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Retail and Hospitality ISAC and Travel and Hospitality ISAC Create Larger Sharing Community


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 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.  

RH-ISAC is a community for sharing sector-specific cybersecurity information and intelligence. It connects information security teams at the strategic, operational and tactical levels to work together on issues and challenges, to share practices and insights, and to benchmark among each other — all with the goal of building better security for the retail and hospitality industries through collaboration. RH-ISAC serves all retail and hospitality companies, including retailers, restaurants, hotels, gaming casinos, food retailers, consumer products and other consumer-facing companies.   

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.” 

Through the RH-ISAC, members have the ability to share cyber intelligence on incidents, threats, vulnerabilities, and associated threat remediation. 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 analyst calls.

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