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Major U.S. retailers including Target, Wallgreens, JC Penny, are banding together to create a network to share cyberattack information. The Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center is aiming to keep retailers ahead of emerging threats with some help from the FBI and Department of Homeland Security.

Is this a step in the right direction for retailers?

Listen to episode 146 of our security slice podcast and hear Tim Erlin, Lamar Bailey and Tyler Reguly discuss the differences between the R-CISC and ISAC, the limitations of information sharing, and why this initiative will leave small businesses behind.

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