Ocado has signed a three-year deal with an online security supplier to safeguard customer data across the retailer’s mobile and desktop platforms.
The grocery etailer has partnered with the software provider Namogoo, which was featured as one of Retail Week’s start-ups of the week last year, to ensure that Ocado customer data is protected.
The online retailer’s deal with the cyber security start-up is intended to protect shopper data from client-side injected malware (CSIM), which could corrupt a customer’s online account with malware on their mobile, tablet or desktop device.
Head of marketing and insight for grocery Thomas Thomaidis said the tie-up was part of a plan to be “proactive when considering how we protect our customers”.
Ocado reported a 65.3% surge in profits to £11.6m in its full-year results in February, which chief executive Tim Steiner attributed to its “clear focus on innovation and customer service”.