Cybersecurity and privacy protection


NRF actively engages with its members and other cybersecurity stakeholders to share information on cyber risks and encourage sector-wide collaboration and engagement, helping its members to better protect themselves against threats. 

Read the latest articles and insights related to retail sector cybersecurity and learn how to get involved.

Retail's loss prevention and cyber risk event

June 5-7, 2023
Grapevine, Texas

Join your comrades at NRF PROTECT as we address changing threats with new strategies, identify top retail security priorities and discover new tools to help combat retail crime in an ever-changing environment.

Sign up for the NRF Retail Cybersecurity Forum (powered by PwC) to engage with policy leaders and tech experts on the current cyber landscape.

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Cyber Risk Resources

Must-read educational content powered by NRF cybersecurity industry partners. Learn how to lower your risk of security breaches and profit losses.

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Using Retail Tech Innovation to Enhance the Customer Experience

The impact of COVID-19 accelerated digital transformation across retail. Beyond ramping up capabilities to better serve consumers online, retailers made in-store tech investments to create touchless retail experiences.

Almost three-quarters of retail professionals said the crisis accelerated some, if not all, of their tech-related investments.

Tech in retail

Get involved

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NRF IT Security Council

The IT Security Council (ITSC) is NRF’s primary membership group for retail sector cybersecurity leaders and technical experts.  It provides a forum for its members to exchange information on current cyber threats and industry best practices, and engage with industry, academic and government stakeholders on cybersecurity issues of specific interest to the retail sector.

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NRF operates a Threat Alert System through its retail sector Information Sharing and Analysis Organization (ISAO) and shares cyber threat intelligence with members of the IT Security Council and other retail sector cyber professionals.

NRF committees and councils
NRF CIO Council

The NRF CIO Council is a member group open exclusively to the most senior technology executive within NRF-member retail companies. The Council currently has more than 125 CIOs and CTOs as part of its membership, representing a broad cross-section of NRF’s large and medium-sized member companies.


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