MasterCard, Visa together on upgrading payment security

Monday 10 March 2014 10:13 CET | News

MasterCard and Visa have joined forces to form a new cross-industry group focused on upgrading payment system security.

The group will initially focus on the adoption of EMV chip technology in the US, in addition to addressing other security-related topics, including tokenization, point-to-point encryption, developing an actionable roadmap for securing the future across all segments of the payments industry and broader needs of the region.

The new cross-industry group will consist of numerous participants in the payments system including banks of all sizes, credit unions, acquirers, retailers, point-of-sale device manufacturers and industry trade groups.

According to Ryan McInerney, President Visa, cites by online media outlet Business Wire, the recent high-profile breaches have served as a catalyst for much needed collaboration between the retail and financial services industry on the issue of payment security.

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Keywords: MasterCard, Visa, payment security, online fraud, tokenization, encryption, US
Categories: Fraud & Financial Crime
Countries: World
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