Securing the Internet of Things (IoT)

With the technological advancements emerging in recent years, it seems like everything is interconnected. Individuals can change the temperature in their house, open curtains, turn on a light, unlock a…

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Hospitality Students Talk Trends, Challenges and Endless Possibilities in Today’s Industry

Ariel and Melissa are both college students studying hospitality at the Rochester Institute of Technology, as well as members of their local HFTP student chapter and were volunteers at HITEC…

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Outsourcing Cybersecurity and Contracts

For many companies in the hospitality space running smaller operations, having a full-time IT person on staff may not be an option. Other companies may have an IT manager on…

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Clubs in Collaboration: A Productive Discussion on Revising the USFRC

A select group of 28 talented club professionals assembled at the inaugural HFTP Club Forum late last month in Sarasota, Florida USA. This executive-level event was designed to explore pressing…

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Beware of Ransomware

Ransomware is defined by the United States Department of Justice Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a “type of malicious software designed to block access to a computer system until…

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HFTP Partners with NAF to Help High School Students “Be Future Ready” in Hospitality, Finance and Technology

HFTP Helps at the 2018 Annual Convention will direct its fundraising towards the HFTP Scholarship fund in support of hospitality education as part of its ongoing charitable efforts. Traditionally, the…

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The Challenge for Hotels When It Comes to Securing Their Systems

In hotels, guests are a unique challenge to securing hotel systems. One of the first things a hotel guest does once they reach their hotel room is to check their…

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Business Continuity Plans: Enhance Cybersecurity in the Hospitality Industry

Written By: Evita Ma With countless cyberattacks occurring in recent years, cybersecurity has become an unseparated concern during daily operation. To protect the business from incident influence, a continuity plan…

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How to Benefit from Networking Events

Written by: Dan McCarthy You may not feel inclined to attend a networking event. After all, why waste an entire evening doing what you already conveniently do on social media?…

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What Hotels Need to Know About the California Consumer Privacy Act

Written By: Jeff Venza Hotel management companies are asking: “How does this new privacy act in California compare to the new EU Privacy Law?” A side-by-side comparison reveals a few…

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