Some of the most high-profile breaches over the last few years have been targeted at major retailers. While online retailers have to protect large volumes of credit card and personal information, traditional shop retailers have the additional challenges of securing Point of Sale (PoS) terminals, PCs and credit card machines, for example. Furthermore, in-store connected devices can provide a back-door into major finance systems in head office.
While the retail and hospitality industry by its nature has to be fast moving and agile, in many cases the established bricks and mortar retailers are less mature in terms of cyber security, compared to some other sectors.
At Context, we have considerable experience working with retailers and the hospitality sector through detailed testing and working with their IT teams to ensure they are trading securely. We also have a lot of experience of penetration testing - ranging from mobile apps to large scale external infrastructure programmes. And when it comes to in-store environments, this also has to include testing of all terminals and other devices.
Whether helping with assurance or being called in to provide response services, we have the skill, knowledge and experience to support both online and in-store retailers and hospitality companies.