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Strategies for Preventing a Cyber-Attack/Hack

PDF 2016 InnSpire Conference & Trade Show
Monterey, CA
February 2, 2016

Lara A. H. Shortz presented on “Strategies for Preventing a Cyber-Attack/Hack” at the 2016 InnSpire Conference & Trade Show in Monterey, CA, on Tuesday, February 2nd. During this presentation, they examined how members of the hospitality industry can implement relatively simple yet effective procedures to safeguard against cyber-attacks. Small businesses, especially in the hospitality industry, are consistently rated as primary targets of cyber-attacks. These attacks can be both external as well as internal, and therefore, maintaining a comprehensive security system, along with up-to-date policies and procedures, is critical. They discussed how to maintain compliance with the most recent laws relative to cyber security, new credit card systems, and best practices for training employees on how to properly dispose of sensitive data and respond to a cyber-attack.