Last week, we talked about the growing threat of cybercrime for event planners. As events become more complex and interconnected, security plans need to address potential points of digital vulnerability.
You might be thinking, “My events are small. It wouldn’t be worth a hacker’s effort for such a small return.” Check that thinking at the door. First, experts have shown how easy it is to steal someone’s identity. And second, don’t underestimate the power you have in today’s tech-centric world. You are no longer just an event planner; you are a data security guard.
The live event world has been rocked by a series of catastrophic attacks over the past 8 months. Paris, Orlando, and Nice, among others have justly raised concerns about security and safety for attendees. Though such attacks are still (thankfully) rare, the effort to improve safety processes is an important and vital undertaking.
However, there is a different kind of attack, one that isn't so rare. One that may be less shocking when it happens but also has potentially devastating consequences. We’re talking of course about cybercrime. In the first installment of our series on this important topic, we give a brief overview of the landscape and identify some vulnerabilities in event planning you might be missing.