From Target, eBay and TalkTalk, to this year’s Oracle data breach, it has become increasingly common for big retailers and brands to be victims of large security incidents, writes Stuart Facey, VP of EMEA at the secure access software company Bomgar.

In fact, the retail sector has now overtaken the financial services industry generating the most incident responses following a cyber security breach. These retail responses account for 22 per cent of all those tracked across the 17 verticals that were investigated, according to the annual NTT Global Threat Intelligence Report. The retail sector is amongst those at the forefront of IoT adoption, driven by the need for seamless customer engagement. There’s a multitude of connected devices being used, from monitored freezer and chiller cabinets, distribution centre drones, smart garment tag scanners and even to simpler things such as free customer Wi-Fi. Read more.