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11 things to do to decrease chances of a malware infection at your restaurant.

Increasingly, hackers have figured out how to customize all types of malware in order to fly under the radar of signature-based detection platforms – thus avoiding detection much more frequently than before. 

Here we offer 11 strategies to significantly decrease your chance of opening the door to malware.

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Benefits of Providing WiFi Access in Restaurants.

How WiFi can  help boost profits at your restaurant.

Internet access won't make up for poor food and service, but giving customers access to the internet can certainly boost profits. Find out what the real benefits of providing guest WiFi access are.

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Risks to Restaurants

Statistics show the risk and potential impact:

  • $75,000: average cost to a restaurant for a data breach
  • 50 percent: percentage of restaurants who will go out of business within one year of a breach
  • 1 in 8: number of restaurants that will suffer a breach event within the next two years
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Restaurants are Perfect Targets for Data and Network Security Threats

McDonalds and Starbucks introduce Wi-Fi filtering across their stores.

McDonalds is the largest fast-food chain in the United States, operating more than 14,000 restaurants. Starbucks is the largest coffee shop chain in the United States, with more than 12,200 outlets in the U.S.

Due to the size of the chains, and their popularity with children and families, both organizations have faced pressure to implement controls to limit the website content that can be accessed via their Wi-Fi networks.

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6 Tips to Provide Secure WiFi Guest Access at Your Restaurant

Implementing a dedicated guest WiFi brings with it a lot of security concerns.  It is imperative to not only protect the internal company network from intruders that may probe the guest network, but also protect your customers from basic malware, drive-by-downloads and man-in-middle attacks.  

Here are the top 6 tips to provide secure Wi-Fi guest access at your restaurant.

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Why Cybercriminals target restaurants

Cybercriminals consider restaurants to be softer targets than large businesses with full-time, on-site IT group and solid security practices, yet still offering a host of treasures.

In March of 2016, the popular Hard-Times Café,  fell victim to a ransomware attack. Hackers locked up the restaurant’s systems and demanded $10,000 to release it.  

Find out more about how this happened.

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Why Does the Hospitality Sector Roll Out the Welcome Mat for Hackers?

Cyber attacks targeting businesses in the hospitality sector have been on the rise for the past few years. In order to understand the driving force behind why these types of organizations are prime targets, one must only consider the data at stake. 

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Infographic - Why are Cybercriminals targeting the hospitality sector?

The statistics shown in this show the risks and potential impact are massive for restaurants. Losses have averaged a median of $120,000 with the highest loss reported to be $90 million.

Statistics show that the spear phishing scam known as “CEO Fraud” has already racked up more than $2 billion in losses and victimized 12,000 individuals globally. 
 

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“Guest WiFi in a retail business is now expected. We made a fundamental decision to prevent our guests from accessing parts of the Internet that are dangerous and ethically or legally questionable. ”

Alasdair Morison, IT Manager Selfridges London, UK

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