Zero Trust

Adopting a ‘Zero Trust’ Approach to Retail Data Security

The way retailers operate has changed dramatically in recent years. Instead of ringing up purchases at the register, they’re leveraging tablets to serve and check out customers on the sales floor. Most have incorporated e-commerce into their business models, allowing shoppers to order items online for home delivery. And with people continuing to be concerned with social distancing, many have added curbside delivery as an additional channel, delivering purchases and accepting payment at the customer’s car window.

As a result, instead of having sensitive sales and customer data kept in a central location at the point of sale, that data now resides in a variety of locations both inside and outside the brick-and-mortar facility. In addition, many Point-of-Sale (POS) systems today are based in the cloud instead of on a server in the back room. Add to that the fact that many corporate employees are now working from home (or the local coffee shop). Cyber criminals now have a multitude of access points by which they can attack a retailer’s systems.

To better protect themselves and their customers, retailers need to adopt a cybersecurity approach that safeguards data wherever it resides with a mantra of "never trust, always verify." A "Zero Trust" approach to secure edge networking lets organizations reduce time to breach detection, minimize the security skills gap, protect customer data, and simplify security stack complexity. Download this whitepaper to learn more.


By submitting this form, you consent to being contacted by Netsurion about Netsurion solutions. If you want more information on how we collect and use your personal data, please read our privacy policy. You may withdraw your consent at any time by following the instructions contained within any Netsurion email.