According to a U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) warning issued January 4, 2020, the government is preparing for the potential of Iran-sponsored cyberattacks following the January 3rd airstrike which killed Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani.
Black Friday, Cyber Monday, holiday gifts and New Year's celebrations – these are some of the factors that make November through January the most active online-shopping period of the year.
The retail sector continues to struggle with ever-evolving cyber threats and cyber risk. A survey earlier this year by the global consulting firm BDO found that privacy concerns related to data breaches are considered a top risk by retailers, tying for the No. 1 spot with general economic conditions.