JOIN US AT THE MIDDLE EAST FORUM

The PCI Security Standards Council is pleased to announce its first ever Middle East Forum. Securing payment card data is a global challenge that requires a united approach. With the help of organizations in the Middle East, the payments community will be able to ensure that PCI Standards, solutions and resources remain the best defense against data compromise worldwide.

SPEAKERS

The following speakers will present at the meeting

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Dr. Abdul Malik Al Jaber
Chairman of Middle East Payment Services (MEPS), Founder and
Chairman of MENA Apps.

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Mark Cabiling
Director Payments, du

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George Held
VP/Commerce, Etisalat Group

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Troy Leach, CISSP, CISA
Chief Technology Officer
PCI Security Standards Council

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Jeremy King
International Director
PCI Security Standards Council

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Christopher J. Novak
Managing Principal
Verizon

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Stephen W. Orfei
General Manager
PCI Security Standards Council

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Izdehar Safarini
Deputy CEO – Technical and Operation
Middle East Payment Services (MEPS)

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Dharshan Shanthamurthy
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SISA Information Security

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Kashif Sohail
PCI DSS QSA, CISSP, CRISC, CISA, SANS GIAC GPEN, PMP, BS25999 LA

AGENDA

7:30–9:00 Networking Breakfast and Vendor Showcase
9:00–9:15
Welcome and Introductions
Jeremy King, International Director, PCI Security Standards Council
Hear welcoming remarks and learn what will be covered throughout the day.
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9:15-10:15
Perspectives from the Council: An Overview of Payment Data Security
Stephen Orfei, General Manager, PCI Security Standards Council
Join us for an overview of current Council initiatives and an overview of what’s to come in 2015.
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10:15-10:45Networking Break and Vendor Showcase
10:45-11:45Keynote: Digital Payments in MENA – Opportunities and Challenges
Dr. Abdul Malek Al Jaber, Chairman of Middle East Payment Services (MEPS), Founder and Chairman of MENA Apps.
11:45-12:30Panel – Drivers and Disruptors in Middle East Payments
Mark Cabling, Director Payments, du; George Held, VP/Commerce, Etisalat Group; Kashif Sohail, Principal Consultant, GRC360;

We’ve entered an era where customers are demanding a more interactive experience and existing security systems are being challenged by emerging payment platforms. Consumer demand for anytime, anywhere access to account information and transactional services has resulted in the rapid growth of banking apps and mobile payments.

This talk will focus on real-world examples and case studies from the Middle East to attempt to answer the following thoughts:

  • What is the future of the brick-and-mortar branch in the Middle East?
  • How close are the Middle-East banks to the omni-channel experience?
  • Can virtual services re-energize the Middle East branch experience?
  • How can lack of trust and usage of the digital channel be overcome?
  • Why are contactless payments not a priority in the Middle East?
  • How can mobile banking and payments security be optimized?
  • Is payment security essential to best serve customers?





12:30-13:30Networking Lunch and Vendor Showcase
13:30-14:45
The State of the Payment Ecosystem
Troy Leach, CTO, PCI Security Standards Council
In this session, Mr. Leach will provide an overview of current payment initiatives, including:
  • Mobile payments: How the Council is addressing mobile payment security
  • Standards updates: An overview of changes to v.3.0, the errata and what this means to you
  • Measuring the return: Understand how to measure the return on investment of your security efforts

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14:45-15:15Networking Break and Vendor Showcase
15:15-16:15Forensics Overview of the Middle East
Christopher J. Novak, Managing Principal, Global Investigative Response, Verizon
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16:15-16:45Middle East Perspectives on Payments
Dharshan Shanthamurthy, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, SISA Information Security
By attending this session, learn more about:
  • Adoption of PCI DSS in Middle East
  • Security challenges faced in Middle East and how PCI DSS can help
  • Critical success factor for PCI DSS compliance
Dharshan Shanthamurthy
16:45-17:15


Participation Overview; Closing Remarks
Izdehar Safarin, Deputy CEO, Technical and Operation, Middle East Payment Services (MEPS); Stephen Orfei, General Manager, PCI Security Standards Council
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17:15-18:30Networking Reception and Vendor Showcase

Registration is complimentary, but space is limited. Register today to reserve your seat.

TRAINING

Employee Education is the Best Defense for Protecting your Organization’s Data Assets.

In conjunction with the Middle East Forum, three training courses are available, allowing attendees to make the most of their travel time and professional development budgets:

 

PCI Awareness Training  |  20 March

PCI Awareness Training is perfectly suited for anyone interested in learning more about PCI Standards with a focus on those individuals working for organizations that must meet compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

 

Internal Security Assessor Training  |  21 – 22 March

The Internal Security Assessor (ISA) Program provides large merchants, acquiring banks, and processors the opportunity to build their internal payment data security expertise, as well as increase their efficiency in complying with PCI Standards.

 

Qualified Security Assessor Training  |  23 – 24 March

Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) training provides instruction on how to conduct assessments of merchants, institutions and service providers who must be compliant with the PCI DSS.

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