All Your Hotel Needs to Know about becoming PCI DSS Compliance

With hacking and data theft becoming increasingly common, there is growing pressure on organizations that store confidential personnel and financial data to put in place systems and processes that deter hackers. It is here that PCI DSS an internationally recognized security standard comes into play.

Hospitality properties across size and geography today access credit card payments whether it is to book rooms, during guests check-out, at the bar and restaurant or as payment of other services. PA DSS requires that hotels store credit card information in a particular manner and put in place systems that protect the confidential data they collect.

What is PCI DSS?

PCI DSS stands for Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, and is a worldwide security standard assembled by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). The standard is enforced by major credit card companies that make up the Payment Card Industry Security Council, namely American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard and Visa.

Why Hotels should be aware of PCI DSS?

Hotels have payment transactions every day and most computers are open to the internet which makes them vulnerable to a security breach. These breaches can have disastrous effects on a hotel’s reputation and even result in it being blacklisted. Read More

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About hospitalitytechnology

Technology is making greater and greater inroads into our lives. Right from when we wake up in the morning to when we head to sleep – we cannot imagine a life without the gadgets and gizmos that make life easy and interesting. When we travel and stay in hotels, our expectations are no different. We expect all the technological amenities we easily access at home if not more. The hospitality industry in increasingly accessing technology to wow guests, optimize their use of manpower, control hotel functions in an integrated manner and on the whole reduce costs while increasing efficiency. This blog is meant to track these technological changes happening in the hospitality sector. The growing move towards sophisticated hotel ERP, the growing use of cloud computing, the rapidly changing customer facing devices – smart phones and iPads, the increasing security concerns and more. Expect to find interesting articles, whitepapers, thoughts, and observations. Feel free to comment and even mail us content that you don’t mind posted here. Happy reading!
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