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February 14, 2017
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If your Valentine’s Day celebration includes a weekend away in a hotel, keep a close eye on your credit card statements – you may not feel the love for long.
According to the 2016 Trustwave Global Security Report, the global hospitality industry has the second largest share of breach incidents. Both large chains and single properties are affected by hotel data breach incidents.
Point-of-sale (POS) malware is one of the biggest source of stolen payment cards for cyber criminals but there is lots of other information to target as well.
Hotels have massive databases of confidential information from guests used for booking rooms and/or making payments at hotel shops. Names, addresses, credit card data, passport information, personal preferences, and medical data can all be used for identify theft and account fraud.
At the same time, the interconnection of computerized systems means that when cyber criminals breach a network they may be able to affect structural parts of the hotel too, such as door locks, heating and air, and electrical.
Hotels have always provided rigorous physical security for their guests, and now it’s important to show that all property including confidential information is secure.
Here is how hotels can better protect customer data, and reduce the risk of data breach and hotel fraud:
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