According to Retail Metrics President Ken Perkins, combined November and December retail sales were up 4.4 percent from last year, which represents the fastest growth the United States has seen in eight years.
Month: December 2014
It is becoming increasingly clear that 2015 will bring numerous costly data breaches unless steps are taken to improve security.
The Sony breach that compromised almost 50,000 employee Social Security numbers, healthcare records, salary information and private email correspondence has prompted businesses across the nation to take a firmer stance on cybersecurity in 2015.
Staples, which has been investigating a security breach since October, recently announced that the attack may have exposed more than 1.16 million credit cards to cyber-criminals.
Staples has confirmed that it suffered a major data breach this year.
Retailers remain highly vulnerable to cyber-criminals and hacking attempts.
According to Businessweek, Sony Pictures Entertainment was warned a year ago that cyber-criminals had breached security networks in 2013 and had been stealing information on a regular basis ever since.
The recent cyber-attack on Sony Pictures has created a political and commercial upheaval that may lead businesses and organizations to think twice about their security systems.
KeyPoint Government Solutions, a third-party contractor that conducts background checks on government employees, has recently reported a serious security breach of its computer systems.