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. In this case, it looks as though the attackers had been on the Starwood network for somewhere around three years, mining out their reservations database (keep in mind that Marriott only acquired Starwood in 2016 ). 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.

MY TAKE: Can ‘Network Traffic Analysis’ cure the security ills of digital transformation?

The Last Watchdog

If digital transformation, or DX , is to reach its full potential, there must be a security breakthrough that goes beyond legacy defenses to address the myriad new ways threat actors can insinuate themselves into complex digital systems. NTA refers to using advanced data mining and security analytics techniques to detect and investigate malicious activity in traffic moving between each device and on every critical system in a company network.

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Security Affairs newsletter Round 181 – News of the week

Security Affairs

The best news of the week with Security Affairs. Magecart cybercrime group stole customers credit cards from Newegg electronics retailer. Ngrok Mining Botnet. Security Affairs – Newsletter ). The post Security Affairs newsletter Round 181 – News of the week appeared first on Security Affairs. Breaking News Cyber Crime Data Breach Hacking Intelligence Malware malware Newsletter Pierluigi Paganini Security Affairs

Aussie Telcos are Failing at Some Fundamental Security Basics

Troy Hunt

Recently, I've witnessed a couple of incidents which have caused me to question some pretty fundamental security basics with our local Aussie telcos, specifically Telstra and Optus. This screen faces out into the retail store with people constantly wandering past it only a couple of meters away, well within the distance required to observe the contents off it. Alarmingly, this is not unprecedented and I've been blocked before myself for reporting a security incident.

Steelcase office furniture giant hit by Ryuk ransomware attack

Security Affairs

Steelcase is a US-based furniture company that produces office furniture, architectural and technology products for office environments and the education, health care and retail industries.

Prometei botnet is targeting ProxyLogon Microsoft Exchange flaws

Security Affairs

The crypto-mining has a modular structure and employes multiple techniques to infect systems and evade detection. Prometei has been observed to be active in systems across a variety of industries, including: Finance, Insurance, Retail, Manufacturing, Utilities, Travel, and Construction.”

Q&A: Why SOAR startup Syncurity is bringing a ‘case-management’ approach to threat detection

The Last Watchdog

There’s a frantic scramble going on among those responsible for network security at organizations across all sectors. Enterprises have dumped small fortunes into stocking their SOCs (security operations centers) with the best firewalls, anti-malware suites, intrusion detection, data loss prevention and sandbox detonators money can buy. Enter SOAR, the acronym for “security operations, analytics and reporting.”

Oracle critical patch advisory addresses 284 flaws, 33 critical

Security Affairs

The flaw also affected the Financial Services Analytical Applications Infrastructure, the Fusion Middleware MapViewer, and four three Oracle Retail components. The critical patch advisory for 2019 also fixed the CVE-2018-11776 vulnerability in the OCA’s Communications Policy Management Component, this issue was exploited in 2018 by threat actors to mine cryptocurrency. The post Oracle critical patch advisory addresses 284 flaws, 33 critical appeared first on Security Affairs.

MY TAKE: Why Satya Nadella is wise to align with privacy advocates on regulating facial recognition

The Last Watchdog

Now facial recognition appears to be on the verge of blossoming commercially, with security use-cases paving the way. And their grander vision is to help establish a nationwide biometric database in which a hybrid facial ID/fingerprint can be used for things such as fraud-proofing retail transactions, or, say, taking a self-driving vehicle for a spin. Their use for security access in other public settings, such as schools and workplaces, appear to be part of a natural progression.

How to Take Your Business to The Next Level with Data Intelligence

erwin

With tools such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Data Mining, businesses and organizations can collate and analyze large amounts of data reliably and more efficiently. Retail. Blockchain enables more secure and complex transaction record-keeping for businesses.

Don’t Follow the Money; Follow the Customer!

Bill Schmarzo - Dell EMC

eBay: One of the world’s most valuable retailer has no inventory. Where Amazon plans to take the grocery industry (as well as the entire retail industry) starts with their mission statement: Traditional Grocer : “Our goal is to be the first choice for those customers who have the opportunity to shop locally”. 80% of customers want a personalized experience from their retailer. 2] “ Retail: How to Keep it Personal & Take Care of Privacy ”.

Cognitive Agents to Improve User Experience

Perficient Data & Analytics

And it includes self-learning systems that leverage data mining, pattern recognition, and natural language processing (NLP) to mimic patterns of the human brain. This technology can also improve data security, customer and employee experience, and visibility over business processes. Others have also seen benefits by combining cognitive agents with internal processes to do things like speed up on-boarding processes and reduce security concerns and errors. .

