Articles tagged “security”

Judge Denies Trump Administration Request to Toss Suit Over Electronics Searches

Judge Denies Trump Administration Request to Toss Suit Over Electronics Searches

Erik Larson, Bloomberg

This lawsuit over searches of laptops and cellphones will proceed, but in the meantime travelers need to think seriously about data privacy when they're crossing U.S. borders.

1 month ago

Protecting Data Becomes Focus a Year After the Laptop Ban

Protecting Data Becomes Focus a Year After the Laptop Ban

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Data security is a complicated issue for companies, and it's only getting more complicated as threats mount around the world. Hopefully, last year's laptop ban acts as a wake-up call for businesses that haven't paid attention to the security risks of business travel.

3 months ago

Safety and Security Should Remain in Spotlight for Events

Safety and Security Should Remain in Spotlight for Events

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Safety should be a priority for events, whether taking place at a local hotel or a convention center in a gateway city. Unfortunately, event planners don't always have the resources they need to prepare for complicated security situations.

3 months ago

Event Security Takes on Fresh Importance for Meeting Planners

Event Security Takes on Fresh Importance for Meeting Planners

Robin Amster, Skift

The meetings and events industry is still working to figure out a better approach to security. For the time being, safety should be the priority for planners as they look to stage new events, even if a destination doesn't seem particularly risky.

3 months ago

Support for LGBT Business Travelers Needs to Be Ramped Up

Support for LGBT Business Travelers Needs to Be Ramped Up

Andrew Sheivachman, Skift

Travel managers should get much more active when fending off problems for LGBTQ travelers headed to certain destinations. Knowledge, understanding, and the right tools can make all the difference.

3 months ago

Orbitz Discloses Potential Data Breach of Customer Credit Cards

Orbitz Discloses Potential Data Breach of Customer Credit Cards

Associated Press

Orbitz isn't the first booking site to get hacked, and certainly won't be the last. The scope of this breach was global, and it's concerning that the hack captured information on nearly a million payment cards.

3 months ago

Uber Suspends Testing After Self-Driving Car Kills Pedestrian

Uber Suspends Testing After Self-Driving Car Kills Pedestrian

Mark Bergen, Bloomberg

It was only a matter of time until an accident created a public conversation about the dangers of self-driving cars. Now that we're here, the backlash could force Uber, Waymo, and others to reexamine the safety of their autonomous vehicles.

3 months ago

TSA Shifting Focus to Public Areas Outside Security Checkpoints

TSA Shifting Focus to Public Areas Outside Security Checkpoints

Alan Levin, Bloomberg

It looks like airport check-in and baggage claim areas are the next target for improved security in the U.S. following a string of attacks in Europe. Given the TSA's recent problems staffing security checkpoints, the organization could become stretched even more thinly.

4 months ago

Marriott CEO: Known Traveler Program Could Balance Visitor Demand With Security Issues

Marriott CEO: Known Traveler Program Could Balance Visitor Demand With Security Issues

Arne Sorenson, Marriott

The balance between the freedom to travel versus security issues is a dynamic playing out across the globe. A known traveler program that uses biometrics and other data to alleviate security concerns would be great for road warriors and other supertravelers, but might have less utility for once-a-year vacationers. Then again, there are no panaceas.

5 months ago

TripIt Can Now Tell You When to Leave the House for Your Flight

TripIt Can Now Tell You When to Leave the House for Your Flight

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

It's fairly shocking to see that TripIt, which lives deep in the belly of Concur and SAP, is still innovating. We had given TripIt up for dead, but there appears to be a pulse.

5 months ago

Hotels Give Panic Buttons to Their Housekeepers

Hotels Give Panic Buttons to Their Housekeepers

Josh Eidelson, Bloomberg

Housekeepers are especially vulnerable to sexual misconduct by guests. Whether or not hotels are technically required to provide panic buttons, it's the right thing to do.

6 months ago

TSA Wasn’t Prepared for the Popularity of Its PreCheck Program

TSA Wasn’t Prepared for the Popularity of Its PreCheck Program

Daniel Flatley, Bloomberg

The TSA is facing bureaucratic issues because travelers are tired of waiting on lengthy airport security lines. Perhaps merging PreCheck and Global Entry, as authorities are reportedly considering, could help clear up this bottleneck. It could also make things way worse.

7 months ago