By David Kennedy, Diebold, Incorporated
In the face of a record number of large-scale breaches and compromises, network security is more important than ever. Retailers not only face a significant hurdle in ensuring that their organizations are protected, but they also must keep up with the ever-changing hacker community.
Traditionally, security activity focused on hardening the external perimeter, as internally connected systems were considered safe and protected against threats. With internal fraud, social engineering, phishing, and other attack vectors, the retail industry is finding that circumventing even a heavily fortified network is becoming increasingly common.