Digital Transformation In Retail: The Retail Apocalypse

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Much like the hospitality industry , digital transformation in retail has been a huge driver of change. One important fact is getting lost among all of the talk of “the retail apocalypse” and myriad stories about increasingly empty shopping malls: there’s a lot of money to be made in retail. In fact, the retail market was expected to grow by more than 3 percent in 2018 , unemployment is low, and wages are at least stable.

US Media, Retailers Targeted by New SparklingGoblin APT

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The new APT uses an undocumented backdoor to infiltrate the education, retail and government sectors. Government Hacks Malware

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Microsoft Exchange Server Exploits Hit Retail, Government, Education

Dark Reading

Mandiant researchers identify a range of victims affected in attacks targeting newly reported Microsoft Exchange Server vulnerabilities

Retailers increase cyber security spending, but attacks continue to rise

IT Governance

The UK’s biggest retailers are spending more than ever on cyber security but are continuing to see an alarming rise in cyber attacks and data breaches due to the ever-evolving threat landscape, a report has found. According to The British Retail Consortium’s 2019 Retail Crime Survey , large organisations invested £162 million in cyber defences in the 2017­–18 financial year, an increase of 17% on 2017. Are retailers investing wisely? Retail

DPIAs for retail and hospitality 

IT Governance

It’s relevant for everyone, including retail and hospitality. Retail and hospitality organisations will likely need to conduct several to cover all their processes, both new and existing. Common activities for retail and hospitality requiring DPIAs. To give an idea of what activities may require a DPIA in real terms for the retail and hospitality sectors, here is a non-exhaustive list: CCTV.

Sports retail giant Decathlon leaks 123 million customer and employee records

IT Governance

Decathlon, the world’s largest sporting goods retailer, has suffered a massive data breach, affecting 123 million customer and employee records. It contained information from the retailer’s Spanish businesses and potentially its UK stores.

Top 10 Data Governance Trends for 2020: Data’s Real Value Comes Into Focus

erwin

Understanding the data governance trends for the year ahead will give business leaders and data professionals a competitive edge … Happy New Year! Regulatory compliance and data breaches have driven the data governance narrative during the past few years.

The benefits of a flexible operating model in data governance

Collibra

Data governance is the essential foundation for organizations looking to create business value from data. Setting up effective data governance, however, can be quite challenging. What is an operating model in data governance? What needs to be governed? Who governs it?

Retail has a multi-cloud problem…with sensitive data

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

Digital transformation (DX) is fundamentally impacting all aspects of the economy across every industry, and nowhere is this truer than in retail. DX technologies such as cloud, mobile payments, IoT, Big Data and others have fundamentally changed retailers’ business models, not only by opening new channels to reach customers, but also in how they communicate with, serve, and support them. For more key findings, download the 2019 Thales Data Threat Report- Retail Edition.

It’s time to think twice about retail loyalty programs

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

As I was starting to write this blog, yet another retail program data breach occurred, for Marriott’s Starwood loyalty program. What I’d originally planned to write about was a topic that directly applies – why retailers of all stripes are not investing in data security. But none of these reasons rose to the top in retail. Is it that too many retailers have looked around at other retailers with recent breaches, and noticed no shortage of customers?

Digital Transformation in Municipal Government: The Hidden Force Powering Smart Cities

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When you think of real-time, data-driven experiences and modern applications to accomplish tasks faster and easier, your local town or city government probably doesn’t come to mind. But municipal government is starting to embrace digital transformation and therefore data governance. Municipal government has never been an area in which to look for tech innovation. Digital Transformation in Municipal Government: Being “Smart” About It.

Digital Transformation Examples: Three Industries Dominating Digital Transformation

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The following three examples highlight the extent to which digital transformation is reshaping the nature of business and government and how we – as a society – interact with the world. Digital Transformation in Retail. The inherently competitive nature of retail has made the sector a leader in adopting data-driven strategy. From loyalty cards to targeted online ads, retail has always had to adapt to stay relevant. Digital Transformation in Municipal Government.

Credit card gambling ban: government to meet banks and bookies

IT Governance

Wright continued: “The government will not hesitate to act if businesses don’t continue to make progress in this area and do all they can to ensure vulnerable people are protected. IT Governance has been working with gambling operators for over 15 years, providing consultancy and security audit services, as well as PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) support.

Top 10 Data Governance Trends for 2020: Data’s Real Value Comes Into Focus

erwin

Understanding the data governance trends for the year ahead will give business leaders and data professionals a competitive edge … Happy New Year! Regulatory compliance and data breaches have driven the data governance narrative during the past few years.

Top 10 Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Vendors

eSecurity Planet

Governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) software helps businesses manage all of the necessary documentation and processes for ensuring maximum productivity and preparedness. Third-party governance. IT governance and security. Privacy governance and management.

Croatia government agencies targeted with news SilentTrinity malware

Security Affairs

Croatia government agencies have been targeted by unknown hackers with a new piece of malware tracked as SilentTrinity. A mysterious group of hackers carried out a series of cyber attacks against Croatian government agencies, infecting employees with a new piece of malware tracked as SilentTrinity. Between February and April, allegedly state-sponsored hackers have launched a spear-phishing campaign against government agencies.

