Data Breaches & Retail
A Guide for Retail Business Owners

Chapter 1: Which Retailers Are Most Vulnerable to Data Breaches?

Which Retailers Are Most Vulnerable to Data Breaches?

Nearly all retailers are vulnerable to data breaches. From billion-dollar companies to small seasonal shops, almost any retailer can be hacked and face the extraordinary cost that comes with a data breach.

Why are retailers so vulnerable? If you accept credit cards or online payments, your business has a POS system or other electronic system to process the payment. Your customers' financial information passes through that system. That means that cyber criminals and employees can attack this spot to potentially steal customer data and use it to commit identity theft.

Unless your business only accepts cash, you're at risk of a data breach. In this section, we'll go into more detail about why you have this risk. Read on to learn…

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