National Retailers Join with Retail and Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center to Fight Cyber Attack

WASHINGTON, D.C. –Retail and Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC) teamed up with Target to host the first Retail Cybersecurity Analyst Hunting Expedition, supporting cyber security specialists in detecting and preventing retail cyber-attacks.

 

The RH-ISAC Analyst Hunting Expedition was a member-exclusive forum held at Target’s headquarters in Minneapolis. Numerous top retailers gathered to evaluate how they are currently managing threat intelligence, detection, mitigation, and response. Event partner and security intelligence provider, Securonix, presented insights about specific insider threats within the industry.

Brad Maiorino, Target’s Senior Vice President and Chief Information Security Officer, is the newest member of the RH-ISAC’s Board of Directors. Maiorino joins existing leadership from major retail organizations including AutoNation, Gap Inc., JCPenney, Levi Strauss & Co., Lowes, MGM Resorts International, Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), TJX Companies, Inc., Uphold and Walgreens. Visit https://rhisac.org/leadership/ for a full listing.

“The threat landscape continues to evolve with more frequent and sophisticated attacks, and this isn’t something one organization can combat alone,” said Maiorino. “I am looking forward to working alongside my peers to strengthen the industry’s collective defense against potential threats.”

“The collaboration occurring within the RH-ISAC is steadily increasing our abilities to prevent successful cyber attacks across our industry,” said Brian Engle, RH-ISAC Executive Director. “Target and the other participants are sharing threat intelligence that enables effective prioritization, and decisive actions, focusing on the most relevant and pertinent threats.”

Retail and Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center is an organization of more than 50 members representing major retail and other consumer-facing companies. The organization provides a network for its members to communicate about cyber threats and vulnerabilities, and to share best practices in data protection and breach mitigation.

For more information about The RH-ISAC, please contact pr@RH-ISAC.org.