Walid Barakat

Vice President - External Compliance, Global Payments Inc

Mr. Barakat has 17 years of payment card industry experience that includes project coordination ranging from application delivery enablement and data center migrations to security monitoring controls.  He applies best practices to lead worldwide external compliance for Global Payments as a leader of the IT Governance, Risk and Compliance team. Mr. Barakat and his team drive collaborations to ensure compliance, minimize organizational risk and keep pace with dynamic integration business demands.

Walid Barakat's Events

Scoping…A Week That Pays Results in Complex Environments

Date: Wednesday, Sep 18

Track Two

Presented by: Walid Barakat, Vice President - External Compliance, Global Payments Inc and Stacy Hughes, WNET (Women's Network in Electronic Transactions) Corporate Visionary Member, SVP, IT Governance, Risk and Compliance, Global Payments Inc.

This presentation examines engagement internally within Global Payments to: 1) review cardholder data flow diagrams, 2) significant changes, 3) cloud environments, 4) sampling, 5) upfront evidence gathering, 6) utilizing ISAs, 7) benefits related to ongoing security posture and compliance efforts, 8) control metrics, and 9) overall governance through the IT GRC team. This approach has helped to gain efficiencies and knowledge of Global’s environments with their assessors.