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Travel and Hospitality Industries Create Larger ISAC Sharing Community

Tuesday, January 14, 2020  
Posted by: Emily Wilson

Two ISACs come together to strengthen overall consumer-facing industry

CHICAGO (January 14, 2020) - The Travel & Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) and the Retail & Hospitality ISAC (RH-ISAC) announce their agreement to strengthen the travel and hospitality industries by moving the Travel & Hospitality ISAC within the RH-ISAC.

The Travel & Hospitality ISAC formed in 2018 by Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) at the request of a group of hospitality chief information security officers, is now part of the RH-ISAC community as of January 1, 2020.

The announcement comes in response to increasing efforts to defend customers, staff, and assets against the constantly evolving threat landscape affecting the global travel and hospitality industries by strengthening collaboration and information sharing within one community.

"HTNG is beyond thrilled for the Travel & Hospitality ISAC to be part of the RH-ISAC. We recognize the need to 'secure the journey' across all travel related segments by protecting guest, staff, and corporate assets," said Patrick Dunphy, CIO of HTNG. "Within the RH-ISAC community, we will now be a stronger joint force to make that objective achievable."

Michael Blake, CEO of HTNG adds, "We've seen the Travel & Hospitality ISAC pave the way for secure communication between hotels, and it's very exciting to now advance the Travel & Hospitality ISAC with the RH-ISAC to grow and strengthen the relationship among other travel verticals."

"HTNG has built a strong sharing community within major hospitality brands," echoed RH-ISAC President Suzie Squier. "The RH-ISAC is excited to continue that work within hospitality and travel, and combine it with what our members are sharing to be a force multiplier in helping to secure these important sectors."

The RH-ISAC is the trusted cybersecurity community for retail, travel, and hospitality organizations. Working with cybersecurity teams, the RH-ISAC seeks to transform the way companies mature capabilities and collaborate to reduce the risk of cybercrime.

Through the RH-ISAC, members of all sizes have the ability to share cyber intelligence on incidents, threats, vulnerabilities, and associated threat remediation because, as a community, we understand that we are stronger together. Members benefit from real-time information on threats and vulnerabilities from more than 1,200 analysts, threat hunters, and security engineers through listservs, chat channels, and weekly intel analyst calls.

For more information, visit www.rhisac.org.

 

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About Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG)

 

The premier technology solutions association in the hospitality industry, HTNG is a self-funded, nonprofit organization with members from hospitality companies, technology vendors to hospitality, consultants, media and academic experts. HTNG's members participate in focused workgroups to bring to market open solution sets addressing specific business problems. HTNG fosters the selection and adoption of existing open standards and also develops new open standards to meet the needs of the global hospitality industry.

 

Currently more than 400 corporate and individual members from across this spectrum, including world leading hospitality companies and technology vendors, are active HTNG participants. HTNG's  Board of Governors, consisting of 21 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsible for over 3 million guest rooms and world-leading venues. HTNG publishes workgroup proceedings, drafts and specifications for all HTNG members as soon as they are created, encouraging rapid and broad adoption. HTNG releases specifications into the public domain as soon as they are ratified by the workgroups. For more information, visit www.htng.org.

 

About RH-ISAC

The Retail & Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (RH-ISAC) is the trusted community for sharing sector-specific cybersecurity information and intelligence. The RH-ISAC is the trusted community for sharing sector-specific cybersecurity information and intelligence. The RH-ISAC connects information security teams at the strategic, operational, and tactical levels to work together on issues and challenges, to share practices and insights, and to benchmark among each other - all with the goal of building better security for the retail and hospitality industries through collaboration. RH-ISAC serves retailers, restaurants, hotels, gaming casinos, food retailers, consumer products and other consumer-facing companies. For more information, visit www.rhisac.org.