Technology adoption is certainly changing the retail ecosystem, with many retailers left with legacy systems. Some retail companies are still feeling trapped by their legacy systems that were designed for a different operating environment. E-commerce and mobile shopping brought forward a competition with agile start-ups, whose IT infrastructures are built by design for the current digitally transformed landscape. The new retail technology demands are different today, which led and will lead a lot of businesses to move to the cloud.
The cloud is faster and more agile – this certainly help retailers keep up with the competitors. But what about IT security? Security should be a priority, but companies don’t want to be slowed down. Protecting the workloads and data that companies run on top of the foundational infrastructure is their responsibility—and it’s a big responsibility, so how do businesses improve and advance their IT security measures and keep up with the ever-evolving cyber threat landscape?
No matter the size of a retail organisation – they all need appropriate IT security tools and skills to defend their valuable data and workloads against cyber-attacks. Organisations are trying to manage security incidents and events on their own with limited knowledge, staff, and budget. And because legacy systems are difficult to replace due to their wide use, more retail organisations turn to a combination of cloud-based and on-premises solutions, but protecting data in a hybrid IT environment requires a fresh look at cybersecurity strategy.
But is there an optimal way to improve IT security without the time, effort, and cost of purchasing and integrating multiple tools, a traditional SIEM or expensive traditional security outsourcing vendors?
If you would like to learn more about our simplified, integrated cybersecurity solutions please get in touch, request a meeting or come and say hello at the Enterprise Cloud Computing event on 8th May.
Published by Alert logic