Retail Sector Second-Worst Performer on Application Security

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The retail industry’s cybersecurity preparedness continues to lag behind almost every other sector despite efforts by the major credit card associations to bolster retail security via the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

Third-party risk management firm SecurityScorecard recently analyzed a total of 1,444 domains in the retail industry with an IP footprint of at least 100. Researchers from the firm passively monitored externally facing IPs of the retail domains for a period of about five months to see what vulnerabilities they could find.

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