Questions You Need to Be Asking About Tokenization

There are far too many vendors using the term tokenization loosely to describe solutions that, in fact, are not true tokenization. As if it’s not already hard enough to find the right solution (and even more difficult to pitch that…

Time to Get “Battle Ready”

PCI Compliance Boot Camp Comes to HITEC 2011 In the U.S. military, the concept of “boot camp” brings to mind very physical and vigorous training that transforms the average citizen into a fully developed soldier who is combat ready. For…

SecurityCents Podcast – Frank Wolfe Discusses HFTP Projects

Frank Wolfe, CAE, CEO of HFTP recently spoke with Merchant Link’s SecurityCents Podcast. Listen to learn about upcoming HFTP projects like HITEC, our partnership with NCA on a technology task force, why PCI compliance is so important to the hospitality industry and more….

The Hospitality Industry: In the Hacker’s Crosshairs

According to the Verizon 2010 Breach Investigations Report, the hospitality industry, along with financial services and retail, remains one of the “Big Three” industries affected by breaches. Why have the hackers turned their attention to the hotel industry? Some reasons…

New Issue of The Bottomline Covers the Tax Relief Act and More

We just released the April/May issue of The Bottomline, HFTP’s bi-monthly publication. The issue’s general theme features articles on: How to navigate the Tax Relief Act How organizations managed HR in a slow economy Updates to the enterprise communication system…

Hotel Managers Must Take Action on Hotel Credit Card Security

HFTP, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) and Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG), issued a joint statement on actions hotel managers should take on hotel credit card security.  The statement indicates three actions that hotel managers, along with IT…

PCI Compliance: Myths and Rumors

In January, I held a sold-out HFTP webinar on PCI compliance. Along with the “12 Commandments” of PCI compliance, I discussed myths and rumors about compliance, which I wanted to briefly share. Myth #1 : If a PMS or POS…