Analyst Webcast: Securing Retail Beyond the Cash Register--Insider Threats and Targeted Attacks

  • Webcast Aired Tuesday, 28 Jul 2015 1:00PM EDT (28 Jul 2015 17:00 UTC)
  • Speaker: G. Mark Hardy

Securing Retail Beyond the Cash Register--Insider Threats and Targeted Attacks

When retailers think about security threats, they often think of point-of-sale (POS) systems. That's only natural, given the seemingly endless series of breaches of customer credit and debit card data dominating the headlines. POS systems such as card scanners are where customers share their credit card information, so it's only natural to assume that's where such data is compromised, and where retailers should tighten their security, but the network and platforms at the core of the enterprise are where today's advanced persistent threats (APTs) do their damage. Blocking these threats requires a comprehensive strategy that includes network segmentation, role-based access controls, continual monitoring of the entire IT infrastructure, but basic security measures such as proper patching and use of encryption remain important. This webcast discusses how today's retail attacks target far more than POS systems, where common retail security strategies fall short, six steps retailers should take to minimize the risk to their customers' sensitive data, and the capabilities they should look for in associated security tools.

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