2017 Retail Cybersecurity Report

With the Holiday season upon us, SecurityScorecard analyzed 1924 companies in the retail industry from January to October of this year, looking at this industry as compared to other major U.S. industries and at the cybersecurity indicators of the best and worst cybersecurity performers. The analysis revealed the following key insights about the retail sector:

  • The retail industry ranks 5th in cybersecurity health compared to 17 other major U.S. industries.
  • The retail industry struggles with application security, DNS Health, and social engineering when compared to other industries.
  • Thirty percent of the bottom cybersecurity performers in the retail industry were clothing stores.