4 Measures Hotels Can Take to Protect their Data

Publish Date:

Tuesday, September 19, 2017 1:09 pm EDT

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Hospitality Technology

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While the number of data breaches has decreased by about 10 percent nationally this year, a recent IBM report shows that the size of individual breaches has grown by 1.8 percent. This includes more than 24,000 compromised records, proving that when breaches do occur, they occur on a very large scale. This is due, in part, to hackers changing the way they attack, making it much more difficult to detect a breach. 

The time it takes to detect a breach is the biggest threat to the hospitality industry, and unfortunately faster detection has not progressed much over the past few years. According to the same IBM report, it takes about 191 days to detect a breach, down only slightly from a 201 days in 2016. Hackers quickly gain confidence when their malware is installed and remains undetected for a long period of time, allowing them to turn their attention towards the property management and central reservation systems in hotels.  

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