Payment acceptance begins with confidence in the security of transmitting data.  As technology advances and new platforms emerge, the security of the software that supports those transactions becomes increasingly critical to safeguarding payment information. Modern software development requires objective-focused security to support more nimble development and update cycles than traditional software development practices. This issue is of growing significance for merchants as more and more businesses rely less on hardware-based functionality and more on software-centric systems to accept payments.

On this Cyber Thursday webinar presentation, we will explore the issue of software security – why software security is important and what merchants need to know about it – with Troy Leach, Senior Vice President, Engagement Officer of the PCI Security Standards Council, Tom McAndrew, CEO, Coalfire, Andrew Valentine, Kroll Cyber Security and Rich Agostino, CISO, Target and PCI SSC Advisory Board member.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Understand the PCI Security Standards Council’s Software Security Framework
  2. Learn best practices to mitigate risk to merchants
  3. Raise awareness of modern threats to current software
  4. Understand the timeline/process for transitioning from PA-DSS to PCI SSF
  5. Address the challenges of remote development practices during the current pandemic


  • Troy Leach, Senior Vice President, Engagement Officer, PCI Security Standards Council
  • Rich Agostino, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Security Officer, Target
  • Tom McAndrew, CEO, Coalfire
  • Andrew Valentine, Managing Director of Cyber Risk, Kroll Cyber Security
  • Carlos Kizzee, VP, Intelligence, RH-ISAC, Moderator

ELIGIBILITY: This webinar is open to RH-ISAC Core members and retail and hospitality cybersecurity practitioners eligible for Core Membership. Ineligible registrants will have their registration canceled. To learn about eligibility, visit rhisac.org/membership. Email events@rhisac.org with any questions