Retailers Join Cybersecurity Exercise

A training and decision-making session will focus on cybersecurity communication and coordination.

April 26, 2021

Technology and people

ALEXANDRIA, Va.—NACS and Conexxus have joined top trade associations in the retail, hospitality and travel industry to support a cybersecurity exercise designed for the retail, hospitality and travel industries.

The free exercise, EX-RH2021, takes place virtually in June 2021 and is coordinated by the Retail & Hospitality ISAC (RH-ISAC) and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA). A training session will help participants get the most out of the exercise and challenge their decision-making coordination.

The exercise is designed for companies with information security teams and capabilities of all sizes and ranges of competence. The exercise scenario will contemplate the impacts of compromised information and operational technology, including point-of-sale and reservation/property management systems.  

“Together, with CISA and key trade associations, we’ll be able to mature our enterprise security activities as well as our collective coordination,” said Suzie Squier, president of RH-ISAC.

EX-RH2021 will incorporate coordination between the retail, hospitality and travel sectors, the U.S. government and federal law enforcement agencies to inform key aspects of incident management and coordination for participants when real-world situations occur. 

NACS retailer members who want more information on the exercise or to register should contact NACS Vice President of Strategic Industry Initiatives Jeff Lenard or Conexxus Managing Director Linda Toth