Top 10 SecurityThreats to the Retail Industry

Posted by Samantha Dutcher on Mar 2, 2011 10:15:00 AM

For Fortune 1000 retailers and related companies, Robberies, which ranked 14th in 2008, moved to 1st place as the security threat of greatest concern in 2010. General Employee Theft dropped from 1st to 2nd position and Workplace Violence Prevention/Response moved up from 4th to 3rd position.

1. Environmental/Social: Robberies
2. General Employee Theft
3. Workplace Violence Prevention/Response
4. Unethical Business Conduct
5. Intellectual Property/Brand Protection/Product Counterfeiting
6. (tie) Property Crime (e.g., external theft, vandalism)
6. (tie) Cyber/Communications Security: Internet/Intranet Security (including e-mail/e-commerce)
8. Employee Selection/Screening
9. Identity Theft
10. (tie) Fraud/White-Collar Crime
10. (tie) Crisis Management and Response: Political Unrest/Regional Instability/National Disasters

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