Securing Payments: Hacker Techniques & Defenses


Recent data breaches in the news have shown how Financial Organizations and Retailers have been the target of hackers and fraudsters. Organizations that store, process and transmit transaction data must be able to understand attack vectors and risk management techniques to prevent and mitigate such incidents. “Securing Payments: Hacker Techniques & Defenses” will enable attendees to understand how Hackers spot vulnerabilities and launch attacks using these vulnerabilities. The course was designed to demonstrate different types of hacker and fraudster attacks and how to respond and prevent such incidents. Case studies of attacks will be demonstrated along with group exercises to simulate actual incidents.

The course is designed for Professionals working in the Payment Industry, Fraud, Risk, IT, Retail and eCommerce.


Day 1: Payment Security
– An introduction to Payment Systems
– Protecting Cardholder Data
– An overview of PCI DSS

Day 2: Attacks & Defenses
– Point of Sale Systems (POS) Attacks
– Card Fraud
– Credit Card Data Breaches
– Threats targeting Merchants & Online Retailers


Numan Ahmad is a Security & Payments Risk Professional with over 15 years experience working in leadership positions for Visa International, Ernst & Young, Deloitte and is currently working as a Director at Contego Solutions. He advises Financial Institutions, Merchants, Regulators and Law Enforcement on Payment System Risk, Fraud and Digital Forensics. He has also conducted training sessions throughout the GCC on various topics and has been invited to speak at industry events.


Early Bird Fee: USD 1,800 per delegate
if booked before May 29, 2014.

Regular Course Fee: USD 2,200 per delegate.
Special Group Rate available.