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Mitigating cyber security threats this Cyber Monday

November 25, 2018 / David Higgins

This is the time of year where savvy cyber criminals see an opportunity. Last year, the Carbon Black Threat Analysis Unit reported that organisations saw a 20.5 percent increase in attempted cyber attacks between November and December 2016. This seasonal period is a goldmine for the latest generation of hackers to steal customer credentials as well as being the cause of damage to a retailer’s reputation. With Cyber Monday taking place today, Black Friday last week and festive shopping throughout the coming weeks, this is the first year the National Cyber Security Centre, part of the GCHQ intelligence service, has formally warned consumers about the threat which comes with these discount days – reflecting a significant uptick in the threat to consumers and businesses alike.  In order to beat the competition and incentivise consumers to come in store, many bricks and mortar retailers will increasingly be offering  a digitised ‘retail theatre’ experience....