The Marriott breach underscores how companies fail to price in the risk of poor data security. In the age of GDPR, that could be an expensive failure.
In-brief: Twenty US hotels operated by HEI Hotel & Resorts on behalf of Starwood, Marriott, Hyatt and Intercontinental are the victims of a hack focused on point of sale systems, media reports say.
In-brief: Verizon said in its 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report that it found no “real world” data on cyber incidents tied to Internet of Things technologies. Really?
In-brief: security researcher Matthew Garrett of the firm COREOS found that software-based lighting controls in his London hotel room, which had replaced mechanical light switches, could be easily hacked, giving him the ability to control lighting in any room in the facility.
In-brief: The Federal Trade Commission announced that it has reached a deal with Wyndham Hotels stemming from a string of data breaches that resulted in some $10 million in fraudulent charges. The hotel chain agreed to improve its information security practices.