Cybersecurity


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Authorities bare teeth on travel data breaches for second time, announce large fine for Marriott
By Linda Fox | July 10, 2019
ICO, the information authority, plans to fine Marriott International more than £99 million for the data breach it reported last year. Read More
News | Online
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Mary Meeker's annual report: Growing giants, next-gen data and super apps
By Linda Fox | June 17, 2019
Many in the digital and wider industrial world await Mary Meeker’s annual trends report with anticipation for what can be expected for their sector. We look at the travel-related elements. Read More
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Connectivity and control will give rail the green signal in the future
Connectivity and control will give rail the green signal in the future
By SmartRail World  | March 6, 2019
Whether it is bringing wi-fi to passengers subways, or connecting the longest rail in the world, rail networks are undergoing a connectivity transformation. Read More
Notated News | Technology
Marriott says 383 million, not original 500 million figure, guest records hit in hack
Marriott says 383 million, not original 500 million figure, guest records hit in hack
By Linda Fox | January 7, 2019
Marriott adjusts the numbers around those affected by the data attack. Read More
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VIDEO: Sift Science - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: Sift Science - Launch pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | January 7, 2019
Sift Science's loyalty fraud prevention tool protects not only your brand but also your customers' hard-earned rewards. Read More
Interview | Technology
VIDEO: Viselio - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: Viselio - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 28, 2018
Viselio is a digital visa service, cutting the time to apply for a visa from several hours to just a couple of minutes. Read More
Interview | Startups
Marriott breach wider problem analysis
Marriott cyber breach shows industry's hospitality to hackers
By Patrick Clark - Bloomberg | December 18, 2018
For now, there are more questions than answers regarding Marriott's announcement of a far-reaching breach of the Starwood guest reservation database. Read More
Notated News | Online
VIDEO: Arkose Labs on beating hackers at their own game
VIDEO: Arkose Labs on beating hackers at their own game
By Kevin May | December 18, 2018
Cyber attacks are getting increasingly sophisticated, as numerous events over the course of 2018 have illustrated. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
PhocusWire's newsmakers of the year 2018
PhocusWire's newsmakers of the year 2018
By Kevin May | December 17, 2018
The profile of a brand in travel - and the perception of it from consumers and industry peers - is mostly generated over the course of certain events or a period of time. Read More
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I was a senior VP of technology at Starwood - here’s my take on the guest data breach
I was a senior VP of technology at Starwood - here’s my take on the guest data breach
By Israel del Rio - Quilmach | December 10, 2018
Reports on the Marriott guest data breach have suggested the most probable cause was a result of the technology platform deployed by Starwood under the name “Valhalla.”  Read More
Opinion | Technology
Will Marriott data breach herald the death of personalization?
Will Marriott data breach herald the death of personalization?
By Greg Abbott - DataArt | December 5, 2018
This analysis could be titled in a number of ways, each with a lean towards what was disclosed by Marriott last week when it emerged some 500 million guest accounts had been hacked. Read More
Opinion | Technology
VIDEO: ConnexPay - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
VIDEO: ConnexPay - Summit pitch winner at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | December 5, 2018
ConnexPay is transforming how travel companies accept cards & pay for travel to save millions of dollars in fees. Read More
Interview | Startups
VIDEO: Forter on the dangerous world of fraud in online travel
VIDEO: Forter on the dangerous world of fraud in online travel
By PhocusWire | December 5, 2018
A subject in the minds of many a travel industry executive as 2018 draws to a close is that cyber security and online fraud. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
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Airlines urged to move quickly as cyber attacks grow in number and sophistication
By Linda Fox | December 4, 2018
Airlines and airports are increasing investment and focus on cybersecurity but need to move more quickly as attacks intensify. Read More
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VIDEO: The promise of voice tech for travel
VIDEO: The promise of voice tech for travel
By Mitra Sorrells | November 26, 2018
Voice technology has been one of the hottest topics of 2018, as both Google and Amazon ramp up their activity in the space, brands develop voice capabilities and consumers buy devices at a quickening... Read More
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