Security in Retail

Many small businesses don’t have the means for as many resources as larger retailers. In 2012, retailers made up 45% of data breaches. While many small businesses assume this isn’t their fault, 95% of credit card data breaches happen to small business consumers. I recently came across an excellent infographic that raises awareness on the vulnerability of smaller retailers.

Some highlights include:

  • 64% of all affected business took over 90 days to detect a security breach
  • 50% of all business users are still using easily guessed passowords, such as Password1
  • 60% of business failures are a direct result of internal theft
  • 34% of 18-29 year old employees believe its justifiable to steal from their employer

Don’t let your business fall victim to security breaches—use the right retail solutions, such as inventory control to prevent theft.

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