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How to Proactively Address Cyber Threats

Cyber threats is on everyone’s mind – the government, large corporations, and mid- to small-sized businesses across many industries – and rightly so. Last year was the worst year for cyber threats so far, with 740 million data files potentially viewed or stolen worldwide, according to a report, “Records Exposed Hit New High in 2013, [...]

Wyndham Data Breach Update: Court Upholds FTC’s Right to Sue Hotel

Over the past couple of years, we’ve have been following and blogging about the data breach that occurred at Wyndham Hotel Group and the resulting lawsuit that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed against the hotelier. We feel this is a very important issue because of the escalating risks of cyber attacks and the potential [...]

Cyber Risks, Privacy Management Rank High in Top Risks Among Execs

New researched based on a survey conducted by global consulting firm Proviti and North Carolina State University’s ERM Initiative highlights a host of significant risk drivers contributing to the risk dialogue taking place in boardrooms and executive offices throughout public and private companies in the United States. More than 370 board members and executives across [...]

More Reason for Cyber Liability Insurance: Hotel Mobile Bookings to Spike in 2014

Last month in our blog, in our discussion on cyber risk management, we cited that hotels and motels accounted for 9% of all data breaches last year. This figure is according to data made available in Trustwave’s 2013 Global Security Report. With the rise in mobile use for hotel bookings, increased implementation of cloud computing, [...]

Hotel Risk Management: Bracing for Data Breaches

In the past, we’ve discussed the fact that increasingly more companies are stepping up their efforts to stem cyber attacks and data breaches with preventative measures. Additionally, large and small organizations are realizing the need for Cyber Liability insurance to help protect company assets in the event of a breach. In fact, many in the [...]

Cyber Risks, Data Breaches on the Rise; More Purchasing Insurance to Cover Exposure

Whether it’s a large corporation, a government agency, or small business, news of cyber security risks today is an everyday occurrence. Recently, the New York Times website was maliciously attacked by a group known as the “Syrian Electronic Army”, and although this isn’t what most companies have to worry about, it is a new twist [...]

Cyber Security Issue at Wyndham Hotels in Court Over FTC’s Authority

In July 2012, in our blog we discussed Wyndham Hotel Group’s cyber security breaches that took place from 2008-2010 and affected more than 500,000 customers, and the resulting lawsuit brought against the hotel giant by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). The FTC had alleged that misrepresentations were made in relation to the types of security measures the group had [...]

Network Security and Privacy Issues for Hospitality Industry

Travel and hospitality is the world’s largest industry, with the World Travel and Tourism Council predicting revenues in excess of $15 trillion by 2017. Over 50% of all travel reservations are now made online, including hotel reservations, with data collected and stored that may include: names, addresses, personal email addresses, and of course, financial data [...]