Retail Sector Second-Worst Performer on Application Security

The retail industry’s cybersecurity preparedness continues to lag behind almost every other sector despite efforts by the major credit card associations to bolster retail security via the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

Third-party risk management firm SecurityScorecard recently analyzed a total of 1,444 domains in the retail industry with an IP footprint of at least 100 and compared the average SecurityScorecard grade of the retail industry to other vertical markets. The exercise showed the retail industry had the second-lowest application security performance among major sectors.

Read more about the findings of the new report on DarkReading.