June 20, 2017 at 6:30 PM

ISSA National Capital Chapter June meeting topic:

The Payments Ecosystem: Security Challenges in the 21st Century
by Phil Smith III of HPE Data Security


Credit and debit cards—whether they use magnetic stripes, EMV (“chip” cards), or near-field communication—are well-established in world commerce, and the majority of enterprises process them in some part of their operations. But how does this ecosystem really work? What are its vulnerabilities and security gaps, and how can we defend them? And what do mobile payments systems, bitcoin and its clones, and other innovations mean for the future?

As story after story in the press has demonstrated, simply keeping your physical card secure is no longer sufficient —and neither is protecting the IT perimeters of card processing systems. Millions of card numbers have been breached at all layers of the system, despite companies’ best efforts to secure at a system level. The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) lays down excellent guidelines to help secure data, but many breaches have occurred despite passing PCI DSS compliance assessments.

Come learn about how the threat landscape is evolving, what the attackers are doing, and how merchants and processors are reacting to stay ahead of the attackers.

About the Speaker

Phil Smith III
Philip Smith III is Senior Product Manager and Architect, Mainframe and Enterprise, at HPE Data Security. He has spent over 35 years doing and managing software support/development. Phil also creates technical reference books, contributes to trade journals, speaks at SHARE and local user groups, and tracks IBM evolution.



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Non-members are welcome without charge! Light refreshments will be served.


Tuesday, June 20, 2017 6:30 PM

Center for American Progress (CAP)
1333 H St. NW
10th Floor
Washington, DC, 20005

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