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Better Payment Security: Debunking Common Technology Myths

Tuesday, April 17
10:00 AM - 10:50 AM
Location: Islander I

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As payments technology continues to expand and evolve, so does the security threat landscape. Many of today’s technology solutions are meeting this challenge by “baking in” security features. But how effective are they, really? And how do security-specific technologies fit into the mix?

This session will uncover the five most common myths surrounding payment-security technologies and their use, as well as real-world examples of PCI compliance done right.

Join our panel of experts to learn:

• The truth about P2PE security in the POS environment;
• Why EMV is still confused with comprehensive data security;
• The ancillary benefits a well-implemented firewall brings merchants;
• The important differences between vulnerability scanning and penetration testing; and
• How log monitoring technologies combine with managed services to save time and money.

Chris Bucolo

Vice President, Market Strategy
ControlScan, Inc.

Chris Bucolo has over 30 years' experience in the financial technology and security and compliance industries. In his current role at ControlScan, Chris is responsible for enhancing the company's payments industry partnerships by identifying and delivering data security and compliance solutions that maximize the relationship between merchant service providers and their customers. Previously he managed business development for the company’s security consulting and security engineering services.

Chris possesses a wealth of knowledge in payment security best practices and merchant relationships, having built and sold his own Independent Sales Organization (ISO), which was one of the first in the country to embrace Payment Card Industry (PCI) security standards and include related services among its core merchant offerings. He is a regular speaker at payments and security industry events, and his commentary has appeared in several notable publications as well as AP stories and live television interviews.


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Jon Pitts

Managing Director, North America
Foregenix, Inc.

Foregenix is an independent, global QSA Company, and a leader in all things PCI, including Forensic Investigations. As Managing Director of Foregenix in North America, Jon works with companies to build effective payment security and compliance solutions.

Jon is an information security and compliance veteran. Prior to Foregenix, he spent 8 years as a PCI QSA, assessing some of the largest and most complex environments in payments; Jon eventually managed a team of over 100 QSAs, who delivered over 1,000 PCI Reports on Compliance annually. Prior to his work in Payments, Jon was an Information Security Officer for the University of Colorado. Jon enjoys testing his risk assessment skills while skiing the Colorado backcountry.


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Georgia Stavrakis

VP Merchant and External Compliance
Global Payments, Inc.

Georgia Stavrakis is Vice President of Merchant and External Compliance at Global Payments with over eighteen (18) years of compliance, risk management, and underwriting expertise. Georgia is currently the President of MAC, Merchant Acquirers’ Committee, 2016-2017 chairman of the ETA’s Risk, Fraud, and Security Council, ISA/Internal Security Assessor, and a CPP/Certified Payments Professional.

Georgia received dual Bachelors of Science degrees from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; graduating Summa Cum Laude.


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