The hotel industry has long been at the heart of the cyber-threat landscape, with its supply chain, security and compliance processes and the potential for infection.
As such, the hotel supply chain has long posed a challenge for cyber-security firms looking to identify and prevent attacks.
In 2017, the National Cybersecurity Center published a comprehensive report outlining the supply chain vulnerabilities and solutions, and its authors recommend that hotels and supply companies adopt cybersecurity practices that will help them reduce the risk of cyber-attacks.
The report, entitled “How to Keep the World Safe from Viruses: The Hotel Supply Industry,” identifies six steps to take to protect supply chains and supply chains, including by implementing an internal risk-management framework and implementing policies and procedures that mitigate risks to supply chains.
In addition, the report recommends a series of actions that companies can take to reduce the threat of infection and increase the supply chains ability to provide services and protect supplychains.
According to the report, cyber-insurgency threats can strike at hotels, hotels supply chains or both.
The report says that hotels, as the largest single supplier of supply chains for many international customers, have been targeted by several recent cyber-activities, and some have been hit particularly hard.
The problem with this is that there is no single answer to the supply-chain vulnerability problem.
Instead, several steps must be taken to ensure that hotels do not suffer from cyber-exploitation attacks, and that they protect the supply systems they are supplying.
The hotel supply chains are highly interconnected and highly vulnerable to attacks.
There are numerous ways that supply chains can be compromised and they are interconnected with many other organizations.
As a result, the supply companies have to have a holistic approach to their security.
They must protect supply systems and supply systems supply systems from attacks that are directed at hotel supply systems.
The supply chains also have to protect against a range of cyber activities, from viruses and ransomware to botnets, malware, and other sophisticated malware.
The supply chain of a hotel is not just an external supply chain but also an internal supply chain that is a critical part of a supply chain for the hotels.
According to the National Center for Cybersecurity Research, hotels are among the most trusted businesses in the world, with over 10 million hotels worldwide having customer satisfaction scores that are more than twice that of other companies.
This is because the hotels are used by the largest group of consumers in the country.
As hotels become more popular, this loyalty drives demand for more rooms and they must provide secure facilities that can withstand these pressures.
According the report by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), there are a number of key areas that are critical to preventing supply chain attacks, including:In addition to these security practices, hotels must also implement measures to mitigate the risk to supply chain systems.
This includes by implementing internal risk management frameworks and procedures, by implementing policies that mitigate risk to the hotel’s supply chain and by using technology and practices to reduce their exposure to cyber-activity.
The National Institute for Standards and Technologies (NISET) published its 2017 Cybersecurity Supply Chain report in November, 2017, and has been working on the report for more than a year.
The team has developed a framework for hotel supply-chains and an integrated risk management system that will enable hotels to protect the supplies they are currently providing to customers.
According the report’s authors, the key components of the security framework are:An external risk management framework, which addresses threats that are external to the hotels supply chainAn integrated risk- management system, which is a comprehensive approach to protecting supply chains from cyber threatsAn integrated security posture, which identifies and mitigates vulnerabilities in hotel supply processes and systemsThe report identifies six key actions that hotels should take to secure supply chains:1.
Implement an internal Risk Management Framework that provides a clear framework for the hotel to mitigate any threats to its supply chains;2.
Implement policies and practices that mitigate the risks to its suppliers supply chains3.
Create a comprehensive security posture that identifies and evaluates all cyber risks in supply chains to determine whether they are related to the suppliers supply chain;4.
Implement a security-centric risk management strategy that identifies vulnerabilities in supply systems to reduce risk to suppliers supply systems5.
Implement effective cyber security protocols, including policies and methods that are able to protect hotel supply components from being used by cyber-capable attackers;6.
Ensure that the supply system has a holistic and comprehensive approach and that these security-related processes are coordinated and monitored.