The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has collaborated with National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) to develop the ‘Cyber Resilience Toolkit for Retail’.
This toolkit is a guide that would help retailers address questions encountered when developing cyber resilience strategies and also help in understanding the type of protection retailers should carry out.
The development of the Cyber Resilience Toolkit was done for non-cyber experts including board members, senior management and start-up businesses.
Its major focus is on securing the shoppers’ data, identity and maintaining the privacy to make the retail sector well equipped to face the cyber challenges associated with the modern digital world.
Dr. Ian Levy, Technical Director of the NCSC, explained that the guidelines have been written in clear and concise manner making it easy for the retailers to read and understand.
Retail has one of the most advanced digital offerings, which makes it also one of the most prone to cybercrimes. Almost 186 million was spent in the past year by the retailers for establishing cutting-edge systems and protection of customer data.
“This toolkit, developed with the input of the NCSC, will ensure all retailers, no matter their size or level of cyber expertise, are well-equipped to face the challenge of cyber security. Furthermore, consumers must also play their part, and more must be done to educate the public on basic cyber hygiene so that they are able to browse and shop safely,” said Helen Dickinson OBE, Chief Executive, BRC.