The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) has teamed up with leading retail brands to create the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC), with the focus of sharing cyber intelligence and security strategies. It seems like a rather fascinating effort that has been streamlined due to the continued security threats that retailers face - and have struggled with - while trying to keep employee and customer data secure.
"Retailers place extremely high priority on finding solutions to combat cyberattacks and proect customers," noted Sandy Kennedy, RILA President, in a press statement. "In the face of persistent cybercriminals with increasingly sophisticated methods of attack, the R-CISC is a comprehensive resource for retailers to receive and share threat information, advance leading practices and develop research relevant to fighting cybercrimes."
In addition to Target's massive data breach, other retailers have been under fire from cybercriminals, including the likes of LaCie, Michaels, Neiman Marcus, Smucker's, and others over the past few years. The R-CISC should help give major retailers an opportunity to discuss potential security threats, and discuss what has - or hasn't worked - in cyber defense strategies.