Last November, Marriott announced one of the largest data breaches in history.
And on Thursday, the hotel chain’s CEO faced tough questions from a Senate panel.
Lawmakers are looking at the causes and the reach of data breaches among private companies trusted by millions of Americans.
They also want to know how to stop them.
Sorenson says Marriott shared everything we have with the FBI, including the addresses used, and the malware tools used in the system so that they can an investigation.
On their part, the hotel chain is also focusing on making sure the door is closed, and communicating with our customers.
Equifax CEO Mark Begor joined the credit monitoring company months after their 2017 announcement of a breach impacting more than 143 million customers.
He also testified about practices before the breach, and since.
He told senators that there were controls in place, but that they clearly weren’t strong enough.
He says Equifax have taken great steps, including doubling the size of their security team.
Senators are still pushing for action, though, floating the idea of legislation, and urging companies to take more steps to keep consumers’ data safe.