Shareholder Jonathan Kent Osborne recently published an article with Hospitality Technology on the increased risks of cyberattacks in hospitality and similar industries. With hotel service now mostly online to meet the need for contactless service and increasingly reduced staff due to the global pandemic, there’s more vulnerability and opportunity for cyber incidents.
Osborne noted in the article that the FBI has reported its Cyber Division has been receiving between 3,000 and 4,000 cybersecurity complaints each day, which is up by approximately 400% from pre-pandemic numbers. He gives two main ways companies can level the playing field against threat actors working to undermine security. These include: educating and preparing your entire organization for possible cyberattack and empowering an Incident Response team.
Read the entire Hospitality Technology article here.
Jonathan K. Osborne is a business litigation shareholder and co-chair of the firm’s White Collar Criminal Defense & Internal Investigations practice group. He began his practice at Gunster and returned to the firm in 2019 after serving in the U.S. Department of Justice as an Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of Florida. Jonathan’s practice includes the representation of individuals and organizations in civil business litigation, including the defense of legal malpractice claims as well as white-collar criminal matters and internal investigations. Jonathan routinely advises companies, business leaders, nonprofit organizations, and healthcare professionals in connection with compliance with state and federal criminal law and other regulations, including COVID-19 emergency orders.