Retail Industry

Security Beyond PCI-DSS Compliance

As technology becomes increasingly prevalent, the retail industry has experienced a corresponding increase in cyberattacks. With thousands of online transactions daily and stolen credit cards being valuable commodities on the underground market, retailers are major targets for hackers. Protecting customer databases and meeting PCI compliance standards are critical for businesses in this sector, but it can be difficult to know where to start.

At Qualysec, we help businesses conduct their operations as usual without worrying about major breaches or compliance audits. Our consultants have a deep understanding of the high reliance on point-of-sale (POS) terminals and the potential for credit card theft that puts the retail industry at a particularly high risk.

Challenges to the Retail Industry

Retail Industry Compliance Requirements

Compliance is a critical aspect of the retail industry, with PCI-DSS regulations requiring all companies that handle card data to be compliant. Public retail corporations may also be subject to SOX compliance, which requires additional checks and balances to ensure proper data security. In order to demonstrate proper controls to customers and investors, many retail firms choose to adopt ISO 27001. Adhering to these standards is essential for maintaining the trust and confidence of stakeholders in the retail industry

Retail Challenges

The retail industry faces a variety of security challenges due to its large, sensitive databases and point of sale terminals. External threats are not the only concern for IT professionals in this sector. Legacy POS applications, poor development practices, and lack of network segmentation can all create vulnerabilities that attackers can exploit. Even the largest retailers are not immune to these attacks, as demonstrated by breaches at Target and Home Depot.

Potential Impacts:

  • Service Downtime/Financial Loss
  • Reputation Loss
  • Negative Press
  • Breach Lawsuits/Legal Fees

Additional Assessment Services for Retail

Web app Pentest

Qualysec leads the industry in web application penetration testing, identifying vulnerabilities in a range of programming languages and environments.

Qualysec’spentest approach goes beyond the test cases mentioned in the OWASP top 10 SANS, NIST frameworks.

Mobile app Pentest

Qualysec offers top-tier mobile app penetration testing services, providing a holistic risk assessment to your mobile application. With industry-leading researchers and methodology in both ioS and Android, we provide deep dive testing into local, on-device security issues, back-end web services, and the API’s which connect them

Cloud Pentest

Secure your cloud infrastructure against security threats. Businesses are shifting towards cloud due to many benefits of its use.

With QualySec you can be assured for the safety of your cloud services and provide compliance assurance.

IOT Pentest

Securing your IoT devices is crucial for the success and sustainability of your business.

Qualysec provides specialized security testing to protect your applications from threats. Our services give you peace of mind that your business is secure.

Process-Based Penetration Testing Services for the Retail Industry

Our Process-Based manual penetration testing helps identify risks to user cardholder data (CHD) and other sensitive information. By uncovering vulnerabilities that may pose a threat to your application and user data, our testing can help ensure the protection of sensitive information.