VENZA Helps East West Destination Hospitality Take Proactive Approach to Security Management

  • 06.15.16
VENZA is partnering with East West Destination Hospitality to provide a comprehensive security management solution, encompassing issues such as PCI/PII compliance, sexual harassment prevention and other critical security awareness concerns, for its full range of hotel, resort, gas station, eyewear and spa locations.

“Hotel and retail employees are the first line of defense when it comes to mitigating data security vulnerabilities and ensuring compliance,” said Daniel Johnson, VENZA’s COO. “With multiple locations and property types within its portfolio, East West Destination Hospitality wanted to get out in front of any potential issues by making sure its employees are knowledgeable and prepared to act to maintain the safety of their guests’ and customers’ data.”

Drawing on VENZA’s decades of hospitality industry experience, East West has implemented a comprehensive learning solution that includes VENZA’s InfoSec Awareness Program for Hospitality and InfoSec Awareness Program for Retail — both of which address PCI compliance, PII compliance and standards related to EMV and tokenization card technology — as well as VENZA’s Sexual Harassment Prevention e-learning modules.

 “We believe in taking a proactive approach to protecting the security of our guests, customers and employees, and this initiative is an important part of that,” said Virginia Lecea, assistant director of HR, East West Destination Hospitality. “Given the turnover in the resort industry, particularly in properties like ski resorts, one of our biggest concerns is user management. VENZA’s flexibility in terms of access — not to mention their deep expertise and credibility in the industry—made them the obvious choice when we were looking for a partner to help us meet our security management objectives.”
VENZA was recently designated as a PCI Participating Organization by the PCI Security Standards Council, the global forum for the ongoing development, enhancement, storage, dissemination and implementation of security standards for account data protection. As a result, the company receives exclusive communications and access to new standards prior to their release to the public, enabling it to provide added value, expertise and support over the course of the partnership with East West.

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