How Retail Security Can Welcome IoT Innovations Without Putting Customers at Risk

MARK STONE | March 11, 2020

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Retail businesses, from mom-and-pop shops to major department stores, are investing heavily in technology to enhance the in-store experience. With the imminent arrival of mainstream 5G, smarter systems are expected to dominate the retail space as the internet of things (IoT) expands. But as we know from connected device deployments in other sectors, such as financial services and healthcare, the IoT is fraught with security vulnerabilities. For retail security, the risks of deploying IoT devices are no less dire. As organizations rely more on the IoT to enable internet connection at every stage of the retail process, protecting IoT infrastructure is critical. Getting on board with the right mindset can go a long way toward achieving a win-win for retail security.

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PubNub is a secure global Data Stream Network (DSN) and easy to use API that enables our customers to connect, scale, and manage realtime applications and IoT devices. With over 70 SDKs for every platform, 250ms worldwide data transfer times, and scalability for hundreds of millions of devices, PubNub’s unique infrastructure gives you the ability to easily connect and operate world-class realtime applications and IoT devices. PubNub is headquartered in San Francisco. PubNub now supports over 2000 customers globally, touching over 330 million devices per month across 15 data centers (with 1/4 second latency and 99.999% SLAs). We¹re further on pace to surpass 2 trillion message transactions as of January 2016. Customers include Lyft, Delphi, Insteon, Wink, Logitech, Plantronics, Coca-Cola, McDonalds, CBS, Yahoo and more.

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