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Randy Vanderhoof

Making the Right Connections

Lack of security is almost commonplace now. Major data breaches are in the news; does anybody take notice? The Smart Card Alliance believes security is under-appreciated and underfunded, and we’ve been proactive by embarking on a number of activities to inform and educate. In this issue, I write about our new Internet of Things Security Council and October’s Security of Things 2016 Conference in Chicago. This end of summer issue also features updates on Alliance Councils, our member profile focuses on Vantiv, the feature article spotlights the transition of the EMV Migration Forum to the U.S. Payments Forum, and we also note our new CSCIP and CSEIP recipients. Read my letter.

ContactlessContactless EMV Payments Webinars

The Payments Council is hosting two webinars for merchants and issuers to provide a fresh look at contactless payments benefits and implementation considerations. The webinars will answer the most important questions about the adoption of contactless payments.

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    Join the Alliance

    Join the AllianceOur mission is to accelerate the widespread adoption, usage, and application of smart card technology in North America by bringing together users and technology providers in an open forum to address opportunities and challenges for our industry.

    Latin America Chapter

    The Latin American smart card market is growing, and the Smart Card Alliance has formed a new Latin American chapter to bring together smart card suppliers, partners and customers in order to address the challenges facing smart card deployment in the region.