12/30/2008 - Hotel Internet network security varies widely, according to a recent Cornell study. A relatively common weakness is the use of hub technology, for example, which can be hacked fairly easily. Researchers advise connecting with a virtual private network if possible and to try to use Web sites with Secure Socket Layer protection.
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The percentage of mid-sized companies that reported a hacking or unauthorized intrusion in 2008, according to a study conducted by Amplitude Research. That’s up from 49 percent in 2007 and 44 percent in 2006.
11/25/2008 - Data security comprises 10 percent of IT operating budgets in 2008, compared to 8 percent in 2007, according to Forrester Research. The increase stems mainly from growing data breach concerns.