It’s been more than a year since the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) breach that exposed the personal information of millions of U.S. Federal workers. You’ve probably seen the news – the breach exposed personal information from a jaw-dropping 22 million people including finger prints, social security numbers and other private information. Victims included current and former Federal employees, retirees, contractors and others who had undergone Federal background checks. It brought to light the need for extreme vigilance in today’s cyber world.
Today’s social media landscape presents an easy target for cybercriminals. According to a post by Heimdal Security, approximately 600,000 Facebook accounts are compromised daily, and one in 10 social media users have said they’ve been a victim of cybercrime. Why? Because a user trusts the friend that allegedly posted the link they clicked on.
Hotels and their guests have become increasingly frequent targets for cybercriminals. Recognizable names to suffer attacks over the past year include Hilton Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Trump Hotel Collection, Starwood Hotel Group and Rosen Hotels and Resorts, which suffered a major data breach after failing to spot an unauthorized cyber intrusion for more than 17 months!