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Cybersecurity in Retail: Trends and Challenges with Point of Sale and Payment Technologies

Recent, well-publicized cybersecurity incidents within the retail space has impacted the industry—weakening consumer confidence, eroding privacy, and damaging businesses’ brand and reputation. As the holiday season approaches, increasing cybersecurity at the point of sale and for payment technologies has become a critical priority for consumer-facing businesses. Join us for a lively discussion on the trends and challenges to improving cybersecurity in the retail industry.

Registration is free and required. 


Time: 10:30 am - Noon

Agenda and Speakers:

  • 10:45 am - 11:15 am: Troy Leach, CTO, PCI Security Standards Council
  • 11:15 am to Noon: Panel Discussion with Nicholas Ahrens, VP Privacy and Cybersecurity, Retail Industry Leaders Association; John Carlson, Chief of Staff for the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center (FS-ISAC); Tom Litchford, VP of Retail Technology, National Retail Federation (NRF). Moderated by Donna Dodson, Director, NCCoE and Chief Cybersecurity Advisor, NIST.

Location: The Universities at Shady Grove (USG), University of Maryland, 9630 Gudelsky Drive, Building II/Ballroom, Rockville, MD 20850

For Students! As part of our efforts to support cybersecurity education, we are hosting a Coffee and Conversations for current students before the event program starts. From 9:30 am - 10:30 am, students can participate in an intimate conversation with Troy Leach on his career experiences, highlights, and challenges. RSVP today!

Event Details

Starts: November 18, 2015 - 12:00 AM EST
Ends: November 18, 2015 - 12:00 AM EST

Format: In-person Type: Lecture


The Universities at Shady Grove (USG)
University of Maryland
9630 Gudelsky Drive, Building II/Ballroom
Rockville, MD 20850

Created January 04, 2017, Updated June 22, 2020