August 24, 2013

Retail thefts parallel to infosec

I just re-discovered a great post by Richard Bejtlich about the parallels of retail crime and computer crime.  I read this writing by Richard a few years ago (2010) when it was posted and while it is dated, I thought it is worthy of highlighting again because in my opinion it's still relevant.

Maybe retailers should band together to share information about the criminals and losses similarly to how the casinos operate.  Collectively they might be able to fight this crime more effectively.  Sounds kind of similar to what we in the infosec community have been trying to do doesn't it?

Richard's blog post on

Where you'll get hacked stats

I found this graphic showing where you'll get hacked.  Some interesting statistics in there.

Link to graphic on