IT Security Council

The IT Security Council is open to retail sector cybersecurity leaders and technical experts within NRF retail member companies who exchange information on current cyber threats and industry best practices. The goal of the council is to provide a platform for members to engage with industry, academic and government stakeholders on cybersecurity issues of specific interest to the retail sector.


The council convenes virtually and meets in-person at Retail’s Big Show, held in New York City each January, and at the security-focused NRF PROTECT.


The NRF IT Security Council is open to cybersecurity leaders and technical experts within NRF retail member companies, such as CISOs, VPs, directors, senior managers in information security, IT, compliance and loss prevention, or at NRF’s discretion.

Cyber Resources

NRF is updating and improving the online discussion forum exclusively for council members to facilitate interaction on critical business challenges throughout the year. Stay tuned for more information!

How to join

To join the ITSC or learn more about NRF’s technology-focused activities, contact Christian Beckner, NRF’s vice president, retail technology and cybersecurity.

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NRF IT Security Council interest form

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