Press Release

Coalfire to Present at PCI Europe Community Meeting

October 24, 2017


Manchester, UK – Oct. 24, 2017 –Coalfire, a trusted provider of independent, comprehensive cybersecurity advisory services, announced today its participation in the PCI Europe Community Meeting in Barcelona, Spain, October 24 - 26, 2017.

The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council is a global forum that develops, maintains and manages the PCI security standards. Its annual Europe Community Meeting is the premier event for Europe’s leading industry experts to meet and share the latest technological and security updates affecting the sector.

Andy Barratt, Coalfire’s managing principal for financial services and payment solutions, will present to delegates on the afternoon of October 25.

His keynote – “What Happens When the Attackers go POStal?” – will discuss the importance of point of sale security and the risks associated with a weak or untrusted system. He will also highlight how past threats could manipulate these scenarios in the future to cause havoc – and significant financial loss – for merchants.

Andy said: “With all the attention on the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into force across Europe next year, there is a risk that other security threats will be neglected.

“Moreover, as GDPR tightens the security around the data that companies hold, cybercriminals will be forced to look elsewhere and find other weaknesses to exploit.

“Point of sale systems are one area that cybercriminals could manipulate to carry out mass automated theft, potentially making off with significant sums of money before the alarm is even raised.”

The PCI SSC Europe Community Meeting, which is sponsored by SSIC, Verizon and Microsoft among others, is being held at Palau de Congressos de Catalunya, Barcelona, Spain from Tuesday, October 24 to Thursday, October 26, 2017.

About Coalfire

Coalfire is the cybersecurity advisor that helps private and public sector organizations avert threats, close gaps and effectively manage risk. By providing independent and tailored advice, assessments, technical testing and cyber engineering services, we help clients develop scalable programs that improve their security posture, achieve their business objectives and fuel their continued success. Coalfire has been a cybersecurity thought leader for more than 16 years, and has offices throughout the United States and Europe.

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