IT Business Edge – Holiday-Related Studies Find Customers Will Go Elsewhere When Security Fails

itbe_logoI know Black Friday and Cyber Monday are over, but the holiday shopping season is in full swing. Some interesting cybersecurity studies are out right now that I think should serve as a good reminder on why companies should be taking a hard look at their cybersecurity systems – not just during November and December, but all year round…

As Jason Hart, CTO, Identity and Data Protection at Gemalto, said in a formal statement:

Consumers are evidently happy to relinquish the responsibility of protecting their data to a business, but are expecting it to be kept secure without any effort on their part. It’s now up to businesses to ensure they are forcing security protocols on their customers to keep data secure. It’s no longer enough to offer these solutions as an option.

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