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Choice Hotels Breach a Good Reminder of Data Security Best Practices

Hospitality Upgrade | August 22, 2019

HU talks with Bob Diachenko, the cybersecurity expert who discovered the breach, about steps hotels can take to prevent data incidents  By Fran Worrall, Hospitality Upgrade Another data breach has hit the hospitality industry, this time affecting approximately 700,000 records belonging to lodging industry giant Choice Hotels International. The Maryland-based company franchises and handles bookings for more than 7,000 properties around the globe, including such brands as Ascend Hotel Collection, Cambria Hotels, Clarion, Comfort, Econo Lodge, MainStay Suites, Roadway Inn, Sleep Inn and Woodspring Suites. According to a statement relea...

Saddlebrook Resort Adapts to Guest Demands for Enhanced Online Connectivity With BeyondTV by Hotel Internet Services

Hotel Internet Services, Inc. | September 5, 2018

Awarding-winning Tampa Bay resort implements advanced streaming solution to cater to today's standards in entertainment technology and data security, while facilitating promotion of hotel services Wesley Chapel, Fla. — September 5, 2018 — Hotel Internet Services (HIS), a full-service provider of internet services and solutions for the hospitality industry, has announced the implementation of its BeyondTV entertainment streaming solution at Saddlebrook Resort, a 480-acre property in Tampa Bay, Florida, recognized as one of the nation's preeminent athletic training facilities. Boasting two Arnold Palmer signature golf courses...

Beekeeper Achieves ISO Certification to Protect Hotels’ Data

Beekeeper | June 12, 2018

GDPR encourages the use of ISO 27001 to demonstrate that an organization is actively managing its data security; Visit Beekeeper at HITEC in Booth 1702 and Attend the Beekeeper Breakfast with Special Guest Sixty Hotels SAN FRANCISCO, CA June 12, 2018 - With the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) now in effect, Beekeeper is pleased to announce that it is now ISO 27001 Certified in addition to being GDPR compliant. Published by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) and the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC), the ISO standard is protecting intellectual property, employee details, and informat...

NAVIS Raises the Bar to Achieve Highest Level of PCI DSS Level 1 Certification

NAVIS | March 15, 2018

Top designation reflects NAVIS' adherence to the highest industry requirements for ensuring the security of its hotel and vacation rental clients' guest data BEND, Ore. (March 15, 2018) – NAVIS, the leader in reservation sales and marketing technology for the hospitality industry, today announced that it achieved Level 1 Compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS). The company has now reached the highest industry rating any business can attain for payment data security. The PCI standard is the most rigorous payment-card security standard available globally and is designed to minimize the exposure o...

Beekeeper Offering 31 Point GDPR Assessment Checklist to Hoteliers Preparing for Compliance

Beekeeper | March 13, 2018

Already GDPR compliant, the Beekeeper digital workplace app protects employees and hotel guests against data threats SAN FRANCISCO, CA March 13, 2018 - Beekeeper, a GDPR compliant developer of a digital workplace app, is offering a "31 Point Assessment to Ensure GDPR Compliance" white paper to assist hoteliers in preparing for the European General Data Protection Regulation deadline that goes into effect May 25, 2018. GDPR protects European Union (EU) residents' personally identifiable information against security breaches. Any hotel that does not comply is risking heavy fines. "If you operate a hotel in North American, GDPR directly af...

Guests from the European Union Could Soon Cost Unprepared Hoteliers

John Barchie | February 2, 2018

By John Barchie As of May 25, 2018, hotels accepting reservations from citizens of an European Union (EU) country could be at risk for fines, depending on how those reservations were made. This is because hotels may fall under the purview of the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when it takes effect. GDPR was designed to better protect EU citizen data and ensure that companies storing that data should possess it. Standards vary based on where the data originates from, but generally any information like name, address, credit card number, etc. is covered. In the domestic U.S., protected data is defined as Personally Identifyin...

The Clock is Ticking Towards GDPR Compliance; If Your Hotel is Struggling, Beekeeper Can Help

Beekeeper | February 1, 2018

Already GDPR compliant, the Beekeeper digital workplace app protects employees and hotel guests against data threats SAN FRANCISCO, CA February 1, 2018 - In just a few months, the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will require every hotel in the world to have guidelines in place that protect European Union (EU) residents' personally identifiable information against security breaches. Any hotel that does not comply after May 25, 2018, is risking heavy fines. Beekeeper, developer of a digital workplace app where operational systems and communication channels live within one secure and intuitive platform, announces that it...

How Hoteliers Can Protect Against USB Attacks

Jeff Parker | June 28, 2016

By Jeff Parker – Vice President of Hotel Technology, Interstate Hotels & Resorts You might be your hotel's biggest problem. ALMOST ALL ATTACKS are traced back to Human Errors, the Villains are trying to trick you into letting them into your network, and they are really smart. While the recent news feels like it, the hospitality sector is not the only target for the villains that are unleashing viruses and other malicious software on. One of the latest attack vectors are USB drives. We have heard of malicious persons sending a marketing piece in the mail with a USB drive with additional information. The unsuspecting user inser...

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