How to Ensure Retail CyberSecurity during a Pandemic

To fight off security threats, you’ll need to develop a comprehensive strategy that covers all the specifics of your e-store operation and offers a clear action plan for dealing with outsider and insider threats. Dealing with external security threats almost always involves third-party consultants, but internal cyber-risks can be managed independently in cooperation with your employees.

Snakes in the grass
The recent 2020 Insider Threat report by Ponemon Institute revealed shocking data. Insider-triggered incidents have grown by 50 percent, and it’s not that employees are the malicious actors exploiting your trust. In fact, around 65 percent of security incidents happen due to employee negligence, and retail is among the notorious leaders with a 38 percent growth in insider threats over two years.

So is it possible to put an end to this? It is; but you can go even further and empower your staff to work toward incident prevention. Their education is the key here.

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Educate your employees
Now that your staff is scattered all over the city or even the country, a consolidated security-centered approach is a must. What should you pay attention to?

Do you remember the good old Windows 7? It gets no more updates from Microsoft, and yet about 30 percent of computers worldwide still run on this obsolete operating system. While you may fully control software updates on your premises, you have no power to do so in your employees’ home…  ItProPortal