Most IT leaders plan for cyber-attacks by constructing firewalls and installing security hardware and software. Even so, with the widespread proliferation of malware, companies are finding that their IT infrastructure has been attacked, customer data has been compromised, the IT system is being held for ransom, and assets are missing. Almost every day there are ...Read more
Backed by the current growth momentum, Travel, Hospitality, & Leisure (THL) companies are heading strong into 2015. Amid pent-up demand, it’s important that companies leverage technology to effectively respond to newer forms of competition and a globe-trotting wired customer. Guy Langford, Vice Chairman and U.S. Travel, Hospitality and Leisure leader, Deloitte LLP, shares his thoughts ...
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While companies around the world are experiencing numerous benefits from online transactions and interactions, the accompanying risks remain less visible. Cyber threats continue to evolve and rapidly expand, in terms of sophistication, complexity and the scale of their consequences. Lone hackers have been replaced by well-funded and organized cyber-crime networks, state-backed groups, terrorist organizations, and ...Read more
The latest update to the Google Flights price comparison tool, as well as the introduction of Google Hotels, has the world buzzing, with many praising the user experience. The flexibility of Google Flights is unprecedented in terms of providing the cheapest and best flight routes available to a specific or general destination. It includes filters ...
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Recent Development in FTC vs. Wyndham Underscore Importance of Cybersecurity Vigilance in the Hospitality Industry
On Friday, March 27, the parties in FTC vs. Wyndham – a key data security case with the potential to deeply impact the hospitality industry’s cyber-security practices – filed special supplemental briefs that the Third Circuit Court of Appeals requested during oral arguments earlier in the month. A key question at issue in the case: is the industry ...Read more
Public-private partnerships (P3s) are not a new phenomenon, but they are an expanding and increasingly necessary one. As local governments compete with each other for tourism dollars and a finicky and demanding workforce, the hospitality industry has become a focus of potential P3s as a way to revitalize fatigued districts and compete with the city ...
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