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Retail Security in a World of Digital Touchpoint Complexity


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Date of PublicationAugust 29, 2018
FormatAdobe PDF
LicenseEnterprise-Wide Internal - Subject to Fair Use License
GeographyWorldwide or by Region
Author(s)Greg Buzek

Previously in part 1 and part 2 of our series, we discussed how critical it is for retailers to have an updated and optimized network infrastructure and how IoT opportunities in retail can enhance the customer experience and improve operational efficiencies. Here we discuss why the mindset of security as a first thought and not an afterthought is absolutely crucial to the success of retailers going forward.

As you are well aware, retailers face attacks both in the physical world and in cyberspace all day every day as one of the most targeted industries for organized crime groups and hackers. And with the breadth and depth of the threats, it is best to work with a primary vendor who understands and can provide an integrated security plan for all of your touchpoints so you can stop attacks at the edge, protect your users, control who gets on the network, simplify your administration, find and contain problems quickly when they occur and provide for continuous monitoring.

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