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8/27/2019
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Steve Zurier
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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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Take Advantage of Public Threat-Intel Websites 

The Choice Hotels breach was discovered when Security Discovery's Diachenko was combing through the search engine BinaryEdge, which he likes to call the 'new Google.' BinaryEdge scans the Internet and collects data that can be transformed into threat intelligence feeds or security reports. There are also other sites, such as Shodan, which indexes all the IP addresses for IoT devices across the Internet; Censys, which scans the Internet so the scientific community can more accurately study it; and IVRE, an open source framework for network reconnaissance.  

Webroot's Dufour agrees that these sites are valuable, pointing out that these tools identify whether a company is communicating with malicious IP addresses.


Image Source: Adobe Stock: leowolfert

Take Advantage of Public Threat-Intel Websites

The Choice Hotels breach was discovered when Security Discovery's Diachenko was combing through the search engine BinaryEdge, which he likes to call the "new Google." BinaryEdge scans the Internet and collects data that can be transformed into threat intelligence feeds or security reports. There are also other sites, such as Shodan, which indexes all the IP addresses for IoT devices across the Internet; Censys, which scans the Internet so the scientific community can more accurately study it; and IVRE, an open source framework for network reconnaissance.

Webroot's Dufour agrees that these sites are valuable, pointing out that these tools identify whether a company is communicating with malicious IP addresses.

Image Source: Adobe Stock: leowolfert

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