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8/27/2019
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6 Ways Airlines and Hotels Can Keep Their Networks Secure

As recent news can attest, travel and hospitality companies are prime targets for cybercriminals. Here are six privacy and security tips that can help lock down privacy and security.
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Airlines and Hotels Need to Own Their Data

Companies need to take responsibility for their data, says Bob Diachenko, the security researcher who discovered the recent hack on Choice Hotels and heads up cyberthreat intelligence at Security Discovery. 'Even if a company uses a third party, it's responsible,' he says. Companies should use analytics to verify what's happening on their networks so they can make critical decisions, Diachenko adds.

Companies also need to be clear on what data they're sharing, whether with third parties, customers, or social media, Webroot's Dufour adds. They need to be clear on how long they're sharing data, where it'll be stored, and for how long. In addition, companies should share only the most necessary data. For example, it may not be necessary to share a person's name when a ZIP code will do the trick. 

Image Source: Adobe Stock: penguiiin

Airlines and Hotels Need to Own Their Data

Companies need to take responsibility for their data, says Bob Diachenko, the security researcher who discovered the recent hack on Choice Hotels and heads up cyberthreat intelligence at Security Discovery. "Even if a company uses a third party, it's responsible," he says. Companies should use analytics to verify what's happening on their networks so they can make critical decisions, Diachenko adds.

Companies also need to be clear on what data they're sharing, whether with third parties, customers, or social media, Webroot's Dufour adds. They need to be clear on how long they're sharing data, where it'll be stored, and for how long. In addition, companies should share only the most necessary data. For example, it may not be necessary to share a person's name when a ZIP code will do the trick.

Image Source: Adobe Stock: penguiiin

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