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JUL 2019

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S36 ACCESS CONTROL Trends And Technology | JULY/AUGUST 2019 Just last month, the vpnMentor's research group's team of hacktivists discovered the network of The Pyramid Hotel group, which included Marriot and several of top hotel brands across the country had been penetrated. Image Courtesy of Physical security at risk as cyberattacks target vulnerable systems Hackers penetrate the network of The Pyramid Hotel group compromising the door access control systems By Steve Lasky Much like the daily government outrage or presidential tweet, ubiquitous cyber-system breaches have become mind-numbing in their frequency, rendering them almost invisible in their urgency. While the prime-time breaches like those at Equifax, Target and Sony Pictures tend to grab the headlines and reveal the seemingly endless vulnerabilities of traditional IT network systems, there are also a growing number of insidious attacks that are now creating huge implications with regards to the vulnerabilities of network-centric physical security systems. Just last month, the vpnMentor’s research group’s team of hacktivists discovered the network of The Pyramid Hotel group, which included Marriott and several other top hotel brands across the country, had been penetrated. The Pyramid Hotel Group utilizes Wazuh – an open source intrusion detection system that was on an unsecured server. The hack revealed a cybersecurity leak that included information regarding their operating systems, security policies, internal

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