Security Trends in the Retail Industry

January 21, 2016 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EST

In 2014, significant threats and massive breaches made front-page news on a regular basis, and those that hit retailers seemed to be the ones that jumped to mind first. This may have been due, in part, to a sizable uptick in the number of cyber attacks against US retailers versus the prior year. In 2015 however, the cybercrime focus has shifted to online retailers and smaller businesses. With large retailers tightening security controls and safer chip cards coming into use, hackers are turning their sights to online transactions and smaller retail targets to capture consumer credit card data.

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View our on-demand webinar to hear Nick Bradley, Practice Leader of the Threat Research Group at IBM Security, and Michelle Alvarez, Threat Researcher and Editor for IBM Managed Security Services, discuss findings from two recently-published reports on the threat landscape in the retail industry: IBM 2015 Cyber Security Intelligence Index for Retail, and Security trends in the retail industry, an IBM X-Force Research Managed Security Services report. This webinar will cover:

  • An overview of security events, attacks, and incidents in the retail industry
  • Attack trends over Black Friday-Cyber Monday, including 2015 data
  • Who the attackers are, where the attacks are happening and what types of attacks are most commonly used
  • The number of records compromised, and where the weak points are in retailer networks
  • How cyber criminals are responding to the introduction of chip cards


Nick Bradley
Practice Lead, Threat Research Group
IBM Security