Information technology is essential for retailers. Online e-Commerce retailers, long-established “brick-and-mortar” stores, and restaurants have installed a wide range of technologies, from online shopping to supply chain management to integrated point-of-sale systems. These systems provide consumers with goods and services in a manner that meets their demands for expediency, value and preference.
The Security Landscape for Retailers
While retailers have always been a choice target of fraud and criminal intent, today’s threats have expanded into areas that have been made available by modern technology. Not only have the threats changed, but the intention has shifted too. Attackers now want personal information like credit card numbers, social security numbers, PINs, as well as sensitive corporate information that can be used or sold to the highest bidders.
Recent highly publicized security leaks have revealed that well-organized hackers are targeting retailers for the confidential customer information they transmit, process, and accumulate. Many times these breaches in security have resulted in the disclosure of hundreds of thousands of credit card numbers and other personal information that can be used for identity theft. After a security breach, companies suffer considerable financial losses due to fines, lawsuits and unbudgeted expenses. According to Forrester Research, Inc, the harm to a retailer’s reputation is also costly and companies may experience customer losses up to 10 percent following a security violation. While there have been no absolute measurements of revenue lost as a result of a security breach, it is clear that protecting sensitive customer information is vital to a retailer’s reputation and bottom line.
Using IDEFSYS to Extend Your Security Team
IDEFSYS has a 24x7 staff of security professionals who are completely focused on researching the security landscape, while analyzing information that is seen with our clients, while rapidly implementing countermeasures such as intrusion prevention signatures and updates to policies, rule sets, and configurations to prevent emerging threats. We watch and guard your network 24 hours a day, seven days a week with certified Security analysts who use the most advanced tools available to identify and prevent attacks throughout your environment. Our Security Operations Center is available to you around the clock to provide consultation to increase your understanding of your security environment.
IDEFSYS provides wide-ranging compliance reporting that simplifies mapping regulations to controls and to evidence of executing those controls. We use key metrics in our database to support controls with real information about when security reports were reviewed, when changes were made, and how often you were attacked.
PCI Data Security Standard
Developed by American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard and Visa, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is a set of 12 requirements that offer a framework for protecting cardholder information. Merchants that accumulate, process, or transmit credit card numbers, including retailers, are required to comply with the PCI DSS.
IDEFSYS offers a full range of services to help retailers comply with PCI DSS. IDEFSYS is a PCI approved scanning vendor and Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), as well as a provider of a wide range of security services used by organizations to maintain PCI compliance and support security. IDEFSYS services provide efficient controls to protect cardholder information and comprehensive reporting that simplifies compliance.
How IDEFSYS Can Help You:
- Comply with government and industry regulations such as SOX, GLBA, HIPAA and PCI.
- Proactively administer your risks by protecting against malicious viruses, hackers and DDoS attacks
- Circumvent costly network outages and interruption of services
- Protect sensitive customer information
- Greater return on investment and lower total cost of management from a comprehensive security solution
Services for Retailers:
- Security Management Services
- Security Monitoring Services
- Self-Service Security
- Professional Services