2014 copyright Hospitality Upgrade

by Ryan Ward

According to the Data Breach Investigation Report, the hospitality industry grabbed the top spot for the most data breaches in both 2011 and 2012. Released in April, the results for 2013 show this ranking remains unchanged. The industry snapshots, aimed at helping organizations understand the anatomy of a data breach and how to best provide protection, offered an in-depth view of the financial services, health care, retail and hospitality sectors. Ranking behind the retail industry is, in my opinion, embarrassing.

It was interesting that 76 percent of all industry breaches were based on weak or stolen password credentials. That’s why in the Summer 2014 issue of Hospitality Upgrade (“Tips for Password Security That Actually Work”) you’ll learn some valuable tips on how to establish a corporate password management program that really works.

We’ve included four of the seven tips shared in the current issue of Hospitality Upgrade, Summer 2014 issue.

Tip No.1: Multiple Passwords Are Just Mean

Tip No.2: Make Passwords Difficult to Crack

Tip No.3: Implement One Policy on All of Your Systems

Tip No.6: Using Single Sign-on

To read the full article: http://www.hospitalityupgrade.com/_magazine/MagazineArticles/Tips-for-Password-Security-That-Actually-Work.asp

From Ryan Ward’s article on Data Security and Password Management, “Tips for Password Security that Actually Work,” from the Summer 2014 issue of Hospitality Upgrade magazine.

Top 25 Worst Passwords of 2013, from Splashdatahttp://www.hospitalityupgrade.com/_magazine/MagazineArticles/Top25-Worst-Passwords-of-2013.asp