It’s still anybody’s guess just how widespread these types of attack have become. But a report published this week by SecurityScorecard, a provider of cybersecurity rankings, finds that over 90 percent of the retail domains analyzed indicated non-compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) standard. Based on an analysis of 1,444 domains in the retail industry that digital footprints consisting of more than 100 IP addresses, the 2018 SecurityScorecard Retail Cybersecurity Report also notes that in terms of application security the retail sector ranks second to last among all the vertical industries tracked.'Web application attacks are becoming more sophisticated and harder to detect.' ~@mvizard Click To Tweet
Mike Vizard has covered IT for more than 25 years, and has edited or contributed to a number of tech publications including InfoWorld, eWeek, CRN, Baseline, ComputerWorld, TMCNet and Digital Review. He currently blogs for IT Business Edge and contributes to CIOinsight, The Channel Insider, Programmableweb and Slashdot. Mike also blogs about emerging cloud technology for SmarterMSP.