Introducing VENZA Echo

VENZA echo

You asked, we listened – we’re announcing a brand-new feature for 2023: our newsletter, the VENZA Echo.

At least weekly, we’ll be updating our site with news about the latest trends, threats, and thought leadership from our position as data protection and regulatory compliance providers for the hospitality industry.

Taking Stock: The State of Data Privacy Law in 2023

Taking Stock: The State of Data Privacy Law in 2023

As the cybersecurity landscape is ever evolving, so too are the laws and regulations surrounding it. To maintain compliance and avoid potential multimillion dollar fines, hoteliers must stay aware of new data protection regulations.  

Security Alert: Slack Data Breach

Security Alert Slack Data Breach

A warning to all hoteliers that use Slack: the popular messaging app for businesses has disclosed they suffered a data breach at the end of 2022. 

According to the report, a threat actor gained access to Slack’s GitHub repository and download private code repositories. Slack did note that it believes no customer data was accessed because of the breach.

VENZA Rolls Out Weekly SAQ Demonstrations to Simplify PCI DSS Compliance

VENZA Rolls Out Weekly SAQ Demonstrations

VENZA, the leading provider of data protection and regulatory compliance tools for the hospitality industry, has announced the creation of live demonstrations to assist hoteliers in completing elements of the PCI DSS Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) process. This new informational opportunity adds to a growing library of free resources available to VENZA clients. Beginning in January, VENZA began weekly PCI DSS instructional sessions for hotel General Managers.

Data Privacy Compliance Checklist

Data Privacy Compliance Checklist

Many companies are subject to multiple data privacy laws from different jurisdictions. Each may have varying requirements and can change over time. To provide general guidance about the common types of data privacy rules, VENZA has prepared the following checklist of important items to consider when designing your organization’s data privacy policies.

ISO Updates Standard 27001

ISO Updates Standard 27001

On October 25, 2022, the International Organization for Standards (ISO) announced revisions to its ISO/IEC 27001 standard, which aims to protect the integrity and confidentiality of an organization’s data through an information security management system (ISMS). 

As the global standards-setting body and one that provides important certifications for many businesses, it is important to stay on top of what has changed and how it can impact you moving forward.

Cat and Mouse: Hacking MFA and How to Stay Ahead

Cat and Mouse: Hacking MFA

Multi-factor authentication, or MFA, has become a leading cybersecurity tool. By adding an additional log-in requirement from a secondary source, MFA makes traditional password hacking through brute force attacks or social engineering much more difficult.