Security


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: 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
Marriott data breach - a mess that is only starting to unravel
Marriott data breach - a mess that is only starting to unravel
By Gates Marshall - CompliancePoint | November 30, 2018
Businesses and consumers continue to discuss privacy regulations and legislation on a regular basis, especially in the travel industry. Read More
Opinion | Technology
Marriott admits 500 million guest accounts hacked
Marriott admits 500 million guest accounts hacked
By Kevin May | November 30, 2018
A major security breach impacting on half a billion guest records in the Starwood reservation system has been disclosed by Marriott. Read More
News | Technology
VIDEO: Jeff Katz on a new path for connectivity
VIDEO: Jeff Katz on a new path for connectivity
By Kevin May | November 28, 2018
Jeff Katz is an enigmatic figure in the travel industry, having overseen a string of business and considered by many as an important thinker in the development of the modern sector. Read More
News | Technology
Situm Indoor Positioning - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
Situm Indoor Positioning - Summit pitch at Phocuswright 2018
By Kevin May | November 28, 2018
Indoor navigation technology for the traveler. Indoor workforce and asset-tracking technology to boost productivity. Read More
Interview | Startups
QOTW: Something about getting locked up
QOTW: Something about getting locked up
By PhocusWire | September 14, 2018
Quote from Brad Young, vice president, associate general counsel, at TripAdvisor, in an article on PhocusWire this week. Read More
News | Online
TripAdvisor declares fake reviewer jail term a "landmark ruling"
TripAdvisor declares fake reviewer jail term a "landmark ruling"
By Jill Menze | September 12, 2018
The owner of a fraudulent reviews business has been sentenced to prison and fined in what TripAdvisor considers a milestone for the internet. Read More
News | Online
How purchasing trends, trip motivations and booking behaviors differ across four markets
How purchasing trends, trip motivations and booking behaviors differ across four markets
By Phocuswright Research | August 31, 2018
It's critical for travel companies to understand the consumer behaviors and preferences that influence purchase decisions. Commissioned by Google, Phocuswright recently published a series of reports on... Read More
News | Online
WEBINAR REPLAY: Fighting fraud and optimizing user experience in travel
WEBINAR REPLAY: Fighting fraud and optimizing user experience in travel
By PhocusWire | August 29, 2018
Protecting against digital fraud is one of the darker elements that travel brands have to understand and handle on a daily basis. Read More
News | Technology
Blacklane launches security-bypass services at 500 airports
Blacklane launches security-bypass services at 500 airports
By Mitra Sorrells | August 12, 2018
Private car service Blacklane is expanding its offerings in a new direction with the launch of Blacklane PASS, which stands for Premium Airport Services and Solutions.   Read More
News | Startups
Card-not-present fraud is the biggest threat to travel today
Card-not-present fraud is the biggest threat to travel today
By Jim Pratt - WEX | June 19, 2018
Card-not-present (CNP) fraud is of growing threat to travel companies across the globe; action is needed to curb losses and protect consumers and businesses alike. Read More
From Our Partners | Technology
SITA Orlando biometric exit
Orlando airport first in U.S. to use biometric exit for all international flights
By Mitra Sorrells | June 13, 2018
By October, outbound international passengers at Orlando International Airport will no longer need to show their boarding passes or passports at their departure gates. Read More
News | Technology
New TSA chief hopes new technology will smooth airport checkpoints
New TSA chief hopes new technology will smooth airport checkpoints
By Sean O'Neil | November 4, 2015
The new head of the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA) believes new technologies will eventually speed up and improve airport security checkpoints. Testifying yesterday before a congre Read More
News