RiskIQ Releases 2021 Ecommerce Guide to Help Businesses Unmask Cyber Threats This Holiday Shopping Season
SAN FRANCISCO, November 19, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – RiskIQ, a leader in Internet security intelligence, today released its Cyber Security Guide for Ecommerce Holiday Shopping. The guide examines twelve common characteristics, or red flags, of phishing and other malicious pages that cybercriminals will use to target e-commerce businesses and their customers during the holiday season. It shows how both beginners and seasoned cybersecurity professionals can take advantage of open source tools to quickly and easily identify every red flag.
This year, Adobe Analytics projects a record $ 910 billion in e-commerce holiday spending, up 11% from 2020. This record pace puts e-commerce customers and merchants in the crosshairs of cybercriminals. Hackers are becoming more and more persistent from year to year. RiskIQ has seen a 20% increase in the total number of blocked apps leading up to Black Friday and Cyber Monday in 2020 and detected 65 domain violation incidents on the ten busiest sites on Black Friday weekend.
RiskIQ’s Vacation Report, which examines things like page components, DNS, and registration information, will help digital retailers strengthen their defenses before the vacation rush ensues.
“By now, everyone knows threat actors are targeting the holiday shopping season. Our goal this year is to share means accessible to all, beginners or seasoned cybersecurity professionals, to ensure the security of their organizations, ”said Gabriel Coelho-Kostolny, Vice-President of RiskIQ in charge of product management and of research. “We hope this guide will be a force multiplier and enable e-commerce players to identify endemic cyber threats to the holiday shopping season.”
The world of RiskIQ cyber threat workshop program has issued tens of thousands of CPE credits to thousands of cybersecurity analysts around the world, and thousands more are watching sessions on demand. These workshops train threat defenders and hunters to identify the tactics and techniques used by threat actors. The company’s 2021 Holiday E-Commerce Guide builds on this knowledge to offer accessible advice that users of all skill levels can implement.
RiskIQ’s 2021 Holiday Ecommerce Guide features security-focused tips, tools and skills that brands can take advantage of during the holiday season. By understanding cybersecurity red flags, brands can better understand their security blind spots and understand and anticipate how they are being targeted throughout the holiday shopping season.
The full report, Guide to Ecommerce: 12 Ways to Unmask Cyber Threats This Holiday Shopping Season, can be found here: https://www.riskiq.com/resources/research/holiday-ecommerce-guide-2021/
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A subsidiary of Microsoft, RiskIQ is a leader in Internet security intelligence, providing the most comprehensive discovery, intelligence and mitigation of threats associated with an organization’s digital presence. With over 75% of attacks coming from outside the firewall, RiskIQ enables organizations to gain unified insight and control over web, social and mobile exposures. Trusted by security teams, CISOs and over 100,000 security analysts, RiskIQ’s platform combines advanced internet data recognition and analysis to accelerate investigations, understand digital attack surfaces, assess risk and take action to protect the business, brand and customers. RiskIQ is based in San Francisco.
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