For any retailer, the festive season is a time when sales flood in like no other time of the year, "from Black Friday to January sales shoppers will be spending on autopilot with consumers spending an average of $743 between Black Friday and cyber Monday alone!"

However - with an increase in sales comes an increase in cyber threats. What 2 things can be done to mitigate these threats?

1. Cyber security - to help understand the tactics, techniques and procedures (TTPs) of cybercriminals

2. Cyber insurance - to support you following an attack; a security net to keep your business ticking over even after suffering a breach.

Arguably this is the most important time of year to ensure you have these precautions and protections in place - if its a busy time for retail its a busy time for cyber criminals too