A large number of U.S. retailers have experienced a data breach, and a majority consider themselves vulnerable to security threats, according to a new report from research firm 451 Research and cyber security provider Thales.

A survey of more than 1,100 senior security executives worldwide conducted by 451 Research in October and November 2016 showed that 52 percent have experienced a data breach in the past, and a majority (88 percent) consider themselves vulnerable to data threats. Nineteen percent said they are very vulnerable or extremely vulnerable.

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