Attacks against machine learning — an overview

Elie

A very recent example of such behavior is the rise of abusing cloud services such as Google Cloud to mine cryptocurrencies in response to the surge of bitcoin price late 2017. skyrocketed past $10,000, we saw a surge of new attacks that attempted to steal Google cloud compute resources to mine. bought from very few retailers—created a host of anomalies that were detected by the lottery organization.

Attacks against machine learning — an overview

Elie

A very recent example of such behavior is the rise of abusing cloud services such as Google Cloud to mine cryptocurrencies in response to the surge of bitcoin price late 2017. skyrocketed past $10,000, we saw a surge of new attacks that attempted to steal Google cloud compute resources to mine. bought from very few retailers—created a host of anomalies that were detected by the lottery organization.

Top GRC Tools & Software for 2021

eSecurity Planet

It includes multi-disciplinary risk and compliance management solutions and tools, including: IT & security risk management. LogicManager’s GRC solution has specific use cases across financial services, education, government, healthcare, retail, and technology industries, among others.

Top 10 Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) Vendors

eSecurity Planet

It includes multi-disciplinary risk and compliance management solutions and tools, including: IT & security risk management. LogicManager’s GRC solution has specific use cases across financial services, education, government, healthcare, retail, and technology industries, among others.

Don’t Follow the Money; Follow the Customer!

Bill Schmarzo - Dell EMC

eBay: One of the world’s most valuable retailer has no inventory. Where Amazon plans to take the grocery industry (as well as the entire retail industry) starts with their mission statement: Traditional Grocer : “Our goal is to be the first choice for those customers who have the opportunity to shop locally”. 80% of customers want a personalized experience from their retailer. 2] “ Retail: How to Keep it Personal & Take Care of Privacy ”.

Federal Agency Data is Under Siege

Thales Cloud Protection & Licensing

With more than 65,000 employees in 56 countries, Thales is a global leader in technology solutions for the aerospace, transport, defence and security markets. Its unique capabilities include the design and deployment of equipment, systems and services to meet complex security requirements. Amy Saunders spoke with Nick Jovanovic, VP Federal of Thales eSecurity Federal (a division of Thales Defense & Security, Inc.), What steps need to be taken to ensure data security?

Utilities Digital Journey Insights (Part 3): Data, the new “digital capital” - Going beyond the hype of advanced analytics and AI

CGI

For utilities, these are green field areas, and clients frequently ask me how CGI provides data support to more advanced industries like retail banking and telecoms. There is an equally strong focus on optimizing operations, for both retailers grappling with shrinking margins and grid operators urged to “sweat” their assets. For robotic process automation (RPA), utilities are trailing 20 percentage points behind retail banking for the stages of “implementing” or “already done.”.

After the Token Act: A New Data Economy Driven By Small Business Entrepreneurship

John Battelle's Searchblog

Since moving to the area from California, she’s noticed two puzzling trends: First, a dearth of interesting mid- to high-end dinner spots walking distance from her new place, and second, what appears to be higher-than-average vacancy rates for the retail storefronts in the same general area. It appears to be a buyer’s market for retail restaurant space in Chelsea. The site reconstructs around her answer, showing suggested data repositories she might mine.

The Hacker Mind Podcast: Hacking Healthcare

ForAllSecure

Microsoft, for example, stopped patching Windows XP for security vulnerabilities in 2014. I’m Robert Vamosi and this episode about best practices in information security, and how critical life services, in particular, remain at risk today -- in the middle of a global pandemic.

The Hacker Mind Podcast: Hacking Healthcare

ForAllSecure

Microsoft, for example, stopped patching Windows XP for security vulnerabilities in 2014. I’m Robert Vamosi and this episode about best practices in information security, and how critical life services, in particular, remain at risk today -- in the middle of a global pandemic.

List of data breaches and cyber attacks in August 2019 – 114.6 million records leaked

IT Governance

Internet hosting provider Hostinger resets users’ passwords after security breach (14 million). French police ‘neutralize’ Monero mining virus as it spreads worldwide (850,000). Online clothing retailer Poshmark confirms data breach (unknown). Indian Army detects cyber security breach in Northern Command officer’s computer (unknown). Imperva discloses security incident impacting Cloud firewall users (unknown).