Marriott International's recent data breach demonstrates the importance of regular monitoring of systems and software. Brian Craig explains
Reports indicate that Marriott was alerted to an attempted breach of its Starwood guest reservation database on 8 September 2018. On further investigation, it discovered unauthorised access has been ongoing since 2014 - two years before Marriott acquired the Starwood business. An estimated 327 million Marriott Starwood customers have had their personal information compromised, making this the largest data breach seen since the introduction of new data protection legislation in Europe and the UK this year.
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