Cyber Security Defense & Threat Intelligence for the Retail Industry

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Cyber Security Controls implementation for Retail organizations

It is estimated that more than $5 trillion will be lost around the world on an annual basis due to intellectual property theft, data loss, systems breach, and cyber fraud. The retail industry will be one of the biggest that will directly get affected by these cyber attacks.

Retail businesses have a ton of customers’ data stored on their networks and databases. Every non-cash transaction creates and stores information about customer credit card and bank details. Millions of customers use retail credit cards to buy products in-store and online.

Criminals find retailers an easy target because they do not apply the high standard of security that is often used by banks and other financial institutions.

Cyber Security risks for Retailers

A majority of retailers collect customer data to identify purchasing patterns and shopping habits. What’s more, this information is used to tie marketing programs to the data through automation. In-store purchases are now directly linked to SMS or social media marketing. While this connectivity and automated marketing of stored data great for business, it can place customer information into the hands of criminals and cyber attackers who can breach the network for identity theft.

Retailers that are running e-commerce platforms face an additional risk. Online payments can only be made through EFT or cards and must be authenticated in real time. There have been many cases where hackers broke into a website’s payment system and instructed the buyer to forward the payment into their own untraceable account instead of the retailer. The payment would be gone before the customer and retailer even realized what was going on.

Cyber criminals can also steal credit card numbers, bank account details, SSN and other data of online shoppers during form submission or from a stored database. Customers often blame the retailer for failing to implement security control measures on their website

Cyber Security and the Cloud conundrum

Retail businesses face the same challenge that many other businesses have to address these days. They must make it easier for their customers to communicate with the retailer and need to collect information to offer better products and services. At the same time, they need to guard against cyber attackers who keep coming up with more ingenious ways to hack and steal the customer information saved on their system.

Cloud connectivity is the future of business given how convenient it is for the customers. However, it must be supported with cyber security controls that ensure customer data will be protected and does not fall into the wrong hands.

Why Retail organizations need CSC implementation

If a retailer’s database is hacked it can potentially provide criminals with sensitive information about millions of individuals. The information can be sold and shared on the dark web and could be combined with other information to build a profile that can be used for identity theft.

CSC measures can significantly prevent the chances of database hacks and payment diversions. For example, the PCI DSS security standard that can be automated using CSC can handle card payments and eliminate the chance of systems hacks during PoS transactions.

PCI DSS and CIS

Some of the world’s biggest retailers use the CIS controls to help meet Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirements.  PCI DSS Requirement 2 points directly to the CIS Benchmarks:

2.2.a. Examine the organization’s system configuration standards for all types of system components and verify the system configuration standards are consistent with industry accepted hardening standards. For example, SysAdmin Audit Network Security (SANS), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Center for Internet Security (CIS).

The CIS Benchmarks and CIS Controls can help with multiple aspects of PCI DSS compliance, including:

  • 1.1 Firewall and Router Configurations
  • 6.1 Patch Management
  • 7.1 Access Control
  • 6.4 Change Control

This standard is mandatory in many European countries and US states. CSC can also remove distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks, prevent ransomware attacks and consistently monitor your systems for the latest cyber threats and attempted attacks.

Why choose Torii CSC for Retail security?

  • Our team of experts will help your retail business find the right security investment strategy that pays long-term dividends and keeps threats at a minimum.
  • We offer a quick implementation service. We understand that retail businesses cannot undergo long-term disruption to their operations. This is why we roll out the security measures with minimum downtime to your ongoing operations.
  • Working with Torii security professionals will fulfill your compliance obligations.
  • Most other IT firms provide a host of services with systems security being just one of their offering among many others. Torii is a certified security firm that specializes in cyber security controls 

implementation and we are at the forefront of detecting and preventing all sorts of cyber threats.

  • We have worked with both large retail corporations and small online retailers and consistently deliver the highest CSC standards all across the board.
  • We offer customized CSC services that are aimed to match your budget and minimize costs for your retail business.
  • Our professionals take a proactive approach to cyber security. We continuously monitor and test the client networks, systems, and database for vulnerability. Whenever the possibility of a system breach is detected, we warn the client to take preventive measures to stop any attacks.

Are you interested in a Torii CSC Demo?

Let our team of security experts walk you through how implementing the CIS 20 Controls with our solution can dramatically harden your security posture.

Need help implementing a Cyber Security Program or Torii CSC?

We offer a set of consulting services that enable an organization to implement these controls. We also do offer a phased approach for this implementation and they are as follows:

Comprehensive Cyber Security Assessment by our Experts

Work with our experts to raise awareness and mitigate probable attacks to protect your critical information. While there are no completely binary solutions to prevent cyber attacks, you can greatly reduce the probability of cyber attacks by working with us to move to a compliance-driven approach to risk management 

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Cyber Security Defense Dashboard Implementation

Once you have selected our security dashboards, you will now work with our consulting team to configure each of the dashboard; this will involve configuring our connectors, setting thresholds for Red, Yellow and Green, and operationalizing each dashboard

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Build a Best in Class Cyber Security Program

Our experts will work with your team on implementing an enterprise wide security program. Working with us will provide your institution with a holistic strategy to strengthen your cyber-security posture.

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