LONDON, November 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
As criminals continue to breach the security of cardholder data stored by businesses of all sizes and in all industries, hotels that store guests' payment information are increasingly making data security a top priority.
To help hotels and other businesses in the hospitality industry to minimise the likelihood of data breaches, Ground Labs is sponsoring the HOSPACE 2011 Conference and Exhibition to be held on November 24, 2011 at the Sofitel, Heathrow Terminal 5 in London. The annual event brings together professionals involved in financial management, revenue management and information technology within the hospitality industry.
Singapore-based Ground Labs is a global leader in the development of security and auditing software solutions for the payment card industry. Its flagship products, Card Recon and Enterprise Recon, identify data storage risks automatically on thousands of computer systems worldwide, helping companies prevent security breaches that result in the theft of customers' credit and debit card numbers.
"Many hotels have been storing customer credit card transactions on computer systems for many years, and therefore they face significant challenges in the security of cardholder data," says Stephen Cavey, Director of Corporate Development. "Our sponsorship of HOSPACE 2011 offers a prime opportunity to demonstrate the simple approaches that can be used to help hotels achieve compliance with PCI data security standards."
Mr. Cavey will present a session titled 'The risk of hidden credit card data storage in your hotel -- are you endangering your business and customers?' The presentation will educate hotel professionals on how they can avoid common PCI compliance mistakes related to cardholder data storage practices that are often overlooked. Ground Labs will be exhibiting throughout the day on the main event floor with live demonstrations of Card Recon and Enterprise Recon.
"Criminals are on the lookout 24/7 for easy targets to steal valuable credit card data from," warns Mr. Cavey. "Many hotels are unaware that sensitive credit card information is stored insecurely within emails, spreadsheets, and reservation systems." His presentation will discuss the common hiding places of cardholder data and how it can be removed while simplifying hotels' PCI compliance efforts.
The HOSPACE 2011 Conference and Exhibition is an annual one-day conference hosted by HOSPA (formerly BAHA), which is the UK's leading educational organisation for professionals involved in financial management, revenue management and IT within the hospitality industry. Additional information about HOSPACE 2011 is available online at http://www.hospace.net.
About Ground Labs
Ground Labs is a global leader in the development of security and auditing software solutions for the payment card industry. Its flagship products, Card Recon and Enterprise Recon, identify data storage risks on thousands of computer systems worldwide, helping companies prevent security breaches that result in the theft of customers' credit and debit card numbers. For more information and product demos, visit http://www.groundlabs.com.
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