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Keeping one step ahead of Black Friday cyber threats

The tail end of the calendar year represents arguably the most important period for retailers and companies working in e-commerce, with a huge amount of yearly profits determined in the penultimate two months of the year. This profit is largely generated through the two biggest online sales events of the year, Black Friday and Cyber […]

ShadowTalk Update – 11.26.2018

With Black Friday kicking off the holiday spending season, Harrison Van Riper, Jamie Collier, and Rafael Amado focus on cyber security threats faced by retailers and online shoppers. Despite increased sales for retailers and bargain opportunities for consumers, Black Friday has had the unintended consequence of emboldening and enabling profit-seeking cybercriminals. The team discuss continuing […]

Black Friday and Cybercrime: Retail’s Frankenstein Monster

With every year that passes, Black Friday seems to morph into a creation its original proponents could not have even envisioned. Not so long ago, it was simply the day following Thanksgiving in the United States (US), when retailers would offer sales and discounts to mark the beginning of the holiday shopping season. Now, Black […]

Another Year Wiser: Key Dates to Look Out For In 2018

Early last year, we published a blog outlining the events of 2017 that were most likely to attract the attention of malicious actors who would present potential risks to your organizations. Unsurprisingly, many of the usual suspects were active at significant points in the year, such as tax deadline day, the German elections, and Black […]