The global retail market has grown exponentially online making it easier, quicker, and more convenient for our “on-the-go” lifestyles. E-commerce alternatives, mobile applications, and advanced POS (point-of-sale) systems create havoc on the infrastructure of even the most prestigious companies. With the immense amount of financial data stored and countless points of access, the retail market is a desirable industry for cyber criminals to target.
The knowledge that even the strongest aren’t safe leaves certainty in turmoil. Following Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) is the law but compliance alone doesn’t necessarily mean secure – security involves 360 degree protection. Cyber attacks can come from any source of the enterprise: vendor networks, untrained or corrupt employees, hackers, weak internal networks, improper procedures, etc… Protection is of the utmost importance and an issue that can’t be ignored.