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Cybercrime Expert to Deliver Keynote Address at MasterCard Americas Global Risk Management Conference 2012

<p class='bwalignc'> <i>10</i><sup><i>th</i></sup><i>-Annual Event to Focus on Consumer Protections; Cyber Security Trends and Threats; Cutting-Edge Payment Card Data Security Technologies</i> </p>

Monday, May 07, 2012

Cybercrime Expert to Deliver Keynote Address at MasterCard Americas Global Risk Management Conference 201208:30 EDT Monday, May 07, 2012 PURCHASE, N.Y. (Business Wire) -- As part of MasterCard's ongoing commitment to protecting consumers by making the global payments network more secure, the company is hosting its 10th annual Americas Global Risk Management Conference in Boca Raton, Florida from May 7-11, 2012. The symposium brings together hundreds of professionals in the financial services and fraud security fields from across North and South America, Central America and the Caribbean. “This conference provides an excellent opportunity for payment card data security professionals to enhance their understanding of the very latest technological developments and data protection strategies to better prevent and detect fraud, which ultimately benefits global cardholders,” said Wendy Murdock, Chief Payment System Integrity Officer, MasterCard Worldwide. “After a decade of convening the brightest minds in the payment security and data protection space, we're excited to continue this dialogue as new technologies constantly change the landscape of payment card security and fraud management.” This year's Americas Global Risk Management Conference is attracting hundreds of industry leaders from more than 35 countries representing more than 175 unique financial institutions and service provider organizations. The 2012 10th anniversary conference features thought-provoking presentations and breakout sessions led by payment security industry experts, including a keynote by Misha Glenny, world-renowned author and former UK Information Security Journalist of the Year. Mr. Glenny, a former BBC Correspondent in Eastern Europe, has written extensively about organized crime and its role in cybercrime and hacking syndicates, and is currently a Visiting Professor at Columbia University's Harriman Institute. His latest book DarkMarket: Cyberthieves, Cybercops and You, covering cybercrime and its consequences, is now being published in more than twenty editions globally. Mr. Glenny's speech will provide thought-provoking insights regarding the inner workings of global criminal organizations and fresh perspectives into how master hackers view the current state of cyber security. Attendees will hear about the key steps they need to take to continue to keep fraudsters at bay. Marquee conference sessions will explore a wide range of pressing data security issues, including mobile payment security considerations, the pending U.S. EMV migration, new advancements in eCommerce security, and global and regional fraud trends. Attendees will also receive copies of the 2012 edition of MasterCard's Security Matters magazine, containing insights and best practices on a wide variety of payment card security and fraud management topics. About MasterCardMasterCard (NYSE: MA), www.mastercard.com,is a global payments and technology company. It operates the world's fastest payments processing network, connecting consumers, financial institutions, merchants, governments and businesses in more than 210 countries and territories. MasterCard's products and solutions make everyday commerce activities – such as shopping, traveling, running a business and managing finances – easier, more secure and more efficient for everyone. Follow us on Twitter @MasterCardNews, join the discussion on the Cashless Conversations Blog and subscribe for the latest news. MasterCardJim Issokson, 914-648-9971James_issokson@mastercard.com