The rapid pace of digitisation has led many retailers to set up an eCommerce offering without fully considering the multitude of risks they face when moving sales operations online. Unfortunately, many websites lack basic security controls, which makes them an easy target for hackers.
84% of consumers say how a business uses and protects data is the top issue when deciding who to buy from and work with.
(CBI, Everyone’s Business Tracker, 2018)
Protecting customer information from cyber threats has never been more important.
Retailers operating online face a wide range of cyber security challenges:
• Keeping pace with rapid digitisation of retail systems
• Maintaining security while improving accessibility and user experience
• Identifying and managing security exposures across the supply chain
• Meeting PCI DSS requirements for card payments
• Complying with the data security requirements of the GDPR
Security questions organisations in retail and ecommerce should be asking:
Redscan’s comprehensive range of cyber security services can help retailers to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA). All organisations that handle personal data, such as customer information, must demonstrate robust data security standards and breach reporting capabilities, or risk a large regulatory fine.
€20 million or 4% of global turnover (whichever is greater)
The maximum GDPR penalty for a cyber security breach.
Retailers that take online card payments also need to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Requirements include maintaining a secure network, implementing robust security policies, regularly testing systems for weaknesses and proactively monitoring network infrastructure.
By helping retailers address gaps in their cyber security as well as proactively detect and remediate threats when they occur, Redscan’s affordable managed cyber security services support swift, hassle-free compliance.
Redscan has extensive experience working with organisations in retail, helping them to assess cyber security risk, eliminate vulnerabilities and proactively detect and respond to the latest cyber security threats.
Functioning as an extension of in-house IT resources, ThreatDetect™ is an award-winning MDR service supplying the capabilities needed to monitor, hunt for and remediate cyber-attacks and breaches 24/7.
Experience a real-world cyber-attack simulation to identify the weaknesses an attacker could exploit, quantify the value of data that could be exfiltrated and assess the effectiveness of security investments.
Our CREST-approved, fully customisable pen test engagements enable you to identify vulnerabilities and exposures in your infrastructure, applications, people and processes in order to reduce security risk.
“Redscan has given us a third party stamp of approval for our IT security and the reassurance to know we are as secure as possible.”
"We have been very impressed by the quality of Redscan’s engagement, communication and reporting. We will not hesitate to use them for any future testing requirements."
“We’ve established a successful partnership with Redscan – their market leading cyber security offering is strong and we’ve won some exciting projects together”
"Should I need any security testing again in the future, Redscan would be my first port of call!"
"Redscan's cost effective service gives us peace of mind that we are doing all we can to protect our clients, our business, our staff, our counterparties and other partners"
The Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (PECR) sit alongside the GDPR and DPA to enforce strict rules concerning the protection of electronic communications. Any organisation that sends …
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