Of the 621 confirmed data breaches and 47,000 reported security incidents last year, nine percent were in the foodservice field, according to the Verizon 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report. And the majority of those were in restaurants with fewer than 100 employees, says Suzanne Widup, an analyst on Verizon’s RISK Team. Like the vast majority of all cybercrimes found by Verizon and the 18 contributors to the report, those affecting restaurants were financially motivated. Most ...

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