lunes, 18 de febrero de 2013

Retail Back in the Crosshairs for Cyber Criminals

The retail sector saw a significant increase in cyber-attacks over the past 12 months with the average time it took to detect an attack rising to a worrying 210 days.

According to security company Trustwave, which has just publiched its 2013 Global Security Report, the retail space saw an 15 percent increase in attacks during 2012, which was matched by a 17 percent drop in the breaches of food and beverage companies, which occupied the number two spot.
According to the report it took on average five weeks longer to spot a cyber-attack in 2012 than it did in 2011, indicating that cyber-criminals are becoming more sophisticated in their attack methods while security vendors, individuals and enterprises are failing to keep pace with the developments in this area. 
 The research is based on 450 investigations carried out by Trustwave during 2012, along with 2,500 penetration test the company carried out for companies around the world.




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