Summer Travels…? Be Aware!

Summer Travels…? Be Aware!

Marriott International, Delta Airlines, WhatsApp – these firms are proof-positive that companies and businesses associated with travel, are targets.  Credit card data is plentiful in travel-related businesses. It’s not that these businesses are any less ‘protected’ than other industries, it’s that they are ‘target rich’…lots of data out there to be had by the Bad Guys!

Take note:  40% of all data breaches for 2017-18 were reported as involving credit card data, according to the 2019 Trustwave Global Security Report. The data breaches analyzed used attacks such as phishing/social engineering, malicious insiders, and misconfigurations.

And those numbers probably don’t include hundreds of incidents that go unreported in an effort to avoid negative publicity.

There is one thing that is certain – as you know: Data breaches are here, and will continue well into the future.  And while the travel industry is taking great strides to protect your data, your travels do also make YOU and YOUR COMPANY a Target!

Have FUN on your travels this Summer, but…be aware!

SPEAKING OF TRAVELS….ICMCP has some Great Summer Destinations for You!

^ California in July:  ICMCP Summit WEST – July 31 @ Palo Alto Networks

^ Atlanta in Sept:  ICMCP 2019 National Conference – September 16-18 @ The Westin-Buckhead

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