The New Corporate Currency: Travel and Workplace Flexibility

What inspires a workplace culture strong enough to sustain an organization against the perils of a highly competitive business environment, not least of which, one subject to high employee turnover? Furthermore, what does an exceptional company culture look like in a post-pandemic world? I believe there is a new corporate currency that may pay dividends to the organizations that deal it out to their teams: travel and workplace flexibility.

Are Millennials Ready to be the Next Generation of Hospitality Leaders?

Are Millennials Ready to be the Next Generation of Hospitality Leaders?

Across industries, millennials have steadily transformed the workplace. Born between 1981 and 1996, millennials come to the table with a unique set of priorities, motivations, and commitment to political awareness. They are innovative, value-driven, curious, and, despite any stereotypical assumptions perpetuated through the ranks, they are a hard-working group.

VENZA Acquires CyberTek to Deliver Holistic Cybersecurity and Managed IT Services

VENZA Acquires CyberTek Engineering

VENZA®, the leading data protection, compliance, and training organization for the hospitality industry, announced it has acquired privately-owned CyberTek Engineering, an award-winning MSP (Managed Service Provider) that offers a wide range of business IT services and solutions. The purchase complements VENZA’s existing security solutions, enhances its position as an MSSP (Managed Security Services Provider), significantly increases its technical talent, and enhances its ability to serve its client base more comprehensively.

Cybercrime Fighter Theresa Payton Talks Data Security and Hotels

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 […]

PCI Security Council Releases New Best Practices Document for PCI Compliance

On August 28th, the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council published an information supplement entitled, “Best Practices for Maintaining PCI DSS Compliance,” which contains important guidance for all companies, including hotels, that store, process, or transmit cardholder data.  In the document, the Council cited statistics demonstrating that “organizations that suffered a data breach were […]

Payment Card Industry Council Says Companies are Responsible for Third Party Security and Compliance

On August 7th, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, the payment card industry’s self-regulatory body, issued new guidance for companies, such as hotels, that share cardholder payment data with third party service providers.  The Council released the guidance, entitled the “Third-Party Security Assurance Information Supplement,” in response to its findings that the leading mistake […]

The National Consumers League Launches the #DataInsecurity Project

In late June, the National Consumers League (NCL) launched what it calls the “#DataInsecurity Project” to raise awareness of and push for action to improve consumer data security.  The NCL kicked off the project by announcing a cross-country “tour” of national events which will feature discussions by experts from the FTC and State AGs offices.  […]

FTC’s Julie Brill Calls on State AGs to Take Action Re: Data Privacy

In a speech delivered at a major meeting of state Attorneys General (AGs) in late July, FTC Commissioner Julie Brill emphasized the importance of state AGs’ role in privacy regulation and urged them take an active role in protecting both their own and the FTC’s unfair, deceptive and abusive acts or practices (“UDAAP”) authority.  In […]

Wyndham and LabMD Data Breach Litigation Continues

The hits just keep on coming for these two companies in the courts.  On May 2nd, Wyndham shareholders filed a derivative action in New Jersey, alleging that Wyndham’s Board of Directors caused “substantial damages to the company” by implementing inadequate data security practices.  This case is on top of the FTC’s administrative case against the […]