The holiday season is upon us and with the host of new regulations varying from city, region or country, many traditional retailers are closing their physical stores and pivoting to ecommerce. In fact, the global pandemic has already contributed to a 30 percent surge of online shopping. The uncertainty at this time means that many retailers prioritized business continuity over web security as they rush to sell online. While this swift transition allowed many businesses to continue trading, they present a bountiful opportunity for cybercriminals and unethical hackers.
While the previously mentioned challenges have proliferated across all levels of industry, no business, regardless of size, is immune from cyberattack. To quantify the potential web application attack surface of major ecommerce retailers, we researched and analyzed potential application security flaws to gauge the true picture of the attack surface posed to the top retail businesses, according to Deloitte. This research was