Wherever and whenever data is handled—card payments, payroll and human resources records, inventory control, or loyalty programs—online criminals and hackers can attack where restaurants are most vulnerable.
Phishing, ransomware, “denial of service” attacks, and malware are only a few of the ways cyberthieves attempt to access and steal valuable data. Recovery is expensive—financially and in loss of reputation.
The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) developed the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity with version 1.0 in 2014, and updated to version 1.1 in 2018.
The National Restaurant Association adapted this NIST Cybersecurity Framework specifically for the restaurant industry originally in 2017 and now with 2 updated resources:
At the NIST Framework’s core are 5 functions to reduce your risk of a data breach:
Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond and Recover.
Digital Security 101
The “Intro” to the 5 core functions in the NIST Cybersecurity Framework delivered through the restaurant operator’s lens. Provides quick overviews of:
Digital Security 201
The in-depth guide to applying the best digital security protocols in restaurants
This updated resource incorporates the newest additions to the NIST 1.1 Framework including
Digital Security 201 is sponsored by Dell Technologies.