Retail Industry Cybersecurity
Data breaches happen every day. High-profile cyberattacks against the retail industry have eroded consumer confidence in some of the most trusted retail brands. Every level of retail data is at risk.
Point-of-sale exploits, card skimmers, web application server hacks, and other data breaches have become more sophisticated. The complexity of modern threats demands an IT security partner with a real-world record of risk mitigation. Contextual Security offers superior retail cybersecurity consulting and industry leading PCI DSS Level 1 & Level 2 Audits.
Retail Cybersecurity Consulting
Our experts identify vulnerabilities and help you protect your business. We have broad experience safeguarding all kinds of retail assets. Our retail cybersecurity consulting services include:
- Internal and external penetration testing
- Gap analysis
- Web assessment
- Firewall circumvention testing
- Social engineering trials
- Wireless network integrity (packet sniffing, man-in-the-middle attacks, etc.)
- Security architecture review
- Secure network design and testing
- Incident response
Our consulting services are product and vendor agnostic. This means that we don’t have relationships with or resell hardware, software, or services for any other vendors so you can rest assured that you’re getting an independent and unbiased assessment of your organization.
Meeting Retail’s Payment Card Industry (PCI) Standards
Contextual Security is a Qualified Security Assessor Company (QSAC) approved by the PCI Security Standards Council, which means we test your security to the highest industry standards and certify your compliance. Then, we can help maintain your cybersecurity program to ensure that you always have maximum protection.
Bottom-Line Benefits to Retailers
Losing just one credit card record costs retailers an average of $172.* Investing in qualified cybersecurity support manages the financial risk of an attack.
Intangible assets such as brand association are also protected. Retailers now compete for cybersecurity dominance as a factor in consumer perception. Avoiding the headlines, and earning your PCI compliance certification, publicly reflects your commitment to your customers.
Finally, the retail environment provides enticing opportunities for talented security professionals. It can be difficult to keep a data security team fully staffed. Contextual Security ensures that retailers always experts right where they need them so they have continuous, independent oversight.
*2016 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis, Ponemon Institute, June 2016