Israeli Cyber Security Firm Offers Free Software to Hotel Industry Through 2019 Following Marriott Breach

Israeli cybersecurity organization ITsMine declared this week that it will provide its artificial intelligence based information security arrangement free of charge to the hotel industry through the end of 2019.

The decision pursues Marriott International hotel group’s declaration that it had endured a noteworthy information rupture influencing personal details of roughly 500 million visitors, the most recent in a progression of industry information breaks this year.

The lodging network on Friday issued that the hack influences its Starwood reservation database and a group of hotels it purchased in 2016 that includes the W Hotels, St. Regis, Sheraton Hotels and Resorts, Westin Hotels and Resorts, Element Hotels, Aloft Hotels, The Luxury Collection, Tribute Portfolio, Le Méridien Hotels and Resorts, Four Points by Sheraton and Design Hotels that participate in the Starwood Preferred Guest program.

The organization said that they received an alert on Friday that someone was trying to to get into the Starwood database back in September. While examining, they found that the individual had really gotten entrance at some point in 2014 and had replicated the data of 500 million visitors that had stayed at Starwood properties.

Looking to secure authoritative information, ITsMine’s computerized Data Loss Prevention (DLP) framework guarantees decreased deployment time and unrivaled insurance, while identifying information breaks continuously and blocking data loss. Establishment of the framework takes just two hours.

“Facing increasingly sophisticated cybersecurity attacks and data breaches, companies must find new and improved ways of storing critical customer data,” said Kfir Kimhi, CEO and co-founder of ITsMine.

“We hope that by offering our advanced solutions free of charge, we will encourage hotels to take immediate action, on protecting the valuable data of their guests.”

Established in 2017 by Kimhi and a group of IDF technology veterans and specialists, ITsMine is a portfolio organization of the OurCrowd Labs/02 seed-stage incubator. The organization was selected as one of the top 10 most inventive cybersecurity startups at September’s Internet Security Conference in China.

The Marriott information rupture is the most recent in a developing number of advanced hacking assaults on the lodging business.

In November, Radisson Hotel Group reported that it had identified a break targeting on its Radisson Rewards database. In August, Chinese state media announced that 500 million bits of client data belonging to Shanghai-based Huazhu Group had been shared on the web.

On Tuesday, question-and-answer site Quora said that information of 100 million clients was compromised by programmers, accessing conceivable blend of individual data, passwords and direct messages.

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