Hospitality industry a growing target for cyber crime

Cobalt Holdings, Inc. has retained Good Harbor Security Risk Management, LLC, which offers advisory services in the areas of cyber and physical security risk management, to help develop advanced security services for its customers in Mexico, the company said.

Engaging the Washington, D.C. company will further reinforce Cobalt´s commitment to cyber security for its 180-kilometer fiber-optic GigNet network from Cancun to Tulum serving the hospitality, enterprise and mobile carrier markets. Good Harbor is headed by Chairman & CEO Richard A. Clarke, who served three consecutive US Presidents through ten continuous years as a White House official, including as Special Advisor to the President for Cyberspace, Special Assistant to the President for Global Affairs, and National Coordinator for Security and Counter-terrorism.

Clarke is the author of eight books, including the national number one best-seller Against All Enemies and Cyber War: The Next Threat to National Security and What to Do About It. He taught at Harvard University´s Kennedy School of Government on national security, counter-terrorism, and cyber security.

Specifically, Good Harbor will assess cyber and physical security threats to GigNet´s network, for which security has already been a priority, and develop decision-making processes to mitigate risks. It will then help Cobalt align resources to risk, establish a focused security program, and prepare for potential security incidents.

Cobalt Holdings, Inc., through its Mexico operating subsidiaries Cobalt Broadband Services S.A. de C.V. and Sanalto Redes Peninsular, S.A.P.I. de C.V. is a licensed telecommunications provider in Mexico. The company is building an advanced fiber-optic broadband network in the Mexican Caribbean, one of the largest and fastest growing tourism destinations in the world, with over 160,000 hotel rooms and over 23 million annual airport visitors.

Good Harbor Security Risk Management is a premier cyber security advisory firm with decades of experience advising Boards, CEOs, CISOs, other corporate executives, investment professionals, and government leaders on managing cyber security risk. More information is available at