How to Prevent Data Breaches At Your Hotel


banner-blogHotel industry world-wide has earned the reputation of being one of the most vulnerable victims of guest credit card data theft. Cyber criminals attack hotel database and other systems seeking guests’ personal and financial information like credit card details and all. In such a scenario, hoteliers should adopt PA DSS Compliant Hotel ERP to safeguard their networks and guests’ details from hackers.

Data thefts at Hotels

Investigations have revealed that guests’ credit card data stored in point of sale and property management systems are quite easy targets in events of breaches. According to Trustwave Global Security report, in 2015, point of sale was breached in 45% and in 64% of cases credit card data were compromised in the hospitality sector. More than 12 incidences of data thefts were reported from 2010 to 2015. Read More

Published in: IDS Next

By: Manoj Mohanty

 

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Technology is making greater and greater inroads into our lives. Right from when we wake up in the morning to when we head to sleep – we cannot imagine a life without the gadgets and gizmos that make life easy and interesting. When we travel and stay in hotels, our expectations are no different. We expect all the technological amenities we easily access at home if not more. The hospitality industry in increasingly accessing technology to wow guests, optimize their use of manpower, control hotel functions in an integrated manner and on the whole reduce costs while increasing efficiency. This blog is meant to track these technological changes happening in the hospitality sector. The growing move towards sophisticated hotel ERP, the growing use of cloud computing, the rapidly changing customer facing devices – smart phones and iPads, the increasing security concerns and more. Expect to find interesting articles, whitepapers, thoughts, and observations. Feel free to comment and even mail us content that you don’t mind posted here. Happy reading!
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