Retailers’ Interest in Managed Security Services Rises

Retailers’ Interest in Managed Security Services Rises

Does Your Business Offer Wireless Access?Does Your Business Offer Wireless Access?

More than half of those polled are vulnerable to some form of potential security threat targeting wireless networks. guests: 4%, employees: 29%, both: 48%, neither: 19%

For Guest Access Do You Enforce Security Policies?For Guest Access Do You Enforce Security Policies?

The good news is that the majority have some security policies in place for guests accessing wireless networks. yes: 84%, no: 15%

Do You Have a Policy for Changing Passwords?Do You Have a Policy for Changing Passwords?

When it comes to proactively managing password policies, security starts to break down. yes: 60%, no: 40%

Is Your Business Currently PCI DSS-Compliant?Is Your Business Currently PCI DSS-Compliant?

Too many organizations rely on the base level of security specified by PCI DSS. yes: 64%, no: 22%, don’t know: 14%

Are You Familiar With WiFi Location-Based Analytics Products?Are You Familiar With WiFi Location-Based Analytics Products?

Leveraging WiFi location-based analytics to discover compromised systems is where the battle is being won and lost. yes: 59%, no: 41%

Likelihood of Deploying WiFi Location-Based Analytics Products?Likelihood of Deploying WiFi Location-Based Analytics Products?

Awareness of security analytics tools is up sharply., won’t use because of customer privacy concerns: 25%, currently use or plan to use: 75%

Who Manages Your Business Network Security?Who Manages Your Business Network Security?

Almost 3 in 10 are thinking about opting for managed security services, but a much smaller percentage is actually using MSSPs. manage security locally: 53%, manage locally but thinking of moving to an MSSP: 29%, currently use an MSSP: 18%

Are You Interested in Products That Converge Physical and IT Security?Are You Interested in Products That Converge Physical and IT Security?

The need to control costs is starting to drive the convergence of physical and IT security. yes: 80%, no: 20%

Do You Have a Data Disposal Policy for PII?Do You Have a Data Disposal Policy for PII?

Having a policy for personal identifiable information (PII) is one thing; enforcing it is another. yes: 59%, no: 29%, don’t know: 12%

Do You Know Your State’s Security Breach Notification Laws?Do You Know Your State’s Security Breach Notification Laws?

There’s not much consistency across states when it comes to security breach notification requirements. yes: 45%, no: 55%

Do You Have a Policy to Meet Your State’s Security Breach Requirements?Do You Have a Policy to Meet Your State’s Security Breach Requirements?

A large percentage of retailers do, but many also operate across multiple state lines., yes: 60%, no: 40%

Michael Vizard
Michael Vizard
Michael Vizard is a seasoned IT journalist, with nearly 30 years of experience writing and editing about enterprise IT issues. He is a contributor to publications including Programmableweb, IT Business Edge, CIOinsight, Channel Insider and UBM Tech. He formerly was editorial director for Ziff-Davis Enterprise, where he launched the company’s custom content division, and has also served as editor in chief for CRN and InfoWorld. He also has held editorial positions at PC Week, Computerworld and Digital Review.

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