Retail is the fourth most targeted industry worldwide by cybercriminals. Retailers increasingly manage e-commerce and in-store locations and face evolving security risks on both fronts. Most retail-targeted risks involve some level of online activity, but how do security teams stay on top of these risks?
If your threat response is slow or ill-informed, risk indicators will slip through the cracks and cause avoidable damage. This could mean leaking proprietary data, jeopardizing brand reputation, or compromising your VIPs, supply chains, and facilities. Recovering from these outcomes takes a considerable amount of time and resources.
The internet provides myriad platforms for criminal discussions about shoplifting, POS fraud, counterfeiting, and more. Detecting these threats early allows you to identify threat actors, tighten weak security points, and inform future security protocols. The Echosec Systems Platform enables you to detect risks and better understand the threat landscape both online and on-the-ground so you can better protect your assets.
Accessing online data is crucial to detecting vulnerabilities, preventing loss, and keeping retail employees and security teams informed. A threat-informed security strategy allows you to avoid or minimize risks to employee and customer safety, store locations, and digital assets.
"Monitoring digital channels for threats has become a crucial aspect of our company's protective intelligence strategy"
—Asset Protection Manager, Company Name withheld
Learn how criminals not only exploit retailers' digital vulnerabilities, but also use the web to enable or disclose in-store threats.
See how fast, contextual information can inform response protocols and mitigate risk as patterns change and new threats emerge.
Many cybercriminals use the deep and dark web to discuss strategies, and sell goods and services targeted at exploiting brands.