VENZA Vision ’24 – Product Roadmap Updates for Q1 2023
We’re excited to share the new and improved products added to the VENZA lineup during the first quarter of 2023.
Q1 was a busy quarter that added many enhancements to our products, tools to help you roll out and deliver products, and an entirely new program! Overall, we’re pleased to report changes that make VENZA’s offerings better than ever before.
We’ve also updated the VENZA Vision ’24 Roadmap to detail many compelling new features that will be available in the coming months.
We’ve released a new program: The Hill!
Cybersecurity risks aren’t limited to large organisations, so data protection programs shouldn’t be either. The Hill makes world-class security awareness and data protection products available without requiring a world-class budget. Designed for independent properties, this program is ideal for boutique hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels, inns, and camping/campgrounds.
The Hill contains a curated collection of products, including VENZA Phishing™, VENZA Learning™ Content Library, Data Protection Coaching, Data Protection Portal Access, and Data Breach Coverage.
Want to learn more? Email TheHill@venzagroup.com and see how the program can meet your needs.
Security Awareness Training
Security awareness training must be accessible for all employees. We’ve increased the reach and impact of our Intermediate and Advanced Learning Paths by adding new language translations. Each of the courses is now available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, and Thai.
Basic Learning Path Updates
Cybersecurity is constantly evolving. With the barrage of news, it can be difficult to keep pace. VENZA’s training removes the legwork by delivering accurate, up-to-date information directly to your employees. We’ve updated the courses in our Basic Learning Path—our introductory courses for all employees—with new statistics and recent facts to keep the content on the cutting edge.
VENZA constantly monitors legislative changes around the world that may impact the compliance status of our clients.
One significant law is the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA). An amendment to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the CPRA will come into effect in 2023 and have broad implications for consumer data privacy rights within the state of California and beyond.
We added a series of instructional resources related to CPRA, including:
*Summary Module. A standalone course covers an overview of CPRA, the law’s scope and applicability and its requirements. It also includes a library of additional resources and information about how VENZA’s products can help you stay compliant.
*Infographic. A one-page infographic highlights key policy changes between the CCPA and CPRA. This resource is ideal for sharing internally within your organization to raise awareness about compliance.
*Legislation Brief. VENZA maintains a library of briefs related to major privacy laws. We’ve updated and extended our brief related to CPRA.
Policy Template Library
VENZA maintains a Policy Template Library with sample organizational policies that cover key areas related to data protection and compliance. We’ve dramatically expanded its scope and now offer over 20 templates spanning a wide range of topics.
Key topics include:
*Information Security Policies by SAQ Type (A, A-EP, B, B-IP, C, C-VT, D, P2PE)
*Data Protection (Acceptable Use, Access Control, Data Classification, Email Policy, Incident Response, IT Equipment, Passwords)
*Privacy (CCTV, Data Retention & Disposal, Privacy)
For a complete list of templates or to request access, contact your Customer Success Coach.
PCI DSS compliance requires the completion of a Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ). To complete the SAQ, VENZA’s Security Team gathers information about your organization’s policies and network settings with a General Manager Questionnaire (GMQ) and an IT Questionnaire (ITQ).
To streamline information intake during the process of SAQ completion, we’ve revamped our GM and IT Questionnaires. They’re now clearer, more straightforward, and easier to complete.
We created live demonstrations to assist hoteliers complete the SAQ process. Held weekly, these sessions are designed for General Managers and cover:
*Overall requirements of the PCI DSS framework
*Completing the intake GMQ
*PCI DSS’s Prioritized Approach
*Step-by-step guidelines for the SAQ process
Sessions are facilitated by experts from VENZA’s Security Team and include live screen sharing and walkthroughs. Demonstrations are held each Wednesday at 4:00 PM EST and run for sixty minutes. To sign up, register here.
We launched our new article series, the VENZA Echo! With our monthly digest, you can receive the latest industry news and information about cybersecurity threats and changes in the data protection landscape—delivered directly to your inbox. Sign up here.
Each month, the Echo produces a series of weekly feature articles that are tied into a monthly theme. To start 2023, the Echo has covered Critical Security Threats, The Philosophy of Cybersecurity, and Staying Ahead on Compliance.
Recent articles include:
*Cyber Fatigue: The Invisible Data Protection Threat
*New Ransomware Attacks Target Boutique Hotels
*Don’t Let Cybercriminals Steal Your Refund: Tips for Securing Tax Information Online
To see the entire set of features, visit the VENZA website. Follow VENZA on LinkedIn to be notified when new articles are posted.
The Hospitality Webinar Series brings together leading industry experts to discuss important topics alongside presentations by the VENZA and CyberTek teams. Scheduled once per quarter, these 30-minute conversations are an effortless way to stay on the cutting edge of the most recent data protection and security issues facing the hospitality industry.
In Q1, VENZA hosted a webinar on Critical Security Threats for 2023. It covered recent scams like ransomware, banking fraud, and phishing related to tax season and covered the rise of Chat GPT and its implications for security. Missed the live event? No problem. Check out the recording here.
Up next: Cybersecurity Insurance webinar on June 7, 2023, at 12:00pm EST.
Cybersecurity incidents are always possible, even with the best preparation. How do you prepare your organization to financially weather an event? Become informed about the emerging area of cybersecurity insurance by joining us for a 30-minute discussion of this issue, along with news of the hottest topics in the hospitality industry and a recap of VENZA’s newest products.
If you are enjoying our Matterhorn™ program for security awareness and want to explore our Denali™ or Everest™ programs, please contact our Sales Team for more information and pricing. We’d love to tailor a plan to meet your specific needs.
For more information about product updates contact Customer Success at email@example.com. If you are interested in signing up for our programs or adding new solutions to your contract, contact Sales at firstname.lastname@example.org.