VENZA Provides Customized Role-Based Curriculum to Support Blue Mountain Resorts’ Compliance Efforts

(Atlanta, GA – July 2015) VENZA has developed a customized, role-based curriculum to help Ontario-based Blue Mountain Resorts meet the Payment Card Industry’s PCI DSS requirements while increasing the security and safety of data across its various lodging options.

“The hospitality industry as a whole is uniquely vulnerable when it comes to data security issues,” says Daniel Johnson, COO of VENZA. “Because Blue Mountain has a variety of lodging options across their property, they realized this could increase their susceptibility to breach, both through the physical infrastructure, like POS terminals, and through human error. This training is ensuring all employees have the skills and knowledge to protect their guests’ information.”

Blue Mountain employees have participated in three programs from the VENZA’s PEAK® suite of interactive training solutions for hoteliers: Payment Card Industry (PCI) Compliance, Personally Identifiable Information (PII) and Security Awareness & Privacy. The eLearning modules were customized to address Blue Mountain’s business and employee development objectives.

“While the Payment Card Industry’s Data Security Standards continue to evolve, we viewed this as an opportunity to be proactive about protecting our guests’ personal information,” says John Gowers of Blue Mountain Resorts. “We partnered with VENZA because of their hospitality experience and learning design expertise as well as the fact that they could tailor the curriculum to meet our specific needs.”

VENZA’s PEAK programs are customizable training modules developed specifically for the hospitality environment and designed to maximize application and retention. Modules introduce concepts in the hospitality industry setting, with eLearning programs specifically targeted for management, employees and IT.


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

About Blue Mountain Resortsl®
Founded in 1941, Blue Mountain Resorts is Ontario’s largest conference resort, employing more than 400 full-time people and providing over 36,000 square feet of conference space. The only four-season mountain resort in Ontario, Blue Mountain offers over 1,000 different accommodation unit options, ranging from the Blue Mountain Inn, the Westin Trillium House hotel, family-sized resort homes, and slope-side and boutique-style suites. More information: