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Randy Vanderhoof

April 2015 Member Bulletin – Defining Strong Authentication

We’ve assembled a mix of news and information that I trust you’ll find informative and helpful as we finally usher in spring, if not in temperatures but in calendar year.  “Strong authentication” is something that seems to have several definitions. I go into detail about this notion in my Executive Director letter this month, the topic of which was prompted by learning of the increase in cyber threats in 2014 against federal information technology systems.  Also check out our Center of Excellence profile on Discover, get updates on Council activities, take a look at our new EMV resources, and learn a whole lot more going on within the Smart Card Alliance. As always, thank you for your support of our organization. Read the letter.

New White Paper on The True Cost of Data Breaches In the Payments Industry

The Smart Card Alliance Payments Council recently published a white paper, The True Cost of Data Breaches In the Payments Industry, to provide an educational resource for payments industry stakeholders on the potential tangible and intangible costs that could be incurred during a data breach.

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