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Last year, hackers checked into more hotel networks than those of financial institutions or any other industry. And breaches weren't discovered for an average of 156 days, according to a new report based on real-world attacks worldwide.
Stealing confidential information from members of the hospitality industry is a lucrative business for hackers. And they can do a lot of damage during the five months they go unnoticed.
Besides reselling the merchandise they've illegally purchased through "eBay" type avenues, they often sell the stolen card data on the Internet. They even sell the methodology of the exploit that can lead to further exploits on the same merchant by different hackers.
Data loss prevention from the inside, as well as from the outside, can help your organization avoid damage to your reputation and brand, loss of customers, loss of competitive information, violations of the law and the consequences of non-compliance, legal liability, and the escalating costs of notification and clean up.
At InfoSight, we understand the hospitality industry and know what risks you face.
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The hospitality industry is an umbrella term for a wide range of service organizations whose goal is to establish a relationship or to promote an exchange of goods and services between those who give hospitality (hosts) and those who receive it (guests). Restaurant management, lodging management, recreational management, travel and tourism, meeting and convention planning and institutional management are examples of the different sectors that make up the hospitality industry. These organizations provide a variety of services including food, lodging, transportation, entertainment and event planning, cruise and travel planning to name a few. The hospitality industry is a 3.5 trillion dollar service sector within the global economy and it continues to grow. As a multi-billion dollar industry, it mostly depends on the availability of leisure time and disposable income.
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