VENZA PEAK™ Adds Another Title, Security Awareness
Roswell, GA – (May 29th, 2013) – There is, quite simply, an astonishing number of financial transactions (i.e. payment card purchases) being handled by employees on practically every rung of the hospitality industry ladder of professionals. As with most things, dangerous habits usually put the both the perpetrator as well as those around him/her at increased risk. This is especially true when it comes to information security. This is a vitally important message for the hospitality industry.
A recent work by noted war correspondent Elizabeth Becker revealed that 1 in 12 people on Planet Earth are employed in Hospitality (including Travel and Tourism). In terms of raw numbers of people, no other industry compares. Meanwhile, 78% of data breaches occur in Hospitality and Retail. Over 50% of attacks are targeted at point-of-sale terminals. And in an even more terrifying new trend, new harvesting techniques allow today’s hackers access to small business (less than 250 employees). Small businesses now comprise 31% of data breaches.
Security technologies that deliver against payment card industry (PCI) compliance requirements certainly have their place. But what of the other valuable collections of data such as:
- Employee Information
- Loyalty Member Contact Details
- Accounting and Financial Records
The Venza Group has developed a module that acts as a cornerstone to a security awareness program. The module enlightens learners to the risks posed by dangerous handling of precious information, whether that of a guest, their company, or their own. The training includes assessments and the lessons are reinforced via real-life business situations. It is the latest addition to the PEAK™ Compliance and Performance Training Series.
Hoteliers from around the world are mitigating risk by leveraging Venza PEAK™, a Compliance and Performance training series that allows organizations to track learning, as well as identify and address knowledge gaps and vulnerabilities.
VENZA is passionate about the development of technology and services that enable hotels to feel more secure concerning guest data breaches and human vulnerability. With decades of experience, VENZA has the knowledge and experience to empower hotels and their employees to tackle the dynamic cybercrime and guest security landscape.
Over 10,000 properties in over 100 countries look to the VENZA for tools, technology, and strategic security support. Founded in 2008, VENZA is a privately held company and headquartered in Roswell, GA. For more information, please call 770.685.6500 or visit www.VenzaGroup.com.
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