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Eliminate Wireless Loopholes for Solid PCI Compliance and Data Safety | In This Issue | Hospitality Technology: Technology Resource for Restaurant/Lodging Executives

Posted in PCI by ebs4pos on July 11, 2009

Eliminate Wireless Loopholes for Solid PCI Compliance and Data Safety

Cameron Pumphrey, Director of IT, Magic Brands

The state of data theft is out of control. According to Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, a non-profit consumer advocacy organization, in 2009 there have been 141 major data breaches in the U.S., culminating in millions of stolen personal records. Since tracking began in 2005, the total approximation of stolen data records is an astonishing 262 million. As one would expect, many of these organizations are in the hospitality and food service industry. For example, the Wyndham Hotels and Resorts fell victim to a hacker that stole more than 21,000 records in February 2009. In March 2008, a major supermarket chain had all 165 of its stores hacked; the criminals got away with more than 4.2 million credit card numbers. This list goes on and on.

via Eliminate Wireless Loopholes for Solid PCI Compliance and Data Safety | In This Issue | Hospitality Technology: Technology Resource for Restaurant/Lodging Executives.

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