According to a recent Thematic Intelligence report, global travel and tourism industries have been hit with increasing cyberattacks.
As the industry implements new technologies such as cloud, artificial intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT), travelers have more of their personal information online than ever before. However, with increased digitalization comes greater vulnerability to cyber threats, making cybersecurity a top priority for companies operating in the lodging and aviation sectors.
Key highlights from the report include:
- The travel and tourism sector ranked third in cyberattack incidents according to the report, making it one of the most susceptible industries.
- The growing sophistication of cyberattacks requires comprehensive cybersecurity strategies that go beyond post-attack investigations or compliance obligations.
- Contingency planning and post-breach responses are crucial to safeguarding personal data and minimizing damage to consumers.
- Companies should invest in managed security services, risk & compliance services and post-breach responses to stay ahead of vulnerabilities and meet compliance requirements.
- Online travel booking is accelerating, but this has also made the industry an attractive target for cybercriminals.