The Local Business and Government Digital Marketing Dilemma — Top Eight Strategies in Virginia Emerging Into the Post-COVID era 2021

Interactive Information Management

Yes, you may freely use the platform for your own communications purposes — but it’s not a garden walled from publisher-owner influence or governance, at all. Setting aside brick-and-mortar retail for a while more).

Data Governance and Business Transformation

Collibra

Collibra organized a Data Governance and Business Transformation seminar in Paris recently, bringing together data managers from the financial, retail, transportation, and logistics industries. During the seminar, Collibra and Data Citizens presented some findings and current developments regarding digital transformation: Henry Peyret, Principal Analyst for Forrester, proposed an analysis of the role of data governance in the digital transformation of companies.

#ModernDataMasters: Nicola Askham, The Data Governance Coach

Reltio

Nicola Askham is the leading data governance training provider in the UK with over 16 years of experience and research in the field. She delivers training and consulting to major organisations to help them implement full data governance frameworks. Nicola’s powerful methodology breaks down the data governance initiative into logical steps to implement a framework that suits each unique client. ” However, I got into data governance totally by accident.

UK ICO Issues Unprecedented Fine Against Mobile Phone Retailer for Lax Security

Hunton Privacy

On January 8, 2017, the UK Information Commissioner (“ICO”) issued an unprecedented monetary penalty of £400,000 against British mobile phone retailer, The Car Phone Warehouse Limited. The ICO, in its public announcement of the decision, emphasized the importance of the Privacy by Design principle included in the GDPR, which requires companies to ensure that strong IT governance and information security measures are in place, tested and refreshed to comply with the provisions of the law.

Trusted Customer Engagement with Data Governance and Privacy by Design

Informatica

Examples include organizations driving disruptive innovations in retail (Amazon), transportation (Uber), hospitality (Airbnb) and entertainment (Netflix). California has enacted the CaCPA , and in July, the European Commission and the Japanese government published a joint statement on international transfers of personal data. Comprehensive enterprise data governance fuels strategic business initiatives, drives privacy and protection, and supports regulatory compliance efforts.

Retailer Sued over Allegations that Background Check Consent Form Includes Extraneous Information

Hunton Privacy

As reported in the Hunton Employment & Labor Perspectives Blog : On November 2, 2015, a putative class action was filed against retailer Big Lots Stores, Inc. Failure to comply with the FCRA can result in state or federal government enforcement actions, as well as private lawsuits.

Lessons for In-House Counsel from Cybersecurity’s Front Lines

HL Chronicle of Data Protection

Indeed, in just the past few years, a variety of cyber adversaries have attacked financial institutions, social media sites, a movie studio, hospital systems, a peer-to-peer ridesharing company, the Democratic National Committee, hotel chains, city governments, educational institutions, telecommunications and energy utilities, prominent retailers, manufacturers, and even the mobile app of a well-known coffee and donut chain.

Lessons from the Eurostar hack

IT Governance

The post Lessons from the Eurostar hack appeared first on IT Governance Blog. Cyber Security Data Protection EU GDPR PCI DSS Retail data breach TravelLast month, cross-Channel rail service Eurostar discovered that it had suffered a hacking attempt between 15 and 19 October 2018. However, unlike other players in the travel industry that recently suffered breaches, such as BA and Cathay Pacific , Eurostar has emerged relatively unscathed.

Shopping safely over Black Friday and Cyber Monday

IT Governance

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are almost upon us, kickstarting what retailers hope will be a successful trading period. However, retailers offering both a physical and digital presence stand to gain the most, as the omnichannel approach is favoured by 69% of UK-based survey respondents. All organisations that capture, store and use personal data – which online retailers most certainly do – must treat that data appropriately.

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JavaScript keylogger sees Vision Direct’s customer data stolen

IT Governance

The post JavaScript keylogger sees Vision Direct’s customer data stolen appeared first on IT Governance Blog. Breaches and Hacks Cyber Security RetailContact lens supplier Vision Direct has released information about a data breach it suffered earlier this month. Between 12.11am GMT 3rd November 2018 and 12.52pm GMT 8th November, the personal and financial details of some of our customers ordering or updating their information on visionDirect.co.uk

The PCI SSC’s new software security standards – what you need to know

IT Governance

In the interim, all current payment applications will continue to be governed under the PA-DSS programme until the expiry date for those applications is reached. The PCI SSC is the governing organisation responsible for the development, management and awareness of all PCI security standards, including the PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) which exists to decrease payment card fraud across the internet and increase payment card security.

BA data breach: 565,000 customers may have been affected

IT Governance

The post BA data breach: 565,000 customers may have been affected appeared first on IT Governance Blog. BreachReady Cyber Security Data Protection EU GDPR Retail Airport British Airways data breach fines GDPR testIn September, British Airways announced it had suffered a data breach that compromised the personal and financial data of more than 380,000 customers. However, the airline has since admitted that an extra 185,000 people may have been affected. Then and now.

