The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC), home of the Retail ISAC, Washington, D.C., formed an Advisory Council tasked with gathering together leading trade associations representing merchant industries to provide a broader perspective across priorities and visibility on key cybersecurity issues.

The goal of the Advisory Council is to have a unified voice for merchants in the cybersecurity space. The organizations will collaborate on educational resources, building trust in the community and other initiatives.

“Retailers, restaurants, hotels and consumer-facing industries are intent on protecting their customers and their companies from cyber threat actors and groups. The R-CISC Advisory Council was formed to unite the advocates for these industries, as well as our strategic partners, with the common goal of providing a forum for discussion on cybersecurity issues and allowing for streamlined messaging on them from our industries,” says Suzie Squier, executive director of R-CISC.