The loss of millions of songs and pictures during a data migration of the once-upon-a-time social media king, MySpace, is not necessarily tragic. By comparison, there’s no shortage of tragedies to occupy our collective attention.


The importance of data has generated a bit of discussion recently. For example, by referencing the power of tech companies and their ability to harvest and synthesize data, an Economist article argues that data is now more important than oil.

Cybercrime Fighter Theresa Payton Talks Data Security and Hotels

Theresa Payton Headshot

Theresa Payton is a veteran cybercrime fighter who has brought her expertise to everything from the White House as a former chief information officer to the CBS show “Hunted,” where she plays a recurring role as herself. The president and CEO of Fortalice Solutions and co-founder of Dark Cubed recently addressed thousands of hospitality professionals at the close of this year’s Hospitality Industry Technology Exposition and Conference (HITEC) in Houston on June 21.

What Hotels Need to Know About the California Consumer Privacy Act

By Jeff Venza, President & CEO Hotel management companies are asking, how does the new privacy act in California compare to the new European Union privacy law? Here is a side-by-side comparison which reveals a few things that hotels should know. The delta between the EU Privacy Law (GDPR) to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) is: […]

Cybersecurity Disclosure Act of 2015

A recent article in CSO magazine references the Cybersecurity Disclosure Act (CDA) of 2015 (proposed last December) and the wide-reaching impact the passing of that law might have. Not least of which is the central role that company leadership must take toward data security risk management. The article begins with the following statement: “Laws frequently […]