A major problem with cybersecurity is complacency, because as businesses we receive so many cyber threats it's difficult to know which one is a priority, what is the impact and where should you focus your limited resources?
Barely a week goes by without news of a major cyber-attack being reported, and the stakes have never been higher it seems.
Data theft has become commonplace; the scale of ransom demands have risen steadily; and cumulatively the environment in which businesses must operate is becoming increasingly hostile.
While businesses in the hospitality industry don’t have the same volume of transactions as sectors like retail, actually per customer they collect substantially more personal data and the transactions are generally larger.
Small businesses in the UK are the target of an estimated 65,000 attempted cyber- attacks every day, according to new figures from a study from Hiscox, a specialist insurer.
Scams and cyber-attacks have become a fact of life for businesses in the UK. Firms are being targeted with bogus phone calls and emails by scammers trying to steal money, confidential data or sensitive information.
Marketers are unabashed in their use of technology solutions, increasingly depending on various applications to help automate, measure, communicate, optimise and analyse marketing activities.
Schools have today become increasingly reliant on technology to help run their administration and educational programmes. And with digital transformation and the growth of the internet they have created so many more effective ways for schools to work and for students and teachers to communicate with one another.
With billions of people across the world entrusting healthcare organisations to protect their identities, to keep their medical records secure, it has become crucial for the industry to have the right cybersecurity solution in place to manage the threats and risks of a malicious cyberattack.
There are increasing concerns relating to the scale and frequency of attacks on data and devices in the healthcare industry.
Breaches can have severe consequences, reduce patient trust, cripple health systems and threaten patient care.
The simple truth is that there are a growing number of cybersecurity and data privacy problems affecting the hospitality industry, with some recent high-profile breaches.