security

Former FBI official says mobile devices most targeted by hackers. Huge vulnerability for Retail and CPG brands, potentially.

As I read more and more about cybersecurity threats, I think about how most consumers use their mobile devices with virtually no concern about security beyond a typical screen lock password, at best.  Now an article in BankInfoSecurity by Tracy Kitten brings to light the threats on mobile payments.  Retailers and CPG brands need to […]

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IBM consumer products solutions guide !

IBM consumer products solutions guide This guide provides a quick overview of the solutions IBM offers aligned to the four “imperatives” facing the consumer products industry–to deliver a smarter consumer experience, develop smarter channel collaboration, build smarter supply networks and drive smarter operations. http://www-01.ibm.com/common/ssi/cgi-bin/ssialias?subtype=RG&infotype=PM&htmlfid=CPO12345USEN&attachment=CPO12345USEN.PDF

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CPG and Retail Internet of Things creates data security nightmare, experts say

With the Internet of Things enveloping our lives and increasing its presence almost daily, it is no surprise that hackers are finding new areas of security vulnerability.  An article in BusinessInsider by Glenn Chapman shows examples of where these vulnerabilities are manifesting today.  I think this is a huge concern for CPG brands and Retailers, alike.  […]

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Study: Banks preparing for uptick in online, mobile fraud. Shouldn’t CPG and Retail Partner with Them?

An article in BankInfoSecurity by Tracy Kitten shares findings in a new study that banks will be significantly increasing their spend on mobile fraud mitigation. I’m curious if CPG and Retail companies could join in this battle more collaboratively.  I don’t see them in many banking discussions currently.  Isn’t this a natural partnership?   Read […]

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eWeek Survey: Cybersecurity execs are less appreciated by senior leaders. Why the CPG and Retail CISO matters!

So, as I’m reading this article in eWeek By Nathan Eddy and it got me thinking about how agile CPG Brands and Retailers need to be with cybersecurity and the decision making authority of the relatively new position of the Chief Information Security Officer. The survey in this great post shows that the relative level […]

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How good is Mobile Advertising if it isn’t Secure? Retail and CPG see almost $1 billion in Mobile Ad Fraud in the U.S.

A post in MobileMarketingDaily by Ben Frederick shares some staggering statistics on the fraudulent use of mobile advertising in the U.S.  A new study reveals that mobile ad fraud is expanding virtually as quickly as mobile adoption is, and I expect this to continue internationally.  What can CPG and Retail do to combat this?  Please […]

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N.Y. Stock Exchange shutdown is great for cybersecurity stocks, however this wasn’t a hack, supposedly.

So, yesterday a global airline had a glitch that grounded their planes worldwide.  A major news service website crashed.  AND, the NYSE halted trading for a few hours.  More than likely none of these challenges were the result of external hacks, however it does make me think about how well assets in our CPG and […]

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REPORT: 72% of Millennials don’t use Wi-Fi passwords. Can FMCG Brands and Retailers help?

OK, so is it a real problem that the majority of millennials don’t feel compelled to use safe browsing practices? An article in U.S. News & World Report By Allana Akhtar shows insights from a recent study that may may it look like a problem.  The statistics show that many young people, and I suspect […]

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10 Best practices to keep your CPG or Retail business secure against Hacks

The Globe and Mail published a piece by Derrick Hughes that enumerated ten ways for small businesses to protect data.  There are some great ideas here that large companies could also leverage, I think.  Please take a look and share your thoughts here. Read more: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/small-business/sb-digital/10-ways-to-prevent-a-data-breach-and-protect-your-small-business/article25089314/ http://www-03.ibm.com/security/?lnk=msoST-isec-usen

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Preserving an Italian CPG Culinary Treasure (AND Securing their BRAND against Retail Fraud!) with Data Analytics.

An interesting story about a really great Italian Brand is featured on our site today. The cool part of this story is how real CPG / FMCG manufacturers are fighting fraud to help protect the brand value of an “Old World” treasure.  This shows how companies, large and small can build an effective consortium to […]

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In 2015, advanced planning helps speed CPG and Retail data breach responses

How much preparation an enterprise achieves prior to a data breach will often determine the level of response effectiveness, as an article in NetworkWorld by Tim Greene. Building a plan ahead of the breach is one of seven critical steps to help secure data. With breaches becoming the norm around the world, I think CPG […]

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REPORT: “84% of C-level executives think Retail and CPG boards are cyberliterate”. I disagree!

Are you kidding me?!  Tripwire, Inc. released a study highlighted by ITProPortal stating that although one-third of IT professionals feel their company boards are not versed on cybersecurity, 84% of CxOs believe the boards are cyberliterate.  No way!  I hear more questions coming from the company leadership / boardroom execs about security strategy than ever […]

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