Because there are so many entry points for threat actors to compromise security in e-commerce, there's no shortage of tools providing millions of alerts for the cyber security professionals tasked with protecting retailers.
However, it's simply not possible for analysts to react to every activity that's deemed suspicious. They need a way to help automate both detection and remediation of obvious threats while freeing up time to do more than just prevention. Going beyond monitoring means having cyber security analysts who know what to look for and a streamlined process for event escalation. You also need to be able to scale your e-commerce security so that you can achieve a higher level of security monitoring and analytics without overwhelming your cyber security analysts. That way, they can focus on threat hunting rather than dwelling on every alert.
Retailers can also be proactive about protecting e-commerce data by automating the onboarding of the third-party suppliers and vendors they connect with. With automated cyber risk monitoring, you can rate them based on quantitative risk data and threat intelligence from other sources—including your managed service provider—to understand how they could potentially pose a threat to your security in e-commerce.
Your infrastructure also plays a role in ensuring data security in e-commerce. Deploying SD-WAN can give you more control over your network with application awareness that automates traffic routing decisions through rules-based controls, including secure access.
Most IT teams lack the expertise or bandwidth to deal with advanced threat tracking and detection, which is why organizations with complex infrastructures such as retail can benefit from a more customized threat and monitoring ecosystem. Partnering with a managed services provider can enable you to not only leverage threat intelligence from a vast number of sources but also automate and help speed up the time between detection and remediation. This "security as a service" approach can give you access to an advanced security operations center staffed with remote security analysts who can help to monitor your environment and alert you to potential threats to your organization.
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