Cybercriminals Target Budding Cannabis RetailersPosted by On


Companies in the young, rapidly growing industry are targeted for sensitive information they store and immature security practices.

As more US states legalize recreational marijuana, security experts warn lawful cannabis retailers of their vulnerabilities to cyberattacks targeting consumer and patient information.

Thirty-four states sell marijuana for medicinal purposes; in January 2020, Illinois will become the eleventh to sell cannabis via state-licensed dispensaries. As Matthew Dunn, associate managing director for cyber risk at Kroll, says, “legitimate cannabis enterprises have all the responsibilities of a traditional business.” This means being aware of exposure to cybercrime.

“While they share with all retailers the duty to protect customer data and financial records, cannabis businesses must acknowledge a heightened state of sensitivity around privacy issues,” he writes. Dunn argues dispensaries face greater risk due to the controversial product they sell; as a result, it’s…

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