From PCI DSS compliance for POS devices to supply chain risks, the retail industry faces a depth and breadth of data protection challenges. As companies work to mitigate fraud and data breach risks, they struggle to gain comprehensive visibility across their technology and service provider ecosystems.

Spend your time giving your customers the best service possible and let us focus on protecting your customer data.

Identify and Assess Risks Across Hardware, Software, and Cloud-Based Components 

The retailer IT environment includes a complex collection of hardware and software, including self-checkouts, point-of-sale (POS) devices, and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Many of these enabling technologies lack hardware or software security requirements, increasing retailers’ data breach risks.


Partnering with us allows you assess, implement, and manage security and privacy risks by combining our vCISO services and with SingularREADY™, our end-to-end cybersecurity solution, to: 

  • Work with a trusted expert to define program objectives and controls
  • Align business objectives to risk with an easy-to-use risk register and matrix
  • Create an asset inventory for all devices connected to managed networks and subnetworks
  • Engage in a gap assessment to identify system vulnerabilities and missing controls
  • Build a customized cybersecurity technology stack for continuous risk monitoring and mitigation

Develop, Implement, and Monitor Security and Privacy Controls 

Retailers need to align their data protection initiatives with various compliance mandates, including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). To manage these compliance mandates, companies need the set of people, processes, and technologies that enable them to implement and maintain the appropriate administrative and technical controls.


By leveraging our comprehensive services and technology offerings, you can build a risk-based data protection program that includes:

  • An Endpoint Detection and Response (EDR) solution with security alerts
  • Identity and access management, including multi-factor authentication and Privileged Access Management (PAM)
  • Vulnerability scanning and patch management
  • Web application security with web proxies and Next Generation Firewalls (NGFW)
  • Security awareness training for employees
  • A 24/7 security operations center (SOC) that engages in threat hunting, responds to alerts, assesses severity, prioritizes remediation, analyzes forensics, and provides post-incident evaluation


Document and Communicate Data Protection Program Effectiveness 

Documentation and governance are key requirements across all data protection compliance mandates. To achieve their desired audit outcomes, retailers must continuously monitor their data protection program’s compliance posture, ensuring that their technical security controls remain effective.


Let us help you optimize your technology investments and meet compliance objectives by:

  • Engaging in readiness reviews
  • Preparing accurate, relevant documentation for internal and external audits
  • Linking supporting documentation to a Compliance Controls dashboard
  • Managing the vendor risk management program
  • Communicating and reviewing measurable information security metrics
  • Gaining support for onsite audits
  • Prioritizing post-audit response activities

To learn how our end-to-end data protection and compliance solution can help you mitigate data breach risks, contact us today.