Do Any of These Challenges Sound Familiar?

PCI Compliance

  • Non-compliance with PCI standards could lead to a shutdown of credit card processing by processing banks.
  • Fines levied by payment brands (such as Visa, MasterCard, American Express) range from $5,000 - $100,000.
  • Banks will terminate the merchant relationship, increase transaction fees, or both.

Public Wi-Fi

  • Lack of Wi-Fi deployment for customers.
  • Improper security allows rogue access to company information.
  • Missed opportunities to analyze customer in-store presence.

POS Security

  • Most notable security breaches have occurred through weaknesses in POS security.
  • Many retailers are current on PCI-DSS for PCI compliance. PA-DSS and PCI-DSS provide minimal to no protection in 3 out of 4 critical vulnerabilities: data at rest or data in memory; data in transit; application code; and configuration.

Central IT

  • Many retail organizations do not have a centralized IT support organization.
  • Lack of a uniform strategic plan for IT support causes a loss of valuable production time.
  • Employing IT directors and utilizing local IT consultants to provide support is costly.

Mobile Device Security

  • Employees possess on average 1.75 - 3.5 mobile devices.
  • Mobile devices introduce a large percentage of threat vectors.
  • Companies need to be able to lock down employee devices, in addition to securing their own infrastructure.

Economic Cycles & Demand

  • Consumer spending is significantly affected by outside sources like personal income, job growth and interest rates.
  • During a recession, the retail sector suffers from decreased growth and sales decline.
  • Increased interest rates negatively affect consumers’ ability to make substantial retail investments.

Seasonal Cash Flow

  • Seasonal demand can result in unbalanced cash flow
  • Annual fluctuations such as the holidays can generate a disproportionate share of revenue.
  • Retailers prepare for critical sales periods by building and financing inventory for seasonal merchandise.

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