To assist retailers in building processes and infrastructures that protect their organizations and customers, Retail Council of Canada (RCC), with the generous support of Ontario government’s Ministry of the Solicitor General, is working with cybercrimes experts, retail IT experts, the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) to create the RCC Retail CyberSecure program. This initiative will help create essential resources to inform how retailers can fortify their systems and train their staff on the best practices in preventing cyber crime.
RCC’s Retail CyberSecure program offers a variety of tools, including free downloadable guidebooks, e-learning training modules, links to critical industry resources, and videos.
Anyone interested in learning more about how to keep themselves and their retail operations safe from cybercrime is strongly encouraged to participate these free webinars.
RCC Retail CyberSecure Webinars
WATCH NOW: Cybercrimes are on the rise and can affect the daily operations of retail store. Being Cybersecurity aware involves being mindful of cybersecurity in the day-to-day running of retail operations.
WATCH NOW: In this session, the latest from RCC’s Retail CyberSecure Progam, learn about the current cyber security threats that can disrupt your business operations and prevent you from both keeping your customers information safe and securing your stores.
Defensive Procedures Webinar
WATCH NOW: Learn more about defenisve proceduers
Get the inside track on ransomware this Spring.
SEPT. 28 2023: In our final of six webinars, RCC discusses brute force attacks and how to protect retailers.
Other CyberSecure Resoures for Retailers
By PCI: A strong data security foundation starts with people, process and technology. Learn more about PCI resources and tools that can help you secure payment data. Read more.
By Government of Canada:
The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security assesses that the COVID-19 pandemic presents an elevated level of risk to the cyber security of Canadian health organizations involved in the national response to the pandemic. Read more.
By Government of Canada: One of the best defences against cyber threats is education: knowing what threats are out there and how to protect yourselves from them. Read more.
By NIST: Includes case stuides, resources, videos, and much more. Read more.
By BLG: When it comes to cybersecurity, there are only two kinds of organizations: those that have been hacked and know it, and those that have been hacked and don’t know it yet. BLG’s skilled team offers six areas of targeted service. Read more.
By Reshift Media: It is common to assume that a cyber-attack won’t happen to your retail business… until it does. Retail is high on the list of industries that are prone to cyber-attacks and have more data breaches overall than other sectors. Read more.
By RCC, through StatCan: Cybercrime is on the rise in Canada. It’s impacting every business, from small independent retailers to the largest of corporations, in every pocket of the country. If your business is online, cybercriminals will find you. Read more.
By Statistics Canada: Since the onset of the pandemic, work and business transactions have increasingly been conducted virtually rather than in-person, and along with this increase comes increased awareness and increased concerns about privacy, data protection and cyber security. Read more.
By IFSEC Global: for those retailers that have a physical store as well as an online presence, there might be an assumption that the cyber security in-store doesn’t need to be considered as a top priority. Well, doing so could be a big mistake. Read more.
By the Ontario Provincial Police:
The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) Cyber Operations Section (COS) is located in Orillia, and housed in a dedicated facility providing excellence in specialized digital forensic investigative support. Read more.
By Statistics Canada:
By the Government of Canada: Get Cyber Safe is a national public awareness campaign created to inform Canadians about cyber security and the simple steps they can take to protect themselves online. Read more.
By the Government of Canada: The Canadian Centre for Cyber Security (the Cyber Centre) is part of the Communications Security Establishment. It is the single unified source of expert advice, guidance, services and support on cyber security for Canadians. Read more.
This program is possible because of the generous support of the Ontario government’s Ministry of the Solicitor General.