Although the digital evolution has been in motion for decades, the last two years of mobile acceleration have spurred innumerable new cybersecurity threats that continue to grow in both volume and sophistication. The retail and hospitality sector has been particularly vulnerable to cyber threats, with fast casual and quick service restaurant chains topping a long list of industries that remain notoriously vulnerable to modern cybercrime.
Courtney Radke, a retail and hospitality field CISO for leading enterprise security company Fortinet, touched upon the sector’s increased cyber susceptibilities and more during a recent interview with RETHINK Retail.
“There is no neatly defined ‘safe space’,” Radke revealed. “Threat actors are getting smarter, faster, and bolder in their efforts to capitalize on the treasure trove that is retail and hospitality.”
And retail and hospitality companies of all different sizes and segments are vulnerable, too.
Today, data resides across distributed networks and the billions