Whatever the cause of the breach, the fact that it flew under the radar for so long tells me that securing customer accounts was not the number one priority for Marriott’s board and CEO. Now they’re also facing down a security mess caused by their own negligence. So what must companies do to avoid data breaches like Marriott’s?
Between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday, an estimated 164 million people will be shopping online. As excited shoppers click from one e-tailer to another looking for the best deal, they are not always as alert as they should be. This distraction makes them much more susceptible to security risks. According to a new report from Juniper Research, fraud losses from online shopping, airline tickets, money transfer, and banking services are expected to hit $22 billion this year.
Login methods may come and go, but customer identity is here to stay. In the aftermath of two massive data exposures at Facebook and Google+ that were amplified by social login, I want to talk about the implications for B2C enterprises. Are the privacy and security risks of social login still worth the convenience? And what steps should companies take to protect customer data and maintain public trust? Let’s start with some history.
Cloud-based solutions have never been more popular, and for good reasons as well. Not only do they offer major security benefits, but they can also greatly reduce the cost it would take to build and manage these security measures yourself.
With the GDPR deadline rapidly approaching (May 25th to be exact), a new Compliance Report shows that only 40% of organizations have met compliance requirements or are on their way to becoming so by the deadline. This means that there is still a huge number of businesses that need to wake up to their new obligations, or they will be at risk of fines that could be as high as 4% of revenues.
Michael Komasinski, the President of EMEA for Merkle, a global data-driven performance marketing agency, was recently interviewed by ExchangeWire. In the interview he discussed the challenges of the upcoming GDPR regulations, why a customer-centric approach is key, as well as future trends we can expect to see in 2018.