Hotel chain Marriott has requested the Federal Communications Commission to allow the full implementation of blocking hotel guests’ personal Wi-Fi and Mi-Fi devices around its premises, especially conference and meeting rooms. Marriott says that the request is based on security concerns, stating that guests can use their hotspot-enabled devices to compromise the hotel’s network or to commit a data breach involving other guests.
After more than 10 months of careful planning for the 118th running of the Boston Marathon, Boston's hotels are gearing up for record occupancy and larger-than-ever crowds of spectators both in the city and along the 26.2 mile route. This year’s Boston Marathon will be held on April 21st.
The lessons learned following the Boston Marathon bombings were many, but one lesson that was learned rather quickly was that Twitter was going to become the go-to platform for gathering timely and accurate information from city, state and federal officials regarding the rapidly unfolding events of that week.
“It is important for CEOs to understand that the safety and security departments provide an important role in protecting the brand reputation.”
November 5, 2013
“Leadership is best done by leading by example and through respect for others,” says Patrick Murphy, Senior Director, Global Safety and Security Services for Marriott International Inc. The black belt martial arts professional turned CSO has set the example for leadership during his outstanding career. “After martial arts, I asked myself, ‘Now what?’ I saw an advertisement for an executive protection academy. One thing led to another, and before I knew it I was a bodyguard for the Chairman and President of what was at first a small, fast-growing company.”
In our experience of designing and building IP systems for the gaming market, we have learned that – along with technology changes – transitioning to IP surveillance involves a multi-faceted adjustment in how surveillance departments operate.
Global Security Operations Centers (GSOCs) are a valued necessity to support an enterprise’s global business goals and operations today, but building one requires buy-in, organization and insight from the enterprise’s internal and external customers, including its GSOC operators.