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RILA Joins Chamber in Launch of Cybersecurity Leadership Council

The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA) announced a partnership with the US Chamber of Commerce and other leading trade associations in the launch of the Cybersecurity Leadership Council, a forum for businesses and associations to promote global cybersecurity policy through the use of best practices and market based solutions.

Referring to the retail community’s push for collaboration across industries to advocate for effective cybersecurity solutions, Nicholas Ahrens, vice president of privacy and cybersecurity, said, “The proliferation and growing sophistication of cyber attacks has proven that no institution or industry will be spared, and our best defense is to collaborate and implement the most innovative solutions in order to safeguard our respective industries and customers.”

“Retailers are committed to working across industries to enhance sharing, utilize best practices to improve cyber hygiene, and advance common-sense legislation in Washington that will help us safeguard our customers in the event of a cyber attack,” Ahrens added.

According to RILA, last year in response to the increased number and sophistication of attacks against the retail industry, RILA launched the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC), an independent organization designed to facilitate information sharing and promote cyber threat analysis among retailers and law enforcement.

RILA is the trade association of the world’s largest and most innovative retail companies. Its members include more than 200 retailers, product manufacturers and service suppliers which together account for more than $1.5 trillion in annual sales, millions of American jobs and more than 100,000 stores, manufacturing facilities and distribution centers domestically and abroad.

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