Hotel Security

By Mark Sanna

Mark Sanna is the Vice President of Corporate Security and Chief Security Officer of Hyatt Hotels Inc. Previously Sanna was a Foreign Service Officer for more than 20 years in the Diplomatic Security Service, managing complex international security programs and law enforcement operations.   His overseas assignments include in-country resident postings as the Diplomatic Security Attaché in Frankfurt, Kuwait, Ankara, Beirut, and Moscow.

Chief Security Officer for Hyatt Hotels, Inc., Mark Sanna, discussed with The Cipher Brief how Hyatt secures their hotels around the world, how they respond in an event of an attack, and how the hotel industry works together to promote the safety of their guests. Sanna believes this sharing of information is invaluable to understanding the evolving threat practice.

The Cipher Brief: Can you give us your reaction to the hotel attacks in Mali, and give our readers a better understanding of how you secure hotels in dangerous security environments? 

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