Marriott Breach Shows Importance of Digital Security

6 December 2018

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The Starwood hack wasn't the first data breach at a major hotel chain, and it won't be the last. As the meetings and events sector becomes increasingly digitalized, so too does the risk increase when it comes to cybersecurity.

The reveal last week of a long-lasting security breach inside Marriott's Starwood Hotels & Resorts should act as a reminder of what is important in the post-GDPR world we all live in.

Check out our coverage below on the impact of the breach on Marriott and Starwood hotels, and what it means for the greater travel industry.

For meetings and events, expect even stronger vetting of technology partners and venues in the near future. A series of lawsuits over the next few years is going to help set a precedent for how giant corporations respond to data breaches going forward.

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