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Securing Online Assets: Four Steps to Protect Your Online Business

August 25, 2016 — by Radware0

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Businesses of all sizes, across all verticals, generate significant sales online, increasing their risk and exposure from outages and breaches. Unfortunately, malicious actors understand this and target online businesses with this in mind. By and large, their efforts are successful. According to Radware’s 2016 Global Network and Application Security Report, 62% of those attacked suffered downtime or degradation. According to this same report, organizations now see more tangible financial impact from cyber-attacks. Over two-thirds (69%) of organizations say attacks cause revenue, customer, partner, and productivity loss (up from 45% last year).

Attacks aren’t just about outages or breaches, performance degradation caused by attacks are a growing problem as well. According to recent studies, 40% of customers will now wait 3 seconds or less before moving on to a competitor site, meaning the impact of performance loss is extremely tangible for online businesses.

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Why Online Retailers Should Be On High Alert for Cyber-Attacks

August 18, 2016 — by Ben Desjardins0

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The close of summer in the United States brings with it one of the most important online selling seasons for Internet retailers: Back-to-School (BTS) shopping. This critical shopping season trails Cyber Monday closely as the most important for online generated revenue for many retailers. According to a recent study by Field Agent, a research firm specializing in retail, nearly two-thirds of U.S. consumers plan to purchase at least some of their BTS goods online. So, naturally this is a time of year that the security teams for major online retailers need to be on high alert, keeping an eye out for any attacks that can disrupt operations or breach sensitive data. It’s also a time they need to worry about malicious actors targeting customers with phishing attacks, even if there’s little they can do directly to prevent them. With average consumers in U.S. planning to spend between $500-$1,000 on BTS shopping, any impediment to consumer sentiment and quality of experience can have dramatically bad effects.

Given the timeliness of the topic, let’s explore some of what we, at Radware, are seeing as significant trends both in the threat landscape targeting online retailers, but also changes they are making in their IT and business that play into the cyber threats.

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The Stages of Online Business Transformation Come With Benefits… and Risks

March 31, 2016 — by Ben Desjardins0

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As a father of teenaged children, I sometime marvel at the level of network-connectedness of that younger generation. It is fair to say that for these and future generations, it will be next-to-impossible to be a productive member of society without surrendering to the myriad social media applications and other online platforms.

Our transformation to a fully-connected society is similar in many ways to the transformation business has gone through over the past 15-20 years, ultimately leading to a state where no business can exist today without having at least started down the path of becoming an online business.