As more of aspects of our lives have moved online, so, unfortunately, have threat actors looking to make money from that information. According to a study from the cybersecurity firm Surfshark, 108.9 million accounts were breached in the third quarter of 2022, a 70-percent increase over the previous quarter. Restaurants are natural targets for cyber crime because of the multitude of guest transactions and payroll details they manage and transmit across different channels every day. As you adopt and integrate new technology into your business, make security management a priority – to include prompt software updates and patching, the use of multifactor authentication and other controls to make it more difficult for someone to take advantage of critical data in your business, and ongoing employee training to prevent a cyber breach. Ensure your vendors have stringent controls in place too – and that you trust your tech providers to have your back when it comes to helping you keep your systems secure.