With security breaches hitting Jimmy John's and P.F. Chang's in recent weeks, many restaurants may be concerned about the security of their payment systems.
A former FBI executive assistant director is on tap to demonstrate vulnerabilities in banking and payments at the upcoming ATM & Mobile Innovation Summit slated for Sept. 10-12 at the Capital Hilton in Washington, D.C. Shawn Henry, president of CrowdStrike Services, retired as FBI executive assistant director in 2012. During his career as a special agent, he served in three FBI field offices and at the bureau's headquarters.
Henry is credited with boosting the FBI's computer crime and cybersecurity investigative capabilities. He oversaw computer crime investigations spanning the globe, including denial-of-service attacks, bank and corporate breaches, and state-sponsored intrusions. He posted FBI cyber experts in police agencies around the world, including the Netherlands, Romania, Ukraine and Estonia, according to a news release.
During his keynote presentation on Sept. 12, Henry will address the realities of today's hackers and the vulnerabilities the banking and payments industries face. Following his speech, CrowdStrike associates will demonstrate how to protect today's financial channels from compromise.
"The financial services sector and consumers are under attack from criminals around the world," he said in the release. "They aggressively and systematically seek personal and financial information for economic gain, and new strategies and processes are required to better protect and maintain resilient computer networks."
The Summit is a partnership between Networld Media Group (parent company of FastCasual.com, QSRweb.com and PizzaMarketplace.com) and the Electronic Funds Transfer Association, and is sponsored by the ATM Industry Association and MagTek.
The event will feature about 40 speakers, including representatives from organizations like PAI, Bitpay, RoboCoin, SECU of Maryland, TecBan, US Bank, MasterCard, Early Warning, Glenbrook, Citi, CU24, Bank of America, Federal Reserve Financial Services, and several government agencies, regulators and attorneys.
Registration is now open at atmandmobilesummit.com, and early-bird pricing is in effect until Aug. 8.