Cybersecurity for the retail industry

Protecting customer data

Success in retail today means being an expert in data collection and behavior monitoring as well as merchandising. And that’s good news for criminals. Much of the retail customer data retailers collect – debit and credit card numbers, specifically – are targeted by hackers who continue to perfect methods for breaching networks and stealing information undetected. Retailers are in a tricky position because they must keep their services easily accessible to consumers, while securing against threats to customer data.

When a retailer experiences a data breach, you have two very major concerns: the impact it will have on your customers and the fallout your business will face as the result of lost revenue, reputation erosion and potential fines related to regulatory noncompliance.

LogPoint for retail cybersecurity

By monitoring and correlating from a common language, LogPoint provides a simple, transparent view into business events. It also delivers the accountability and manageability that security events need to assure not only that regulatory compliance requirements are met in terms of securing retail customer data, but that these events can be handled efficiently.

LogPoint monitors the key system objects and components found in any enterprise, including networking equipment, servers, applications and databases.

File Integrity Monitoring (FIM) is a key element in an effective cybersecurity solution. The importance of FIM lies in its ability to both being suitable for audit purposes, change monitoring, as well as to mitigate user-based threats.

With LogPoint’s native FIM features, you will always be in control of your sensitive assets and get alerted whenever a new directory or file is created, deleted, renamed or altered in its content.

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Cybersecurity threats in retail

The retail industry includes brick-and-mortar retailers, online shops or retailers who are both. Based on the type of retailer, the cybersecurity threats in retail are seemingly different. When it comes to e-commerce sites, the most common breaches involve hacking the web application, whether through denial of service (DoS) attacks or stolen credentials from customers as part of phishing attacks.

Traditional brick-and-mortar retailers deal with attacks of a different type – the installation of skimmers inside ATMs or gas pump terminals, for example. While small retailers are typically easier victims and suffer more attacks, larger retailers shouldn’t take the matter lightly either.

Let’s take a look at how LogPoint can help you approach and remediate threats to retail cybersecurity.

Social engineering

Exploiting people through social engineering such as phishing campaigns makes it easier to break into a well-protected network, posing threats to customer data. Analyzing, responding and reporting on breaches can be time consuming for any security team.

LogPoint can identify suspicious domains, mail requests originating from known threat sources and anomalous behavior pertaining to an institution’s leaders and other decision makers.

With LogPoint, you can:

  • Consolidate analytical processes to identify potentially harmful activities on your network
  • Detect lateral movement of malicious or anomalous activity through increased transparency of your network activities
  • Detect suspicious behavior related to email communication, particularly tied to decision makers
  • Act on activities tied to known malicious sources before they result in a data breach

Denial of service (DoS) attacks

Downtime is disastrous – it can damage both the financial stability and reputation of your company. LogPoint helps you identify attacks intended to compromise network and system availability due to extremely high levels of activity. With LogPoint, you can:

  • Monitor DNS traffic at the edge of your network to identify models of network traffic
  • Detect sudden variations exceeding the general level of traffic, while accounting for benign fluctuations
  • Use static and dynamic enrichment of DNS requests to uncover C2 traffic, using both threat intelligence and DGA approaches
  • Use predictive analytics to identify potentially critical events before they turn into downtime or disruptions
  • Assess an incident and mitigate future attempts to compromise availability using consolidated security event reporting

Web application attacks

Cybersecurity for eetail doesn’t often prioritize application security. If that sounds like your company, it’s time to fix it. By securing your applications and optimizing performance with LogPoint, you can:

  • Monitor web server security by integrating logs from your web application firewall (WAF)
  • Gain greater visibility into attacks and policies to maximize uptime and performance of the application
  • Systematically control and filter all attempts to access your application
  • Investigate security-critical events to rapidly resolve application and performance problems

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