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RetailSecurity

By enabling employees to work away from the traditional workspace, organisations have had to implement additional cybersecurity tools. The retail industry is not typically known for remote work, so companies in this sector face a steep learning curve to secure their IT infrastructure.

Lockdowns have seen the rise of eCommerce integrations for retailers who were previously not online. This move to the cloud has seen a need for integrations with existing point-of-sale (POS) systems and the deployment of mobile and web applications. There is also a rise in contactless transactions and delivery solutions that exposes retailers to retail cybersecurity breaches.

The cybersecurity skills gap is not a new phenomenon, and organisations worldwide link security breaches in their businesses to this lack of qualified cybersecurity professionals. The retail industry is no different and has had to adopt various approaches to address the shortage, such as automating security functions and outsourcing professional cybersecurity services.

Cloud deployments offer retailers increased flexibility and reduced costs, especially those with geographically distributed operations. Numerous branches need access to the same network and cloud applications. This results in administration, access control and compliance challenges.

Retailers are taking advantage of SD-WAN capabilities that allow them to control interactions between data centres, remote offices and cloud-based resources. Although they provide increased efficiency, flexibility and performance, some SD-WANs only offer external security measures or an inadequate overlay. Retailers then face the challenge of procuring an SD-WAN that is fully integrated with cybersecurity features.

The retail industry experiences high staff turnover rates, with employees regularly coming and going. This means credentials that allow access to internal systems often change hands and, without proper security tools, may be used for malicious retail cyber attacks. In addition, suppliers, contractors, and other stakeholders who require access to your systems are potential cybersecurity threats in the retail sector.

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Many cybersecurity issues in retail can be linked to unauthorised access and elevated permissions. We offer comprehensive Identity and Access Management solutions focusing on Privileged Access Management (PAM) solutions. These tools make outdated staff accounts discoverable and automatically revoke the credentials of these accounts. PAM solutions control the access granted to third parties, such as suppliers, only letting them see systems related to their work. Securing machine-to-machine components guarantees that only devices with sufficient permissions can access your organisation’s networks.

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Because the retail sector is the number one target for cyber attackers and hackers, cybersecurity in retail companies requires more than standard penetration tests.

Microminder specialises in continuous penetration testing that is comprised of the following:

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    Internal & external pen tests

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    Physical penetration testing

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    Web application pen tests

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    Mobile application penetration testing

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    Dark web analysis

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    Social engineering assessment


These ethical hacking techniques leverage the power of our automated security monitoring tools that provides information about vulnerabilities and allow you to remediate security incidents and retail security and compliance.

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Our cybersecurity experts are well-versed in deploying integrated USM solutions that perform five core tasks, namely:

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    Asset discovery

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    Insider threat and behavioural monitoring

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    Log management

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    Vulnerability assessments

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    Intrusion detection and prevention


Microminder’s USM solution centralises your retail cybersecurity infrastructure allowing your organisation to promptly detect and respond to threats and maintain a robust security posture.

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Cybersecurity Regulations on the Retail Industry companies

The retail industry processes a substantial amount of personal customer data, making them attractive targets for retail cybersecurity attacks. Retail information security infrastructure needs to adhere to privacy laws and regulations such as:

Retailers process thousands of card payments daily and, as a result, must comply with the PCI DSS. The standard aims to minimise payment card fraud and provides guidance on how merchants can protect credit card data. The PCI DSS is not law, but non-compliance may see your business unable to transact with certain banks or financial institutions. Retailers should also conduct regular PCI DSS penetration testing to confirm their systems are fully compliant

The UK GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 are the key pieces of legislation governing data protection in the UK. The UK GDPR governs data processing based on seven data protection principles, namely:

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    Lawfulness, fairness & transparency

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    Accuracy

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    Storage limitation

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    Integrity and confidentiality

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    Purpose limitation

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    Data minimisation

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    Accountability

This Act is enacted by the UK GDPR and provides guidelines on collecting, handling and storing personal data. It gives your consumers the right to access their own data and be able to request the data be erased under certain circumstances.

ISO 27001 is the international standard concerning information security. It outlines best practices related to information security management systems (ISMSs). It is based on the concept of risk management that requires retailers to conduct regular risk assessments.

These regulations apply to e-commerce retailers under the Digital Service Provider (DSP) category and conduct transactions over the Internet. To comply with NIS regulations, merchants need to:

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    Take organisational and technical measures to secure their systems and facilities.

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    Comply with international cybersecurity standards

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    Perform security monitoring, auditing and testing

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    Establish appropriate cybersecurity policies

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    Implement business continuity management measures

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    Outline incident response procedures

We bring intelligence and mindset together.

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