Lake Worth, FL (PRWEB) June 25, 2014
Hospitality Evolution Resources Consulting (HER-Consulting.com) is pleased to announce their unique role based eLearning modules on protecting Personally Identifiable Information (PII) have been selected by Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (HFTP) as part of their pre-approved certification education maintenance requirement.
As a result of HER’s strategic partner (The Venza Group) receiving approved educational provider status for HFTP members, Protecting PII is now part of the select curriculum of acceptable continuing education courses accepted as CPE’s when Certified Hospitality Accountant Executives (CHAE) and Certified Hospitality Technology Professionals (CHTP) apply for renewal of their certification. The Protecting PII modules are part of the extensive Venza Group’s PEAK® Series of courses on compliance and workforce effectiveness specifically for the Hospitality Industry.
Venza Group’s PEAK® eLearning programs have, with the announcement of HFTP’s educational approval, had their value boldly acknowledged. Further enhancing the association’s educational resources, members are now eligible to receive a discount for their companies on pre-approved data privacy-related learning programs.
“The industry is realizing that PCI compliance is just the tip of the iceberg. Protecting valuable identity information typically tied to hotel guest data is a must in today’s environment post Target. Staff in several departments at hotels are sharing and storing PII inappropriately on both an internal and external basis. These unique eLearning modules are the first hospitality driven courses available to educate staff based on what they do. It is also the first system developed by the hotel industry for the hotel industry,” said Evelyne Oreskovich, President of Hospitality Evolution Resources.
With reports of data breaches increasingly affecting the hospitality industry, it is clear that hotels are attractive and lucrative targets for criminals. Hoteliers reduce the risk and negative publicity associated with data breaches by properly educating employees on data security.
“Educating industry professionals on the importance of data security vigilance is nothing new for HFTP. Now, by providing their certificate holders and members access to these eLearning programs, HFTP is boosting its commitment to the hospitality professional’s growth,” said Jeff Venza, President and CEO of the Venza Group. “And with the recent ruling by the FTC relative to protecting guest data, the need is greater than ever for hotels to take proactive steps to ensure staff is better trained to spot ways data can be compromised despite outstanding IT precautions.”
About Hospitality Evolution Resources (HER)
Hospitality Evolution Resources (HER) offer a comprehensive array of services and solutions as well as focused industry expertise to help hotels, resorts, lodging chains, and hospitality companies increase performance, profit, and return on investment. Led by an award-winning team of industry veterans with knowledge in diverse areas of the lodging business, HER provides Hospitality-related companies with “solutions that pack results” — effectively bridging the gap between Management, Operations, Technology and Marketing. The company enjoys acclaim for its robust training curricula focused on a range of Hospitality focused topics including Distribution and PII security. For additional information, visit the company’s website at HER-Consulting.com or call Marion Roger at (646) 670-8837.
HFTP, Austin, Texas, USA and Maastricht, The Netherlands, founded in 1952, is the global professional association for financial and technology personnel working in hotels, clubs and other hospitality-related businesses. HFTP provides first class educational opportunities, research, and publications to members around the globe including, the premiere hospitality technology conference HITEC--founded in 1972. HFTP also awards the only hospitality specific certifications for accounting and technology --the Certified Hospitality Accountant Executive (CHAE) and the Certified Hospitality Technology Professional (CHTP) designations. HFTP was founded in the USA as the National Association of Hotel Accountants. For more information, visit hftp.org.