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29 November 2018

HTNG Launches the Travel Information Sharing and Analysis Center

Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) forms the Travel Information Sharing and Analysis Center (Travel ISAC), the global travel industry's new platform for security messaging, collaboration and partnerships.

Building on HTNG's long history of security communication, awareness and standards building, the Travel ISAC signifies an evolution of HTNG's Chief Information Security Officers' (CISO) Forum.

The Travel ISAC will further bring together the $8 trillion travel industry to collectively defend customers, staff and assets against the constantly evolving threat landscape. This expansion includes participants from many travel industry segments, including leisure and business travel, non-airline transit such as car rentals and rail, venues, time shares and vacation rentals, cruise lines, casinos, destination management organizations and much more.

"HTNG recognizes the need to 'secure the journey,' across all travel related segments, by protecting guests, staff and corporate assets," said Patrick Dunphy, CIO of HTNG. "The Travel ISAC will now make that objective achievable."

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

By engaging senior security leaders and analyst resources, the the Travel ISAC will fulfill its mission by:

  • Sharing relevant and critical information security issues as quickly as they happen in a trusted, confidential manner
  • Coordinating response to achieve best-in-class capabilities
  • Developing industry specific security best practices, architectures and other materials that mature industry security posture
  • Engaging law enforcement and other governmental agencies

For more information, please visit the Travel ISAC Webpage or contact Patrick Dunphy at patrick@htng.org.

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 24 top IT leaders from hospitality companies around the world, itself has technology responsibility for over 2.5 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.


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