Shift4 to Host Payment Security Summit
Las Vegas (June 13, 2007) ? Shift4 Corporation will host a second industry summit meeting on strategies to balance Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance, real security and information privacy. The Shift4 Security Summit will be held September 26 and 27, 2007 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel Casino in Las Vegas. The meeting will bring together major card associations, acquiring banks, processors, and merchant groups. The event is limited to 250 attendees; the registration deadline is August 27.
“With new standards, new technologies and ever-changing public perceptions, merchants are in a battle to achieve ‘Real Security’ and PCI compliance,” said John Mann, Shift4 Vice President of Sales. “We have invited thought leaders from the payments industry to openly discuss and debate the current status and evolution of security, compliance and privacy.”
New Patented Technology
At its first Security Summit in 2005 Shift4 unveiled its breakthrough Tokenization technology that offers a greater level of security by substituting a unique identifier (a token) for a card number, so sensitive personal card data is never in the system. A new security technology will be presented at this year’s meeting. There will be hands-on demonstrations of 4Go SecureSuite? technology, a patent-protected software that removes all useable personal credit card data at the POS terminal, in back-office data storage, and during all data transport. “This new technology represents the final mile in Shift4’s race to create real security for merchants,” said Randy Carr.
Headline speakers at the Security Summit will include:
Chuck Whitlock, President, Crimeline – As America’s leading authority on white-collar crime, he is highly respected and renowned to law enforcement agencies across the nation. An author, investigative reporter, consumer advocate and speaker, Chuck is the perfect mix of inspiration and instruction. His latest project is Crimeline®, an online law enforcement training program that features top experts and specialized training modules.
Chris Mark, Managing Partner, The Aegenis Group – Chris Mark is an information security professional who is widely regarded as the industry?s foremost expert on the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI-DSS). He heads a consulting firm that specializes in payment industry security and is a consultant for Visa USA. A member of the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council, he served as a MasterCard representative on the Technical Working Group responsible for management and administration of the PCI-DSS.
J.D. Oder II, Vice President, Research and Development/CTO, Shift4 Corporation – J.D. was instrumental in the development of Tokenization, ground-breaking software that increases security by enabling merchants to operate normally without retaining personal credit card data in their systems. J.D. released Tokenization to the public ? freely and without a patent ? to encourage partners and competitors alike to explore how it could be utilized to make systems more secure. He has worked closely with the card associations, processors, POS software providers, law enforcement and others concerned about credit card security.
Dr. Heather Mark, Ph.D., CISSP, The Aegenis Group – Heather Mark specializes in regulatory compliance, privacy, and data security issues. She received her doctorate in Public Administration and Public Policy from Auburn University and is a Certified Information System Security Professional who frequently consults with companies within the payment services industry. Dr. Mark also writes in a monthly article for Transaction World magazine on the topic of information security in the payments space.