MasterCard, http://newsroom.mastercard.com today announced the conclusion of the company’s 4th Annual South Asia, Middle East and Africa Risk Management Conference held recently in Jordan.
As part of its ongoing commitment to enhance payment card data security and protect the integrity of the global payment card network, MasterCard hosted its annual regional conference in Amman, Jordan from March 5 -8, 2012. The symposium brought together financial services and fraud security professionals from across South Asia, Middle East and Africa.
“At MasterCard, we are committed to working closely with industry players to leverage best practices,emerging technologies,and innovative strategiesto enhance ongoingpayment card data security. This year’s thought-provoking and informative forum allowed us to provide our business associates the opportunityto learn about the latest tools and techniques for minimizing fraud risk and maximizing profitability,” said Barry Wong, Senior Business Leader and Regional Head ofSecurity & Risk Services, Asia-Pacific, Middle East & Africa, MasterCard Worldwide.
Ian Potgieter, Regional Head, South Asia, Middle East and Africa(SAMEA) and Vice President, Payment Systems Integrity (PSI), Customer Security and Risk Services (CS&RS), MasterCard World wide said: “This conference is just one of the many waysin which we, together with payment card data security professionals,can come together and tackle some of their most pressing challenges while at the same time learn more about innovative techniques to help mitigate current and emerging risks. We were delighted to see more than 100 customers and businesses associates from across several markets visit Jordan and attend this year’s conference.”
This year’s conference offered delegates insightful presentations and break-out sessions by well-renowned industry experts. Some of the main topics covered included: the evolving global and regional fraud landscape, how to maximize EMV investments to protect data, emerging data security technology, mobile payment security considerations, and account data compromise event management.
The MasterCard Risk Management Conference is organized by the MasterCard Academy of Risk Management (ARM), a leading source of education and training resources for today's payment card fraud and risk professional. Through its global conferences, courses, online resources and customizable training sessions, MasterCard provides the latest insights, data and best practices to help risk professionals prevent and manage fraud.