Retail Cybersecurity

Retail has access points like no other industry. In-store, online and mobile commerce is conducted by billions of consumers at millions of locations around the world. There is a lot riding on the ability to protect customers, manufacturers, and retailers themselves from theft and fraud. Add in compliance requirements like PCI and digital security becomes a core facet of doing business.


Securing a Financial Enterprise

You move at the speed of the consumers you serve. Any downtime means missing out on revenue opportunities and potentially losing customers for good. Multiple moving parts plus talent gaps and turnover is driving automation. Consumers expect retailers to take precautions and incorporate methods of defense in preventing breaches on their behalf.

That’s why we designed Keyfactor Command – covering all certificates and keys issued inside or outside of your organization, giving you the freedom to secure your entire business while complying with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).

Keyfactor Command
Case Study

Retail faces several cybersecurity challenges

The development and deployment of EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa) chip cards is a powerful step in protecting consumers from the loss of their private information and helps retailers reduce the cost of fraud. But inadequate and antiquated infrastructure and processes including network security, weak passwords, unpatched technology and malware remain in place for many retailers. Hackers will always continue to advance their strategies and tactics, finding new methods for denial-of-service attacks and mimicking customer behavior. Mobile usage through open networks across stores, distribution centers and even retail employees present ongoing vulnerabilities. Add in account takeover schemes plus return and refund fraud, and retailers have a constant and complex threat on their hands.


Securing POS terminals and sales computers

A $2.63B leader in the motion picture exhibition industry was interested in developing their own internal Certificate Authority (CA). With close to 500 theaters and almost 6000 screens across the US and Latin America, they chose Keyfactor to identify the technology, policies and enterprise cybersecurity processes required to protect and secure multi-location communications across thousands of POS and company-owned computers.


Manage the Root while leveraging Keyfactor PKI Expertise

By developing their internal CA and managing the offsite hosting, Keyfactor built the consumer security mechanisms necessary to meet POS demands and PCI DSS compliance. Today they also rely on Keyfactor for certificate monitoring and Certificate Revocation List (CRL) publishing. Outsourcing the management of this certificate program to the Keyfactor experts allowed the theater company to balance costs, time and staff across additional critical IT projects.

Keyfactor creates solutions that free our customers to master secure digital identity in the connected world. Let us help you deploy a robust, customized solution for your POS security.


To be future-ready you must incorporate “cloud first” strategies. Keyfactor Command’s robust DevSecOps tools give you what you need to stay ahead of the curve to transform quickly, efficiently and securely with security industry best practices tailored to your digital retail operations.


With Keyfactor Command You Get:


Maintain complete control over the use of your Root CA keys and PKI recovery materials.


24/7/365 PKI management and oversight by Keyfactor’s world-class team of experts constantly ensuring operational health.


High availability and redundancy built into a SOC 2 Type 2 documented environment.

Dedicated PKI Environment

A customer-devoted root CA, with no shared infrastructure.

Complete Certificate Lifecycle

Automated lifecycle management of every certificate in your environment, including publicly trusted certificates and certificates from other issuing authorities.

Response Commitments

Service-level agreements with clearly stated, guaranteed response times.

Comprehensive Site License

The ability to secure everything – unlimited usage, no counting, no up-charges.

Governance and Compliance

Comprehensive and thorough insight into the operational nature of digital certificates – foundational to a financial enterprise security strategy.

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