2019 Holiday Threat Report


According to the VMware Carbon Black Threat Analysis Unit (TAU), retail organizations may see a noticeable spike in attempted cyberattacks during the holiday season.

TAU’s analysis across VMware Carbon Black’s global endpoint footprint reveals that global retail organizations encountered a 20% increase in attempted cyberattacks during the 2018 holiday shopping season, continuing a trend we’ve been tracking since 2016.

According to our survey, retail CISOs are combating these trends with increased headcount, budgets and, in some cases, the implementation of threat hunting teams. The following report presents the highlights of our latest research and includes specific recommendations for how retailers can enjoy a happy holiday season.

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