LEHI, Utah--(BUSINESS WIRE)--ProPay (www.propay.com), an industry leader in end-to-end data security encryption, credit card processing and electronic payment services, announced the lineup for its 2010 Data Security Summit set for March 9-10, 2010, at The Canyons Resort in Park City, Utah.
“The payment industry is under constant attack, and sensitive payment data continues to fall into the hands of hackers”
This year’s roster of presenters features Avivah Litan, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner Research; Bob Russo, General Manager, PCI Security Standards Council; Chris Mark, CPISM/A, CISSP, CIPP; Tia Ilori, Compliance Program Manager, Visa; John Bartholomew, Vice President of Sales, and David Ellis, Director of Forensic Investigations, Security Metrics; Fred Laing, President, UMACHA—Regional NACHA Association—and Chairman of the Internet Council; Matt Sarrel, Executive Director, Sarrel Group; and Veronica Flanagan, Vice President of Payment Network Compliance, Wells Fargo Merchant Services.
- Over the two-day conference, speakers will address:
- Risks associated with storing sensitive payment data
- The magnitude and long-term effects of a data compromise on shareholder value
- How data thieves are trying to get to your data
- How you can protect your sensitive payment data from data thieves
- What you need to do to ensure PCI-DSS compliance
- How online credit card compromise is perpetrated
- Additional security insights and strategies
“The payment industry is under constant attack, and sensitive payment data continues to fall into the hands of hackers,” said Gary Goodrich, CEO of ProPay. “The 2010 Data Security Summit will give attendees the background and ammunition they need to go on the offensive. The presenter lineup that has been assembled is a Who’s Who list from the payment industry. Certainly, they will enlighten the attendees with new information that will aid their business’ safety and security moving forward.”
Featured Speakers Include:
Avivah Litan, Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, Gartner
Ms. Litan is arguably the most respected and widely read expert on financial fraud. She also covers authentication, identity theft, fraud detection and prevention applications, as well as other areas of information security and risk. She speaks frequently around the country on payment systems and financial flows in the business-to-consumer and business-to-business markets.
Bob Russo, General Manager of the PCI Security Standards Council
Mr. Russo works with representatives from American Express, Discover Financial, JCB, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa International to drive awareness and adoption of the PCI Data Security Standard. As part of his responsibilities, Russo oversees the PCI Security Standards Council's training, testing and certification programs for Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs) and Approved Scanning Vendors (ASVs) and related staff, serving as a key resource for the certification process. He also coordinates research and analysis regarding PCI DSS, soliciting feedback from the vendor and merchant community, and driving recruitment of stakeholders as Participating Organizations in the Council.
Chris Mark, CPISM/A, CISSP, CIPP
Mr. Mark is a noted payment card security expert. In addition to working for MasterCard and with Visa on their respective security programs, Chris was a member of the PCI SSC technical working group. He was one of the industry's first QSAs and conducted scores of PCI DSS assessments. From 2007-2009 Chris conducted PCI related training on behalf of Visa and was a QSA trainer. He personally trained over 10,000 people worldwide. Chris has published numerous articles and spoken at numerous events on the topic of information security within the payment card industry.
Tia Ilori, Compliance Program Manager, Visa
Ms. Ilori has held numerous positions throughout the organization in areas such as Technology Support Services, Issuer Risk Management, and Fraud Investigations and Incident Management. In her current role as a Compliance Program Manager, Tia is responsible for the management of Visa's US Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Level 1 and Level 2 merchant compliance program, as well as managing Visa's franchise security best practices programs which helps drive PCI DSS into franchise businesses. Tia recently authored a Visa data security bulletin outlining key payment system security practices franchise operators can leverage to meet their obligation to comply with the PCI DSS and is also directly responsible for managing and hosting Visa's PCI DSS training seminars.
Fred Laing, President, UMACHA
Mr. Lang is president of UMACHA, a NACHA regional association, and has been for 25 years. Mr. Laing has designed and presented workshops on all facets of the ACH network including risk management, compliance, marketing and rules. He has also developed and presented sessions on Payment Systems Fraud, Data Security and Cash Management.
John Bartholomew, VP Sales, Security Metrics
Mr. Bartholomew, Vice President of Sales for Security Metrics, has been with Security Metrics since 2001 and has contributed to consistent triple-digit growth for the company. Security Metrics has assisted more than 400,000 merchants in over 40 countries with their PCI compliance.
David Ellis, Director of Forensic Investigations, Security Metrics
Mr. Ellis holds QIRA (Qualified Incident Response Assessor), QSA (Qualified Security Assessor), and CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certifications. In addition to his forensics background, David has over 20 years of law enforcement and investigation experience. He was a Lieutenant of Police with the Oakland Police Department and has trained at the FBI National Academy.
Matt Sarrel, Executive Director, Sarrel Group
Mr. Sarrel is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) with 20 years of information and network security experience. Sarrel currently writes for a number of publications and websites including PC Mag, eWeek, CIO Update and GigaOM. Sarrel has written for and spoken to numerous international audiences about information technology and information security. He participated as an expert in two Federal Trade Commission workshops, one about spam in 2003 and one about spyware in 2004.
Veronica Flanagan, Vice President of Payment Network Compliance, Wells Fargo
Ms. Flanagan is responsible for managing all facets of Wells Fargo Merchant Services’ compliance with Visa, MasterCard, Discover and debit network rules, managing programs such as PCI, PA-DSS and the Triple Data Encryption Standard (TDES). She has 17 years of industry experience that includes roles as Credit and Risk Manager for Wells Fargo Merchant Services and Director of Service Quality at Visa.
Registration fees for the 2010 ProPay Data Security Summit are $199 per person. ProPay is offering a $50 early bird discount if registration is completed by February 1, 2010. For more information about the Data Security Summit, including how to register and speaker topics, please visit www.propaysummit.com, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 888-227-9856.
Since 1997, ProPay has led the market in providing simple, safe and affordable credit card processing and electronic payment services for businesses ranging from the small, home-based entrepreneur to multi-billion-dollar enterprises. ProPay is leading the industry as a provider of complete end-to-end payment security and encryption solutions for organizations. ProPay’s solutions reduce a merchant's risk of breaches and PCI scope by removing the data. ProPay is a privately held company, headquartered in Lehi, Utah. For information, visit www.propay.com/pressroom.