Cybersecurity for the Hotel Industry

By Michaela Wehrle on 29/01/2021

Cybersecurity in the Hotel Industry

Do You Know Your Risk in Case of a Phishing Attack?

More than half of all cyberattacks are phishing attacks!

Cybersecurity in the Hotel Industry is a hot topic. Hackers and cyber criminals use a variety of new tactics and primarily use psychological mechanisms to carry out their attacks as efficiently as possible. Technological security measures like anti-virus programs, firewalls, threat defense appliances are already the first step in the right direction. However, cyber criminals can still access relevant data through social engineering by exploiting human behaviour.

Manipulation attempts are based on psychological “leverage”

  • Curiosity
  • Pressure/fear (time pressure)
  • Authority

Phishing emails are becoming more and more professional

  • 97% of users cannot recognize a sophisticated phishing e-mail
  • only 3% of users report phishing emails to management

Phishing only one of many threats, as numerous headlines in recent history demonstrate. Take action before becoming the new headline.

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Michaela Wherle

About the author

Michaela Wehrle mwehrle@horwathhtl.com