Study Finds News Industry Websites at Risk for Security Breach

July 12, 2019

Hikvision HikWire blog article News Industry Websites at Risk

Hikvision Tips to Reduce Risk of Breach and Security Concerns


A research study found that news industry websites are at a greater risk for security breach than other industries, according to an article by Security magazine.

An excerpt from the 2019 Feroot User Security and Privacy report: “A rise in regulatory scrutiny and the increase of data [security] breaches worldwide is demonstrating the need for companies to be far more vigilant about the type of data they collect on customers and ensuring that data is protected from potential theft. Privacy teams need to track where data is stored, processed, and transferred, by whom and for what purpose.”

Key findings include:

  • News websites use two times as many “externally controlled scripts and tools compared to the other industries monitored,” according to the article.
  • The news industry hosts an average of 40 web trackers per website, whereas the tech industry, for example, hosts an average of 25 per site.
  • 90 percent of e-commerce sites are at risk of cyberattack.

Click here to read more about the research on the news industry and security breach.

For ideas to reduce security concerns and risk of breach, read this Hikvision blog: “Hikvision Cybersecurity Director Offers Tips to Reduce Cyberattacks and Security Concerns in Network Security, User Security and System Administration.”

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