Press release

6 Mar 2019

The Retail and Hospitality ISAC teams with EY to help retail and hospitality industries mitigate cybersecurity risks

WASHINGTON, DC, 6 MARCH 2019. The Retail & Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC) today announced that it has teamed up with Ernst & Young LLP (EY) to create new, executive-level cyber threat reports that will be available to its chief information security officer (CISO) and senior cybersecurity membership. Through this initiative, the RH-ISAC and EY will provide a breakdown of current and relevant cyber threats targeting the retail and hospitality sectors.

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“Providing strategic information for our senior-level executives is key to the RH-ISAC’s mission to mitigate cyber risk,” said Jennifer McGoldrick-Stenberg, vice president of membership and operations for the RH-ISAC. “Teaming with a leader like EY enables us to provide the information, trends and metrics that CISOs need to continue to strengthen their defenses. We are grateful to work with EY to provide key information that members can use with their teams and their boards.”

“When retail and hospitality organizations are targeted by cyber criminals, it leaves every consumer vulnerable, creating risks to our information security and economic prosperity,” said Tony Sibert, EY cybersecurity leader in the Consumer Products and Retail sectors. “Through our work with the RH-ISAC team, we can provide meaningful and actionable cyber risk insights for protecting networks, businesses and brands.”

About RH-ISAC

Formed in 2014 as the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center, the Retail & Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC) operates as the trusted community for sharing sector-specific cyber security information and intelligence. The RH-ISAC connects information security teams at the strategic, operational and tactical levels to work together on issues and challenges, to share practices and insights, and to benchmark among each other – all with the goal of building better security for the retail and hospitality industries through collaboration. RH-ISAC currently serves retail, hotels, restaurants, gaming and other consumer-facing entities.

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