Data security is a matter of concern only when financial
transaction is taken into account. Financial data are more vulnerable to cyber
attacks or data breach due to security non compliance in the Information
large number of hotel chains and hotel owners have not yet realized the
importance of the security department, are not structured to meet the demand
and believe that investing in the professionalization of the security
department is quite costly and unnecessary.
practice, security is often not treated as a business and does not receive due
attention as it receives the hosting, food and beverage, events, among others
sectors. In addition, managers trained in corporate security have technical knowledge
that makes the security department not only be considered as expenses and throw
money away, as many hoteliers consider, but rather as an investment.
you ever imagined how many people circulate in hotels, not only to host, attend
an event or even dinner, but in search of precious assets of guests or even the
hotel’s own assets? Keeping information and property protected is part of
modern security that still involves protecting e-mail sent and received by
guests and employees in the business center and secure telephone calls. A
security professional who has not been trained or able to understand the
peculiarities of hospitality will certainly not be able to understand the
complex operation and can often resort to unconventional methods to resolve a
merely commercial issue at the reception desk in a rather truculent way.
of transactions are routed through credit card, debit card and online payment
mode which makes the system highly vulnerable and easily exposed to hackers.
Companies from Payment card industry like VISA, MasterCard, American
Express, Discover and other private labels created a security system for
securing sensitive data and prevent credit card fraud. Security
compliance is validated by an external Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) for
large volume transactions and by Self Assessment Questionnaire ( SAQ ) for
small volume transactions. This security
organizations ensure that a minimum level of security should be maintained by
the merchants when they store, process and transmit cardholder data. There are
12 PCI compliant requirements as formulated y the Payment Card Industry
Security Standard Council (PCI SSC).