Protect yourself and your customers from formjacking

IT Governance

Online retailers and other organisations using ecommerce functionality must prepare for the threat of formjacking, Symantec has warned , after detecting 3.7 Find out how IT Governance can help meet your penetration testing and vulnerability scanning requirements >> The post Protect yourself and your customers from formjacking appeared first on IT Governance Blog. Cyber Security Retail formjacking

Customers lose confidence – data breaches aren’t just about fines

IT Governance

The post Customers lose confidence – data breaches aren’t just about fines appeared first on IT Governance Blog. Cyber Security Data Protection EU GDPR NIS Regulations PCI DSS Retail Staff Awareness business continuity management data breach Hacking Information security security spendA recent survey by Ping Identity shows that customers move away from brands that have suffered data breaches.

Card Factory allowed customer photos to be exposed publicly

IT Governance

The issue demonstrates how easy it is for retailers to experience cyber security incidents, and how important it is that they are prepared to respond. At IT Governance, we advise all retailers to fully understand the complex cyber security environment they’re operating in, to minimise risks to them and their customers. Cyber Security EU GDPR Retail data breach

Credit card breach at Planet Hollywood’s parent company

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Subscribe to our Weekly Roundup for all the latest cyber security news and advice >> The post Credit card breach at Planet Hollywood’s parent company appeared first on IT Governance Blog. Breaches and Hacks Retail data breachEarl Enterprises, the restaurant giant that owns Planet Hollywood and Buca di Beppo, has disclosed a data breach affecting its payment card systems.

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The time for government blockchain proofs of concept is now

CGI

The time for government blockchain proofs of concept is now. Many government agencies also have been wading deeper into the blockchain waters. As a result, blockchain is relevant to a host of government use cases to improve collaboration, reduce fraud and abuse, speed time to access data and records and improve confidence in transactions. pallavi.m@cgi.com. Tue, 05/15/2018 - 06:29.

PCI SSC warns organisations about growing threat of online skimming

IT Governance

The alert, issued in partnership with the Retail & Hospitality ISAC (information sharing and analysis centre [link] ), highlights a recent increase in malware attacks targeting e-commerce websites to gain payment card data. The PCI SSC and the Retail & Hospitality ISAC highlight the threat of: Plugin vulnerabilities; Brute-force login attempts (aka credential stuffing); Phishing scams and other social engineering techniques; and. PCI DSS Retail

Radisson Rewards programme breached

IT Governance

It Governance’s free webinars cover the GDPR, the PCI DSS, staff awareness and more, helping organisations understand how to become cyber resilient. The post Radisson Rewards programme breached appeared first on IT Governance Blog. Cyber Security Data Protection EU GDPR Retail #BreachReady data breach phishing awareness staff awareness training

FIFA caught hook, line and sinker in phishing attack

IT Governance

Football world-governing body FIFA has admitted that its systems suffered a sustained phishing hack earlier this year. The post FIFA caught hook, line and sinker in phishing attack appeared first on IT Governance Blog. Cyber Security Retail Staff Awareness data breach football phishing phishing attack SportIn March, more than 70 million documents and 3.4 terabytes of data were leaked to the weekly German news magazine Der Spiegel by the founder of the Football Leaks platform.

Keeping customer data secure during the festive season

IT Governance

Although the ONS (Office for National Statistics) reported that retail sales fell to a six-month low in October because of reduced levels of disposable income, Black Friday is predicted to create a £10 billion shopping spree in the UK that will continue until Christmas Eve. We are now in the “golden quarter”, the period that has traditionally ‘made’ the retail year. The post Keeping customer data secure during the festive season appeared first on IT Governance Blog.

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Marriott Starwood hack affects 500 million customers

IT Governance

The post Marriott Starwood hack affects 500 million customers appeared first on IT Governance Blog. Cyber Security Data Protection PCI DSS Retail Breaches and Hacks data breach Hack travel and tourismHotel giant Marriott has confirmed that its Starwood Hotels & Resorts guest reservation database has been hacked by an unauthorised party. Affecting 500 million people, the vast hack has exposed a considerable amount of data including: Names. Phone numbers. Passport numbers.

Major data leak at Cathay Pacific

IT Governance

No organisation that handles personal data can afford to be complacent, and IT Governance urges everyone to understand the risks and be prepared for them to materialise. Take the quiz >> The post Major data leak at Cathay Pacific appeared first on IT Governance Blog. Cyber Security Data Protection EU GDPR Retail Airport data breach data security GDPR TravelHong Kong-based airline Cathay Pacific has announced a major data breach affecting up to 9.4

#ModernDataMasters: Mike Evans, Chief Technology Officer

Reltio

It will be possible to put more emphasis on the people, process and data governance which really make MDM live and breathe.”. We teach that problem solving is at the core of MDM, and how important data governance principles are regardless of the configuration of the underpinning technology.”. Prioritise people, process and governance. For example, twenty or even ten years ago in food retail, focus on item cost was important, a description of the item and not much beyond that!

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