Responding to Hotel Data Breaches

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Data breaches are at an all time high, up 45 percent from 2016, and hotels are a prime target. Accommodations, which includes hotels and restaurants, top the list for point-of-sale cyber breaches with the average cost of investigations being $735,000, increasing in cost based on the size of the company. Hotel owners and managers need to be…

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Hotels Under Cyber Attack: IHG Data Breach

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The InterContinental Hotels Group (IHG), which owns thousands of hotels worldwide, disclosed earlier this month that a credit card breach impacted at least a dozen of its properties. This is just the latest cyber attack that has hit some of the largest hotel and hospitality chains over the past years – from Kimpton Hotels to…

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Hackers Targeting Hotel Ransomware Attacks


Imagine it’s check-in or check-out time at your hotel on a Saturday right before a holiday and the entire computer system is locked. Kaput. Smiles and sorrys aren’t doing the trick. The “server reboot to the rescue” doesn’t get business up-and-running.  In fact, it turns out that your software has been attacked by ransomware—a nasty…

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Olympic Cyber Attack on the Athletes

If you listened to our interview with Gabriella Coleman, you know that cyber liability is of particular interest to us. That’s why today’s news about the cyber attack into the medical information of some of the top US Olympic athletes caught our eye immediately.

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In the News: HEI Hotels Data Breach

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According to Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report, the “Accommodations” industry topped the lists of number of security incidents and number of confirmed breaches with compromised data. One of the most recent victims was HEI Hotels & Resorts, an owner and manager of more than 50 high end hotel properties around the US. Franchisees are…

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Cyber Security is All About People, Not Computers

January 27, 2015 was not a good day for the health insurance company Anthem. That morning a computer system administrator discovered that someone was using his security credentials to log into the company system. Over 80 million people had their names, social security numbers, and other sensitive information stolen in the breach. Not a good…

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