Retailers Cannot Overlook Cybersecurity Awareness​

Retail organizations like yours handle huge amounts of sensitive customer and card data, making them high-priority targets for cybercriminals. That’s why your employees need to know what threats they face and how to avoid them.​

Change risky behavior, keep payment card data safe​

The most secure and risk-conscious retailers ensure their employees are well-versed in the PCI-DSS standards plus education on the varied other threats to cardholder data, such as malware, data breaches, and phishing attacks.​

Retail data breaches aren’t trivial

 

Retailers have become a particularly attractive target for cybercriminals, as industry research continues to bear out. Half of retailers in a recent Thales data threat report reported a data breach, up from 22% the previous year.

What’s at Stake​

The impacts of a data breach or other cyberattack go beyond strictly financial losses. Data breaches can put retailers’ hard-earned reputations into a tailspin. According to a joint Vormetric Security/Wakefield Research report, 84% of shoppers would change their shopping habits if their favorite store were hit by a data breach. In a Gemalto/Vanson Bourne survey of shoppers in seven countries, 49% of respondents said they would be unlikely to continue doing business with a retailer if a data breach compromised personal information.

Is your retail staff prepared to fend off cyberattacks?​

 

As data breach upon data breach reveals, there are real limits to technology’s ability to protect an organization’s sensitive data. The greatest return on your information security investment, then, may be your people—the most vulnerable endpoint of all.

The compliance requirements governing PCI-DSS standards reflect this fact. PCI 3.2 requirements make it abundantly clear: those who accept payment cards must offer a formal security awareness program.

Is your retail staff prepared to fend off cyberattacks?​

 

As data breach upon data breach reveals, there are real limits to technology’s ability to protect an organization’s sensitive data. The greatest return on your information security investment, then, may be your people—the most vulnerable endpoint of all.

The compliance requirements governing PCI-DSS standards reflect this fact. PCI 3.2 requirements make it abundantly clear: those who accept payment cards must offer a formal security awareness program.

Educate retail staff on what they need to know​

 

Your employees play a critical role in an organization’s overall security and risk posture. This means they need access to industry-leading learning content on the PCI-DSS requirements, the most pertinent cyberthreats retailers are facing today, and the adult learning expertise to make sure this knowledge sticks.

Why retailers need security awareness:​

  • Comply with PCI-DSS regulations
  • Change risky-behavior to maximize data protection
  • Increase employees’ knowledge surrounding cyberthreats, risks and appropriate actions

LearningLAB: The awareness solution for retailers​

 

Arm your employees with the knowledge they need to keep your customers’ data secure with comprehensive PCI topic coverage blended with educational content on cybersecurity best practices. Our Retail Cybersecurity and PCI Awareness program packages, delivered through LearningLAB, make it easy for retail organizations like yours to purchase and deploy a full-fledged awareness program that’s right for you and your budget.​

Our programs include online training and a variety of media used to reinforce key behaviors. All content is aligned to key risks, and uses interactivity and real-life examples to ensure user engagement.

LearningLAB: The awareness solution for retailers​

 

Arm your employees with the knowledge they need to keep your customers’ data secure with comprehensive PCI topic coverage blended with educational content on cybersecurity best practices. Our Retail Cybersecurity and PCI Awareness program packages, delivered through LearningLAB, make it easy for retail organizations like yours to purchase and deploy a full-fledged awareness program that’s right for you and your budget.​

Our programs include online training and a variety of media used to reinforce key behaviors. All content is aligned to key risks, and uses interactivity and real-life examples to ensure user engagement.

WHITE PAPER
PCI Compliance: Employee Awareness is Key

PCI security compliance provides an outstanding vehicle for developing the kinds of security-aware habits that will have positive ripple effects throughout the organization. Our white paper looks the role of employee security awareness in keeping your organization free of breaches and advice on training best practices.

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