Q&A With Akamai on the Challenges of Cybersecurity in Retail (Essential Retail)


Biggest challenges facing your retail customers: This is the sheer volume of cyberattacks. For example, retail is one of the top industries targeted by “bots”, which are compromised PCs & IoT devices. However, not all of them are malicious; retailers want good ones such as search engine and SEO bots. The challenge is differentiating the good from the bad – this is extremely difficult for a company on its own. As a result, retailer’s IT security teams are often overwhelmed trying to identify and block the bad bots that are scraping and attacking their web site.”