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Retailers launch Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center

Arlington, Va. - The Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA), along with several retail brands, has launched the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC), the centerpiece of which is a Retail Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Retail-ISAC).

Retailers participating in the initiative are American Eagle Outfitters; Gap Inc.; J. C. Penney Company Inc.; Lowe's Companies, Inc.; Nike, Inc.; Safeway, Inc.; Target Corporation; VF Corporation; and Walgreen Company. Through new program, retailers are sharing cyber threat information among themselves and, via analysts, with public and private stakeholders, such as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Secret Service and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. The R-CISC will also provide advanced training and education and research resources for retailers.