Hardening Retail Security: Why and How to Prevent Breaches and Attacks

  • Thursday, 25 Sep 2014 1:00PM EDT (25 Sep 2014 17:00 UTC)
  • Speakers: John Pescatore, Erick Ingleby

Even the security community was shocked at a number of very large-scale and high-profile breaches at major U.S. retailers at the height of the 2013 holiday shopping season. Costs directly associated with the Target breach alone are approaching $61 million U.S. dollars, and the company has scrambled to maintain its share price, customer trust and supply chain in the wake of the breach.

So it's not a matter of if your organization will be attacked or breached, but when. A recently released SANS report on incident response noted that 48% of respondents have experienced up to 25 breaches or incidents in the past two years, and those are just the incidents they know about and can report.

How can security professionals mitigate risk by identifying breaches more quickly and with greater accuracy by recognizing abnormal behaviors as they occur? How do they evaluate the many pieces of security data and differentiate the true anomalies? This webcast, led by SANS Institute senior analyst John Pescatore and Erick Ingleby, LogRhythm, will address the current retail threat landscape and what retailers can do to harden security, prevent breaches and deal with all the data flowing into and through their organizations. Attendees will learn how to evaluate their risk and improve their security posture, as well as how to prevent becoming the next Target or other high-visibility breach.

View the associated Whitepaper