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Cyber Attacks at Events: Join the Fight to Stop Them

The Convention Industry Council seeks input from event professionals to help stop cyber attacks at special events and meetings

Events today are under threat not just from physical intruders but virtual ones as well. Cyber attacks can steal vital information about both guests and clients. Our sister publications group, MeetingsNet, shares a new initiative from CIC to better understand the scope of the problem and how to address it:

The cybersecurity bad news just keeps rolling in, from a hack of 500 million Yahoo accounts to the leak of First Lady Michelle Obama’s passport. But cyber threats don’t just target huge corporations and high-profile people—your event could very well be in a cyber criminal’s sights right now. Are you prepared? That’s the question a new task force commissioned by the Convention Industry Council’s Accepted Practices Exchange Standards Committee is tackling. The goal of the task force, according to the CIC, is to research the level of awareness the meetings industry has about the many different types of cyber threats it faces, its current level of preparedness, and how well the industry as a whole understands the unique vulnerabilities inherent in holding off-site events ... MeetingsNet

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