Using Attacker Tools to Gain the Upper Hand on ATOs

Account takeover (ATO), is a form of online identity theft where bad actors gain access to a person’s financial, eCommerce, or other accounts and use those accounts to execute fraudulent transactions. ATO continues to be in the forefront of retail CISO interests and concerns. : Depending on the sophistication of the attack, ATO attacks can…

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New Cybersecurity Threat Insights for Retail and Hospitality Companies

Last year, retail and hospitality reported almost 100 indicators of compromise (IoCs) per day. To put that in context, this means that roughly four times every hour, of every day, retail and hospitality companies shared data related to a cyberattack. In all, more than 72,000 IoCs were reported by members during 2018 and 2019. The…

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Modern Solutions for Mitigating Fraud in a Shifting Economic Climate

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, 63% of consumers said they referenced their mobile phones as a resource while shopping in stores1. Today, due to the lack of face-to-face interactions resulting from COVID-19, we’re seeing a rapidly accelerated adoption of eCommerce as a marketplace. The week following the pandemic declaration, eCommerce traffic increased 23% and it’s…

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Managing an Agile Security Operations Program

Building and improving a security operations program is challenging at any company, and even more so when that program was previously only focused on compliance. When Ken Loisch, global director of information security and compliance at Conair Corporation, first started at Conair four years ago, he changed the way the organization viewed security. The program…

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Lessons Learned, New Beginnings

This month, as graduates move the tassel from one side of the cap to the other, I’m reminded of my undergraduate education in history and English at the University of Maryland (go Terps!). I became fascinated by the new beginnings that emerge after devastating tragedies. For example, the bubonic plague – known as the “Black…

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