[ISN] Incoming PCI council head ready to take on the hackers

http://www.csoonline.com/article/2838369/data-protection/incoming-pci-council-head-ready-to-take-on-the-hackers.html By Taylor Armerding CSO Oct 27, 2014 Stephen W. Orfei is the incoming general manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. He succeeds the council’s first general manager, Bob Russo, who will retire at the end of 2014. Orfei has decades of experience in payment technology, including 13 years in telecom with MCI International as director of international business marketing, and14 years in payments with MasterCard Worldwide, the last three as senior vice president of emerging payments platform, advanced technology. Earlier this month, Orfei applauded President Obama’s executive order requiring federal agencies to adopt EMV (chip and PIN) technology for government payment cards and for point-of-sale terminals at federal facilities. In a statement, Orfei called EMV a “critical layer in any payment security strategy,” but added that, “it is not by itself a silver bullet for data protection,” since it does not stop malware or card-not-present attacks. […]