Retailers must take steps to ensure safe and consistent customer experiences delivered via the cloud.
Big or small, almost every retail business has some sort of cloud strategy that is being enacted on now or is on the roadmap. As Retailers continue digital transformation initiatives in an effort to reach their customers and provide omni-channel experiences, a move from on-premises infrastructure to the cloud is a logical choice. Usually, this means leveraging a dynamic multi-cloud strategy to effectively build and deploy business applications at scale and speed, making the importance of consistently securing this heterogenous environment more critical. Furthermore, by leveraging public IaaS and SaaS infrastructures, the attack surface increases beyond application and platform layers to attacks targeting misuse and misconfiguration of the cloud network infrastructure. Compounding the challenges and complexity associated with managing of a heterogenous cloud technology stack is the lack of skilled professionals. This means retailers traditionally struggle with implementing best practices across their entire cloud environment.