Payment Security Conference


Payment Security is more than PCI DSS. If PCI DSS is protecting the card holder (and in turn the card issuer), how are you protecting your institution from data compromise or financial loss and the resulting reputational fall out? The WPM Payment Security Conference is the leading Payment Security event for the higher and further education sectors.

  • Listen to industry leading keynotes covering the latest trends and technology in the payment security space.
  • Network with peers to share experiences of how to get buy in and resource to better understand your payment security requirements.
  • Take away the knowledge and tools you’ll need to ensure you are proactively moving beyond PCI DSS.
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Who Should Attend

Payment Security is no longer a compliance box that needs to be ticked. It’s a critical strategy on its own and needs buy in and commitment from across Finance, IT and Information Management and at all levels of the institution. We invite all of our clients to attend this event, and encourage you to bring colleagues who can work with you to address payment security.

Payment Security Conference looking at the stage


Day 1 - Tuesday 16th June
08:00-09:00 Registration & Networking Refreshments
09:00-09:45 Welcoming Remarks
Holger Bollmann, Director, WPM Education
09:45-10:15 The Real Impact of Fraud and Data Loss
Dawn Wood, Detective Constable - Falcon Protect, London Metropolitan Police
10:15-10:45 Understanding PCI DSS V4.0
Jeremy King, International Director - Europe, PCI Security Standards Council
10:45-11:15 Morning Break
11:15-11:45 Scoping... A Week That Pays Results in Complex Environments
Stacy Hughes, Senior Vice President, IT Governance, Risk & Compliance, Global Payments
11:45-12:15 Learning from PFI Investigations
Gill Woodcock, VP, Global Head of Programs, PCI Security Standards Council
12:15-13:15 Lunch with Hot Topic Tables
13:15-13:45 PCI DSS Case Study
Jo Brewin, IT Specialist - E-Payments, Loughborough University
13:45-14:45 Title TBC
Jamie Woodruff, Hacker and Conference Speaker
14:45-15:15 Afternoon Break
15:15-16:00 Panel Discussion
16:00-17:00 Closing Keynote: People as the Strongest Link in Cyber Security
Dr Jessica Barker, co-CEO Cygenta
18:45-19:30 Pre Dinner Drinks
19:30-23:00 Dinner and Entertainment
Day 2 - Wednesday 17th June
08:00-09:00 Registration & Networking in the Exhibition Area
Track 1
Payment Security - People & Process
Track 2
Track 3
Experts Exchange & Live Demo’s
09:00-09:40 Payment Security Management Best Practices
Megan Baldwin, Consultant, WPM Payment Security
IT for Non IT Professionals
Robbie Walker, Security Architect, University of Portsmouth
Title TBC
David Jenkins, Managing Director, Foregenix
09:45-10:25 Case Study: Strathclyde's Journey to Compliance... Are we there yet?
Tracy Bennett, Financial PCI-DSS Compliance Officer, University of Strathclyde
Beyond Compliance
Angus Macrae, Head of Cyber Security, King’s College London
Security Before Compliance
Daniel Marsh, Payment Industry Consultant, Global Payments
10:25-11:00 Morning Break
11:00-11:40 PCI in a Museum Environment
Mick Dodgson, ICT Governance Lead, Science Museum
PED Management and Best Practices
Branimir Pacar, Co-founder, Dot.Bit Information Security Services
11:45-12:25 Case Study: University of Oxford
Bridget Midwinter, Chief Cashier & Ewa Kolaniak, Information Security Governance, Risk and Compliance Officer
Demo of Unencrypted VoIP
Ed Forshaw, Director, Comms Company
12:30-13:10 I Feel Your Pain! An Empathetic Approach to PCI
Helen Coffey, Internal Security Assesor, University of Sheffield
Cyber Threats to Payments and the Cyber Threat Landscape
Del Pillar, Consultant, Mastercard
13:10-14:15 Lunch Break
14:15-14:55 Incident Response - In the real world
Mike Vale, IT Risk Manager, University of Manchester
Website Supply Chain: Can you trust your supplier?
Matt Ball, Chairman, PCI DSS Special Interest Group
15:00-15:40 Evolving Security Awareness Training That Works
Sharron Peace,  Financial Systems Support Officer, University of Huddersfield
15:45-16:25 “Build your own skimmer”
Matt Ball, Chairman, PCI DSS Special Interest Group
16:30 Exhibition Close

Highlights from 2019

What Did Our Attendees Think?

"A wealth of relevant information and the only event where University staff speak freely about their PCI and fraud experiences."

Tracy Vince, University of Portsmouth

"As always an extremely useful conference with talks from the security experts, and those in similar positions to ourselves."

Mark Gilbert, Anglia Ruskin University

"Really great speakers with wow factor information."

Helen Adam, The University of Edinburgh

"Informative with good tips on how to succeed with PCI compliance."

Carol Saward, University of Essex

"An excellent overview and knowledge share. I have already recommended colleagues to attend next year."

David Shaw, Oxford Brookes University

"It was really valuable to network, discuss issues with colleagues and hear some of the latest news within the security sector."

Vicky Gatward-Warner, University of Kent

"The conference was fantastic. Highly valuable information to take back and use as part of a wider review on our own processes."

Nicholas Budgen, Kingston University

"Always a great opportunity to network, keep up to date with future changes and best practice and pick up little nuggets of information that can help with what we are trying to achieve."

Spencer Pritchard, King's College London