Food is a necessity—and because grocers of all sizes have digitized their business practices—a compromised grocery store can create not just inconvenience and lost sales, but also real public health threats and food shortages. Like retailers, food chains have spent years dealing with data breaches and ensuing litigation. Now radio-frequency identification (RFID) sensors and other IoT sensors are exposing grocers to increasing DDoS attacks on IoT devices, a problem compounded by IoT manufacturers’ ongoing slowness in implementing security standards. As a result, research firm Forrester expects cyber-criminals to target these systems with ever-increasing sophistication, as well as to continue ransomware attacks on POS systems. Having a MSSP in place is a necessity.