privacy

Op Ed: Sam Hilgendorf On The Role Of Self-Sovereign Identification In Travel

Glimpsing backward and forward, Fox World Travel chief information officer Sam Hilgendorf offers a primer on how self-sovereign identification works and a description of how it will impact business travel. When was the last time you felt in full control of your identity and personal information? For me, it was around 1997. I had my…

Explainer: Self-Sovereign Identity

People share a lot of personal information through digital channels, and the entities they interact with access more of it than they need. Individuals have little control over the transmission of their data and who gets what. The concept of a decentralized, self-sovereign identity fixes that while addressing cybersecurity and streamlining processes. A self-sovereign identity…

A ‘Very Credible’ Candidate: This Recruiting Scam Is Underway Now

“Victoria Jones,” head of leadership consulting at Exec Search Pros Inc., emailed yours truly on Oct. 29 about a client that had “retained us to fill various senior-level positions in one of their recent acquisitions. I was referred to you by an outside talent sourcing firm and based on your previous experience I think you…

Beware Free Wi-Fi: Government Urges Workers To Avoid Public Networks

By David Sanger, a White House and national security correspondent, and Julian Barnes, a national security reporter. The Biden administration would like you to get a vaccine and wear a mask. Oh, and one more thing: It has just proclaimed that it’s time for government employees and contractors to get off public Wi-Fi, where they…

Remote Risks, Ransomware Highlight Individual Role In Stopping Attacks

Coverage of a thwarted cyberattack against carmaker Tesla last week suggested the alleged perpetrator was also involved with the July ransomware used against CWT. The travel management company reportedly paid out more than $4.5 million in Bitcoin to regain control of its computers and protect client data. While there’s no confirmation that it’s the same…

Does Your Board Really Understand Your Cyber Risks?

By Daniel Dobrygowski, head of governance and policy for the World Economic Forum Centre for Cybersecurity, and Derek Vadala, CEO of Cyber Assessments, a joint venture between credit rating agency Moody’s Corporation and company-building venture group Team8. This article is republished here with permission as part of our licensing program. Over the past decade, business leaders have…

European Court’s Data Privacy Decision Adds Uncertainty And Work For TMCs, Other Travel Companies

Ensuring the protection of data about European citizens transferred to the United States just became mildly to a whole lot more complicated. The Court of Justice of the European Union last week invalidated the Privacy Shield framework in use by more than 5,000 companies, including approximately 16 U.S.-based travel management companies. It found that the…

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