Defending yesterday: Key findings from The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2014: Retail and Consumer Results

November 2013
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Defending yesterday: Key findings from The Global State of Information Security® Survey 2014: Retail and Consumer Results

At a glance

While information security risks have evolved, security strategies—typically compliance-based and perimeter-oriented—have not kept pace. In other words, most retail and consumer (R&C) organizations are now defending yesterday, even as their adversaries exploit the threats of tomorrow.

Retail and consumer business will require an evolved approach to security that is driven by knowledge of threats, assets, and adversaries. Security threats must be seen as a critical business risk that may not always be preventable, but can be managed to acceptable levels.