We have recently returned from the blossoming city of Paris where we attended the e-Crime France 2012 event. This year the event was help at CAP15 a stone throw away from the Eiffel Tower.
Paris in spring!

Paris in spring!

The main theme was geared towards compliance, compliance towards EU legislation as presented by Olivier Proust from Morrison & Foerster and also compliance towards PCI DSS.
Chrisitan Huesch from Visa described how security can be embedded on a card using built in 2 factor authentication. This is quite positive for the future of payment cards.
There were the usual points on Network and Endpoint security by Palo Alto, F5 Networks and FireEye, just to name a few.
Cardholder data discovery was also discussed at great length by Mohamed Zouine from Ground Labs during his plenary and education sessions. Most of the attendees from large companies of the CAC40 did show great interest on this matter. Companies on the retail, travel and financial industries shared with us their new awareness on the need to search for cardholder
Jessica on the Ground Labs stand

Jessica on the Ground Labs stand

data to establish the real scope instead of using guesswork which we feel is a good change in attitude.
Thus the day was a great chance for us to network as well as sharing our ideas on PCI Compliance.
French Cuisine

French Cuisine

As usual, the food was great on the day with some delicacies like foie gras, nice French wine and Macaroons.
Congratulations to Julien Neuschwander who won
iPad2 winner - Julien Neuschwander from Saint-Gobain

iPad2 winner – Julien Neuschwander from Saint-Gobain

the iPad2 prize kindly offered by Ground Labs.
Our thanks go to AKJ Associates for organising the event and to Cap 15 for hosting it.
We are next in Istanbul for the PCI and eCrime Turkey events on April 18th at the Hilton hotel.

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