BRC launches toolkit to counter cyber attacks
The British Retail Consortium has developed a new toolkit to help retail businesses become more resilient to cyber attacks.
The organisation has worked with experts at the National Cyber Security Centre to create The Cyber Resilience Toolkit for Retail which has been designed for use specifically by non-cyber experts, such as board members, those in senior strategic roles, and start-up businesses.
The toolkit outlines recommended actions to help retailers prevent breaches, mitigate the impact of a successful breach, and dto evelop and embed a cyber resilience culture at board level
In a statement, the BRC stressed how retail is one of the most targeted sectors for cyber attacks and how in the past year it has spent £186 million on the deployment of cutting-edge systems to protect customers and prevent future breaches.
Helen Dickinson, chief executive of the BRC, said: “This toolkit, developed with the input of the National Cyber Security Centre, will ensure all retailers, no matter their size or level of cyber expertise, are well-equipped to face the challenge of cyber security. This is yet another example of the BRC supporting retailers through the ongoing digital transformation. 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.”
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