Financial impact on their business is almost always on top of the list for retailers who experience cyber attacks. However, the implication of cyber attacks go far beyond monetary losses. Slow web traffic affecting transactions especially during peak hours, choking of firewalls that ultimately stop doing their part, exposure of personal information, damage to Web property functionalities and application layers are some of the other serious disturbances to a business.
There are a lot of basic data security measures a retailer has to take if he is a Level 4 merchant. Other retailers need to pay attention to every piece of their network environment on a daily basis. We are talking about constantly keeping up with updates, patches, monitoring, logging, anti-virus and anti-malware updates and secure logging to name a few.
Above are just a few rudimentary steps to data security. If you need to discuss the security of your stores, do reach out to us at 636-557-7777.