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Top 20 risk factors for retailers

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2016
Top 20 risk factors for retailers

Counterpoint Payment Security

According to BDO’s analysis of risk factors listed in the most recent 10-K filings of the 100 largest US retailers, risk associated with a possible security breach was cited unanimously by retailers, claiming the top spot, up from the 18th spot in 2007.

Since major retail security breaches began making national headlines in 2013, retailers have become acutely aware of the growing cyber threat and cyber-related risks. Between new point-of-sale systems and evolving digital channels, the industry faces unique vulnerabilities: Retailers are responsible for safeguarding consumer data as well as their own, in addition to protecting against potential gaps in security related to third-party suppliers and vendors.

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