Get Ahead of Threats with Retail Cybersecurity
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While data breaches in the retail industry happen less regularly than those in financial services or government, when they do occur, they are often highly publicized and have significant costs associated with them. Typically, a retail data breach occurs when sensitive data or transaction information is stolen. This leads to considerable consumer distrust and reputational damage. Depending on the data that was exposed, retail organizations may be required to comply with breach notification laws—an expensive and time-consuming project that further hurts a retailer’s reputation.
Whether the retail company is a household name or a trusted brand in a niche market, customers should feel confident that every retail organization is doing all they can to protect sensitive data. The last thing companies in the retail sector want is for customers to believe they have reckless security standards. Yet with the volume of transactions they process, as well as the number of servers, devices, and endpoints retailers manage, it can be overwhelming to try and deter, detect, or remediate cyberattacks. That’s why Core Security offers solutions specifically tailored for the retail industry that offer true visibility into retail network security, potential vulnerabilities, and access risks—so organizations can stay ahead of cyberthreats and focus on delivering a great customer experience.
Ensure PCI Compliance for Enhanced Retail Network Security
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More important than the sheer volume of data that retail organizations process is the value of the data they manage. Securing sensitive information is the focus of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS) and Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), and should be essential elements of any retail network security strategy. Attaining and adhering to PCI compliance requires retailers demonstrate they have the right systems and processes to ensure customer data is securely handled at all times. The importance of PCI compliance has become a strategic imperative for retailers and requires that organizations in the retail sector annually validate compliance by passing a vulnerability scan. Because IT infrastructure in retail is dynamic, retail organizations must ensure new processes, devices, software, and employees stay current for complying to these mandates. Yet these increasing demands often cause strain on retail security teams to stay ahead of cyberattacks and also meet mandates for ongoing PCI compliance.
Leading-Edge Retail Cybersecurity Solutions
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Modern retail organizations today require sophisticated retail cybersecurity solutions that address the increasing requirements of keeping customer data secure, mitigating cyberattacks to support retail network security, and fully adhering to PCI compliance requirements. With retail cybersecurity solutions from Core Security, organizations in the retail sector can be confident in addressing their most critical vulnerabilities and access risks and easily managing compliance audits.
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Easily Maintain PCI Compliance
To adhere to ongoing PCI compliance standards, retailers must conduct a retail penetration test each year to check for security weaknesses in their retail network. By conducting penetration testing with our industry-leading solution, retail organizations can improve visibility into the effectiveness of their defenses, reveal their most pressing risks, and then prioritize these security threats based on their own unique requirements. Core Security also provides Identity Governance and Administration solutions to reduce identity related risks and enable companies in the retail sector to effectively manage access to changing systems, applications, and devices.
Reduce the Threat Surface
The first step in reducing the overall threat surface is understanding it. With so many transactions, servers, devices and endpoints to manage, retailers must have visibility into every identity and access relationship in their retail network and understand who has access to privileged information. By making sure that the right people have the right levels of access, our industry-leading IGA solutions ensure that retail companies can effectively follow the principle of least privilege, manage user accounts, and streamline provisioning to decrease the overall threat surface and significantly reduce identity related risks.
Enhance Operational Efficiencies
Prioritizing risk is an essential part in establishing effective retail cybersecurity. Retail organizations should actively monitor and leverage leading-edge network threat detection solutions and then work to actively address these threats. Network Insight from Core Security enables retailers to have complete visibility into network threat-related activities and ensures that the only alerts received are for verified attacks. This means retail security teams spend their time where it matters most.
Cyberattacks on retail organizations have increased in the last several years. To avoid the tremendous cost of a data breach, retail organizations must continuously invest in retail cybersecurity solutions that ensure access is protected. Retail security teams should be empowered to easily and correctly provision users through a visual-first approach, automate provisioning and provide mobile password reset capabilities to users. Automating more tactical activities also frees up security teams to focus on the most critical needs to combat the serious threat of cyberattacks rather than wasting time on less critical exploits.