BRC new guidelines to help retailers protect themselves against malicious activity from inside their organisation

LONDON, 2015-9-30 — /EPR Retail News/ — The BRC has today published new guidelines to help retailers of all sizes protect themselves against malicious activity from inside their organisation. Occasionally a member of staff, contractor or supplier can betray the trust placed in them to exploit their privileged access to the business for their own ends.

The BRC’s Insider Threat Guidelines set out some simple steps to help retail businesses assess the threat, identify indicators of high risk behaviour and consider what physical and cyber security measures they should have in place. The Guidelines can be downloaded from the link to the right of this release.

Tom Ironside, BRC Director of Business and Regulation, said:

“Security is often approached in terms of protection against external threats. Whilst the vast majority of employees are honest, retailers also need to think about where they may be vulnerable to malicious activity by those with inside access to their business. Whether this is theft of stock, complex fraud or a cyber data breach, businesses must be alert to such potential threats from within. The impact of an insider incident can be significant, resulting in damage to the organisation’s reputation and staff morale, as well as financial loss.”

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