Netwrix recommends best practices for retailers to maintain security during holiday shopping season
Irvine, CA, November 25, 2014
The Target security breach last year compromised approximately 40 million credit and debit card accounts. This ultimately caused the resignation of Target’s CIO and two months later Target’s CEO had to leave the company. This was one of the largest in the wave of massive breaches hitting retail and restaurant chains which also included The Home Depot and Dairy Queen. These security incidents have resulted in costly fines and extensive damages to brand reputations, forcing the IT community to focus closer attention to sensitive data security.
As the holiday sales season approaches, Netwrix, the #1 provider of change and configuration auditing software, outlines the key steps retail companies should take to ensure that customers’ sensitive data is protected:
"During the holiday season, especially Black Friday, retailers become the main target for security attacks that can compromise the personal and financial information of millions of people. It is always important to stay one jump ahead of cyber thieves and ensure that sensitive data is well-protected," said Michael Fimin, CEO and co-founder of Netwrix. "Having complete visibility across the entire IT infrastructure can help to understand what is happening in your IT systems and mitigate risks of insider threats. And, in case security breach occurs, complete visibility will allow you to quickly detect violation and simplify root-cause analysis."
Netwrix Corporation, the #1 provider of change and configuration auditing solutions, delivers complete visibility into who did what, when and where across the entire IT infrastructure. This streamlines compliance, strengthens security, and simplifies root cause analysis. Founded in 2006, Netwrix is ranked in the Inc. 5000 list and Deloitte Technology Fast 500 list. Netwrix software is used by 160,000 users worldwide.
E.S. Jones Public Relations
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