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.

NRF Center for Digital Risk and Innovation
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The NRF Center for Digital Risk & Innovation is our hub for engagement on key technology issues that have significant policy and risk management implications for the global retail industry.


NRF PROTECT addressed changing threats with new strategies, identified top retail security priorities and discussed tools to help combat retail crime in an ever-changing environment.

Miss the event? Check out our show recap below where you can view imagery, blog posts and video highlights from NRF PROTECT 2023.

The next NRF PROTECT will commence June 4-6, 2024 in Long Beach, CA. Be a part of it by becoming an exhibitor or sponsor.

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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

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NRF AI Working Group

The NRF AI Working Group is a retail members-only working group that provides feedback on proposed AI legislation and regulations, advises NRF on developing common principles and guidelines for retail uses of AI, and helps NRF educate policymakers and the media on how retailers are using AI-enabled technology to improve their operations and better serve customers.

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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 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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