For a large national retailer, protecting their supply systems and retail shops with better cyber security technology and processes was crucial, but overwhelming. Recent attacks within the broader retail industry had highlighted the immediate need to address shortcomings.
How we solved it
When dealing with complicated systems and processes, having a dedicated CISO (Chief Information Security Officer) can drastically streamline the efforts.
Within less than a month, the Arco IT CISO performed a full security assessment aligned with the CIS Controls, using interviews with the IT staff and analysis of the technology. Working together with the IT team and the CIO, we jointly formulated and optimized a set of immediate actions to implement, as well as prepared a 3-year roadmap.
After the CISO worked with the CIO to receive executive board support, we launched the technical and procedural improvements, coordinating the work across multiple partners and supporting the client with specialist expertise.