- CyberCrime Center
June 26, 2014
Who’s responsible for the breaches that permit cybercriminals to rip off consumers’ data — Banks? Retailers? Credit/debit card issuers?
Why not ask consumers? Which is exactly what Brunswick Group, a business communications firm, did in their online survey of 750 U.S. consumers, “Main Street vs. Wall Street: Who is to Blame for Data Breaches?”
The survey found that consumers blame retailers for not doing enough to protect customer information. More troubling for retailers is what the survey says consumers are doing about it: “heading to the exits – with a significant number changing their buying habits.”
An article about the survey on digitaljournal.com (Link to article) has these key findings:
How about Wall Street?
Brunswick’s analysis showed that of the 13 companies that recently experienced a large data breach, each experienced a sustained drop in their average daily stock price. On average, six months after a breach, company valuation had not yet rebounded to pre-breach value.
“A data breach hits a company at the cash register, on Wall Street and at the heart of their relationship with the customer,” said Mark Seifert, partner at Brunswick Group. “If consumers don’t feel the retailer is doing enough to protect their data, they will protect themselves by shopping elsewhere.”
Brandon Borrman, partner at Brunswick Group, added, “It is no longer acceptable for retailers to look to banks and issuers to protect customers; instead, the onus is on retailers to address the issue head on in their security systems.” He continued, “What is clear is that the traditional approach to addressing the inevitable data breach no longer works. Consumers, press and regulators expect more transparency and clarity, and companies must be prepared.”
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Posted by Dan Rampe
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