How to safeguard against cyber threats


Jay Townsend, Booz Allen Hamilton
Jay Townsend, Booz Allen Hamilton

Booz Allen Hamilton outlines top tips for online retailers and customers in the UAE to protect themselves against cyber threats.

Cyber savvy retailers in the Gulf stand to reap the benefits of substantial growth in the e-commerce sector.

However, while e-commerce enjoys rapid growth, global attack trends indicate that the retail support sector continues to be a popular target for cybercriminals. For example, the cybercriminal operation “MageCart” targets online retailers by creating websites that mimic their victims’ websites and inserts malicious code to capture card data.

Physical point-of-sale (POS) terminals are another weak spot for retailers. Transnational groups such as FIN6 target companies providing POS services to retailers and have

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