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Data Security and Privacy Best Practices

Data Security and Privacy Best Practices

This is shaping up to be the year of data security in the United States. There are several trends to pay attention to within the hotel and hospitality industry: federal privacy enforcement actions; civil class actions; state data breach notice ...

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Starwood’s Digital Initiatives Connect with Guests

Starwood’s Digital Initiatives Connect with Guests

If you’re looking to get your guests’ attention, smartphones can be a good place to start. More than ever, guests are turning to mobile devices like these to research travel, book rooms, and interact with brands. From receiving instant directions ...

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Preparing for PCI 3.0: Review These 4 Key Changes

Preparing for PCI 3.0: Review These 4 Key Changes

Version 3.0 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard has been released. Trustwave, a information security technology and services company, highlights some of the key changes: 1. Greater technical controls. If you have an e-commerce site, even if it ...

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How Best to Battle Against Cybercriminals

How Best to Battle Against Cybercriminals

Hotels, the bad guys have their beady eyes on you. “The more credit cards you have, the more interesting you are to someone,” says Suzanne Widup, senior analyst with Verizon’s RISK team. “You have data that they want.” The hotel ...

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Google Glass Enters the Hotel Industry

Google Glass Enters the Hotel Industry

Few would disagree that keeping up with mobile technology poses an ongoing challenge for the hotel industry. In one move to stay ahead of the curve, Starwood Hotels & Resorts recently unveiled its new Starwood Preferred Guest (SPG) app for ...

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