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Promoting Excellence: VENZA Launches the InfoSec Invitational Competition

  • 03.01.21
VENZA further cements its position as the industry’s go-to data protection awareness champion. How? They are hosting a global information security-focused quiz game-style competition.

A first for the hospitality technology community, this series of matches has a whimsically fun atmosphere that makes the competition accessible even to those with a mere casual appreciation of the world of IT security. However, the InfoSec Invitational is serious business. It challenges competitors by testing their understanding of crucially important topics such as Email Hygiene, PCI DSS, GDPR, social engineering, and network vulnerabilities (just to name a few).  

Game play is done in matches consisting of rounds of questions. Correct answers win points for the players. The top three highest scorers ascend from the Group Stage to the Regional Finals. The top performer from each region (North America and Europe) meets their rival in a head-to-head match for the title of World Champion.

Daniel Johnson, partner/co-founder of VENZA had this to say about the competition, “The ultimate goal is to raise the appreciation for data protection in our industry. I see no better way than to simultaneously spotlight the great work of hospitality IT’s best and brightest. This rousing competition with an extra helping of fun & laughter is just the dish to fill this need in hospitality technology.”   

And this serious game comes with serious prizes; the winners of the Regional Finals enjoy a 2-night stay at a selected Belmond property. VP of IT for Belmond, Bryan Hammer, says, “we’re committed to data protection within our organization and are thrilled to be able to contribute to the betterment of the entire industry by partnering with VENZA.”

Travel is also provided for the victors. Alliants, a contactless guest experience provider is the event’s travel sponsor. "Given the sensitive nature of guest data passing through the Alliants contactless guest experience platform, we have worked very hard to achieve best in class status for security practices. Naturally, therefore, we applaud any initiative that highlights the critical role of IT and data security in a hotel and are delighted to sponsor VENZA's event. We wish all of the participants the very best of luck!" said Alan O'Riordan, VP of sales EMEA.

And never missing an opportunity to contribute to the improvement of the industry, the team at HFTP is providing a full conference registration plus two room nights for the World Champion to attend HITEC Dallas 2021. “I am truly honored to be a part of this,” says HFTP president, Mark Pate. “This fun, informative, innovative initiative is just what the industry needs.”

Drawing on decades of experience, VENZA is a data protection company that can help organizations mitigate their vulnerabilities and ensure compliance, keeping guests and their data safe from breaches. By delivering a security solution for readiness, reassurance and response, VENZA offers 360-degree visibility for proactive management of risks—so users can focus on guest service and building trust in their brand. Better visibility means better defense. Know the risks, protect the enterprise with VENZA.  

More than 225,000 users in 100+ countries look to VENZA for tools, technology, and strategic security support. Founded in 2008 with a decade of service to the hospitality industry, VENZA is a privately held company with regional offices in Atlanta, GA, Pensacola, FL and The Hague, Netherlands. For more information, visit www.VENZAgroup.com or contact us at sales@venzagroup.com 

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