Travel and Hospitality Industries Create Larger ISAC Sharing Community

Two ISACs come together to strengthen overall consumer-facing industry
Travel and Hospitality Industries Create Larger ISAC Sharing Community

WASHINGTON, D.C., January 14, 2020 – The Travel & Hospitality Information Sharing and Analysis Center (ISAC) and Retail & Hospitality ISAC (RH-ISAC) announce their agreement to strengthen the travel and hospitality industries by moving the Travel & Hospitality ISAC within the RH-ISAC.

The Travel & Hospitality ISAC, formed in 2018 by Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) at the request of a group of hospitality chief information security officers, is now part of the RH-ISAC community as of January 1, 2020.  

The announcement comes in response to increasing efforts to defend customers, staff, and assets against the constantly evolving threat landscape affecting the global travel and hospitality industries by strengthening collaboration and information sharing within one community.

“HTNG is beyond thrilled for the Travel & Hospitality ISAC to be part of the RH-ISAC. We recognize the need to ‘secure the journey’ across all travel related segments by protecting guests, staff, and corporate assets,” said Patrick Dunphy, CIO of HTNG. “Within the RH-ISAC community, we will now be a stronger joint force to make that objective achievable.”

Michael Blake, CEO of HTNG adds, “We’ve seen the Travel & Hospitality ISAC pave the way for secure communication between hotels, and it’s very exciting to now advance the Travel & Hospitality ISAC with RH-ISAC to grow and strengthen the relationship among other travel verticals.”

“HTNG has built a strong sharing community within major hospitality brands,” echoed RH-ISAC President Suzie Squier. “The RH-ISAC is excited to continue that work within hospitality and travel, and combine it with what our members are sharing to be a force multiplier in helping to secure these important sectors.”

RH-ISAC is the trusted cybersecurity community for retail, travel, and hospitality organizations. Working with cybersecurity teams, the RH-ISAC seeks to transform the way companies mature capabilities and collaborate to reduce the risk of cybercrime.

Through the RH-ISAC, members of all sizes have the ability to share cyber intelligence on incidents, threats, vulnerabilities, and associated threat remediation because, as a community, we understand that we are stronger together. Members benefit from real-time information on threats and vulnerabilities from more than 1,200 analysts, threat hunters, and security engineers through listservs, chat channels, and weekly intel analysts calls.

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