Report: How Retailers Can Prepare for Cyber-Attacks During the 2015 Holiday Season

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Retail and Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC) has released a guidance report that has been prepared in collaboration with cybersecurity experts and government partners to prepare retailers for potential hacking threats during this holiday shopping season.

Built on insights from leading retailers and cybersecurity industry firms, as well as law enforcement and government officials, the report includes:

  • An overview of credible cybersecurity threats and the measures that retailers should use in protection and detection of potential attacks
  • An analysis of other cyber-attack trends to date in 2015, including wire transfer email scams and e-commerce fraud
  • Possible indicators of a cyber-attack of which retailers should be aware – specifically, the threat posed by a sophisticated criminal malware framework that’s been used this year to target retailer Point Of Sale (POS) systems
  • Short-term recommendations for attack detection that are the least disruptive during the critical holiday sales period
  • Additional long-term measures for retailers to proactively prevent security breaches

About the RH-ISAC

Retail and Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC) is an organization of more than 50 major retail companies including, TJX Companies, Target, JCPenney, Walgreens, Levi Strauss, Gap, and Lowe’s. Organized in 2014, the RH-ISAC provides a network for its member retailers to communicate about cyber threats and vulnerabilities, and to share best practices in data protection and breach mitigation. To learn more, visit

Read the 2015 Holiday Cyber-Security Guidance, here.

Schedule an Interview

If you have questions about the 2015 Cyber-Security Guidance, or would like to set up an interview with Brian Engle, Executive Director of The RH-ISAC, please contact us at [email protected]

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