, and looms large for business owners as Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach, posing an enormous challenge to their online operations.
Retailers must protect themselves ― and their customers ― by being proactive about spotting scams, limiting the damage, and recovering quickly from any possible attack.
Black Friday kicks off the busiest retail season of the year, a stretch that’s both a major financial boon for retailers ― and a big opportunity for malicious cyber threats to strike. And strike they will. Taken as a whole, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the World Cup for online commerce and cyber criminality!
Online fraud, cyberattacks, and data breaches plague industries around the globe, powered by ever-evolving strategies designed to avoid detection and maximise disruption and payoff. Despite growing cybersecurity vigilance, attacks are on the rise and look like reaching another level during Black Friday and Cyber Monday.
Here are common ― and some less well known ― forms of cyberattacks that retailers must be aware of:
So what steps can small businesses can take as the World Cup of Cybercrime approaches?
The current threat landscape poses extreme risk to every business, no matter the size or vertical. This should force business retailers to embrace a dedication and awareness of relevant protections that can help them fend off a cyber attack.
CSW-IT works closely with a handful of carefully selected security partners that have helped our customers significantly reduce cyber crime. If data security is top of mind heading into the “World Cup” of cyber crime, see below for a host of FREE Security Trials with our most trusted partners, and feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
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