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The retail sector is an attractive target for malicious actors the world over. From hacking the Internet of Things (IoT), to ransomware, point of sale (PoS) breaches and Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, retail is at the eye of the hackers’ storm.

For cyber criminals, targeting
retail never goes out of style

Whether you need to comply with payment card industry (PCI) standards or deal with a constantly changing threat environment, Sense of Security offers peace of mind through our research-based service offerings.

Retailers large and small face a complex regulatory landscape and increasing risk of data breaches, given the volume of customer transactions and personal details stored online or in the cloud nowadays.

Compromising online customers’ personal information, such as names, email addresses, home addresses and telephone numbers, doesn’t just put a retailer in the sights of cyber criminals, but also makes them liable to penalties under the notifiable data breach scheme.

What we do

Our team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the retail sector.

When you partner with Sense of Security, you’ve taken the first step to building cyber resilience. We work with you to adapt your strategy to deal with evolving cyber security requirements – from PCI and securing your digitised supply chain, to managing notifiable data breaches and B2B supply chain security, Sense of Security is here to help.

PCI compliance

We can develop a program leading your organisation to industry-recognised certification in PCI DSS that enhances cardholder data security, and facilitates the broad adoption of consistent data security measures globally.

Read more about how we can help you meet your PCI compliance obligations.

Privacy Act compliance

If your retail organisation turns over $3 million a year or more, then the
13 principles of the Privacy Act apply to you.

Learn more about how we help our clients comply with privacy requirements.

Incident response

Implementing a strong IT incident response plan is the best defence against a cyber security event such as a notifiable data breach. Sense of Security will prepare you for incidents before they happen.

Learn more about how we can help you develop and implement an incident response plan.

Web application security

Our experienced team analyses your site architecture, user interfaces, access controls, authentication, data validation, and confidentiality and privacy vulnerabilities in your retail systems.

Find out how our web application security services are important to your business.

Sense of Security is your trusted cyber security partner in the Retail industry.

Call today on 1300 922 923 to discuss your cyber security needs or make an online enquiry here.

Retail industry case study

National Retail Chain


National retailer requires robust security for their data centre operations supporting their stores across a wide area network and cloud centric deployments for online shopping.


  • Developed an enterprise risk register consisting of possible threat sources and existing control weaknesses.
  • Developed a multi-year cyber security roadmap to mitigate risks mapped to each risk entry.
  • Developed a board-level dashboard for presenting security posture and risk profiles.
  • Developed a DevSecOps strategy specifically to bolster security in their cloud only e-commerce deployment.
  • Tested the Windows 10 Standard Operating Environment with 10,000+ end points nationwide, through static and dynamic testing including run-time security analysis for operational security support.

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