Aside from panic attacks and sleepless nights, a deluge of frightening cyber security statistics accomplishes very little if it’s not accompanied by actionable items to better prepare your organization.

This is why we teamed up with cyber defense experts Armor and Venza to create an infographic that summarizes some critical best practices to strengthen your security procedures and maximize data stability.

The Lay of the Land
2017 has been a banner year for threat actors targeting the hospitality industry. Compared to the second half of 2016, 2017 has seen a 13 percent increase in data breaches. Perhaps even more concerning, there has been a 164 percent increase in stolen, lost or compromised records for the same time comparison.

This upward trend in cyber attacks does not appear to be slowing anytime soon. With a seemingly endless stream of new techniques and tools like WannaCrypt and EternalBlue being utilized with greater frequency and effect, a handful of best practices can help minimize an organization’s exposure to these escalating threats.

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A Multifaceted Approach to Best Practices
The hospitality IT environment is composed of three primary vectors, each having a unique set of best practices for cyber security measures in the hospitality industry: user, website and systems.



Software and Systems

Although the digital environment will only continue to grow in complexity, inevitably accompanied by an increase in scope and frequency of hotel cybersecurity threats, these best practices can better prepare you for a dangerous, volatile IT environment. Ensuring your hotel’s IT team is adequately prepared will prevent costly future threats to protect both your guests and organization.





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