The hospitality industry is a favorite for hackers, as recent reports indicate that hotels are the most breached type of business. “Hackers love hospitality,” said John Bell, founder of security consulting firm Ajontech, LLC, in an interview with HT. This statement is corroborated by Verizon’s 2016 Data Breach Investigations Report, which states, “nearly three quarters (74%) of all threats to security in the hospitality industry involved POS intrusions. And they accounted for 95% of breaches, where data was confirmed stolen.” Unfortunately, however, when asked what their companies are doing to protect payment data, the results are troubling. According to Hospitality Technology’s 2017 Lodging Technology Study, 74% of hotels do not have breach protection and less than half use end-to-end encryption for cardholder data (49%) or use tokenization at the card swipe (46%). Get the full story at Hospitality Magazine Download the Hospitality Technology’s 2017 Lodging Technology study at Hospitality Technology (free registration)