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Taking Action Against a Common Threat in the Hospitality Industry
Mar 06, 2018
Hospitality Technology magazine recently published an article concerning the vulnerability of POS systems in hospitality. Whether restaurant, hotel or resort, the attacks are generally focused the hospitality organization’s Point-of-Sale (POS) systems.
What can you do to protect your business?
Take measures to gain visibility, and to better understand what threats may be hiding in the network. Maintain ongoing visibility for things like misconfigurations or exposed credentials that may provide unwarranted access to your on-site servers. These vulnerabilities can cause widespread infection. The use of real-time detection technology gives you an upper hand in detecting any movement of potential threats.
Real-time visibility should include insight into network, user vulnerabilities, and it should show and analyze the movement of new or old threats entering the network. Information security teams must be able to identify known and unknown threats without the need for signatures that could delay taking preventative action.
What’s the risk without taking action?
The risks, to name a few, include the loss of customer data, significant financial ramifications, and the resulting loss of business reputation should a breach occur. Taking the appropriate action for attack prevention and detection is worthwhile.