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ETA TRANSACT 2018 Wrap Up

The quality of our connections made 2018 our best year yet. 

From our annual golf tournament on Monday to tasty drinks and good conversation on the show floor, TRANSACT 18 was a huge success.


Mix and Mingle with a QSA

Our theme for 2018, “Mix and Mingle with a QSA,” was complemented by our unique mixed soda bar featuring security-themed flavor options.


Attendees flowed through our booth to grab drinks and chat with QSAs about data security and PCI compliance. The most popular drink was the “Penetration Test,” with Dr. Pepper, coffee, coconut, and cream.



Matt Brown ready to demo our latest PCI compliance tools. 


Mixing and mingling with our QSAs.


PCI DSS Compliance Done Right.


Visitors standing in line for yummy sodas!
Bird's-eye view of SecurityMetrics' booth.

Data Breach Panel with Gary Glover


On Tuesday, our Senior VP of Assessments, Gary Glover (CISSP, CISA, QSA, PA-QSA), participated in the Data Breach Panel sponsored by Fortner. He and other panel members related that when organizations are breached, they are almost never PCI compliant. They also reported investigators see hundreds of compromises at small retailers which we never hear about on the news.


Gary specifically advised retailers to stop looking for an “easy button” to solve data breaches. Many merchants look for a piece of hardware or software to solve the problem. “But there isn’t,” he said during the panel. “Some of the solutions don’t cost much; it’s processes. It’s procedures. It’s figuring out who is really looking at your remote access. Who is really doing your internal scans? Who is really configuring your network to try and keep people out of certain zones? We’re still seeing all kinds of architecture mistakes.”


You can read more about the Data Breach Panel here.


Annual Golf Tournament at TPC Summerlin


The Las Vegas wind didn’t stop our golf teams from showing up on Monday. As part of the pre-conference roster, this annual tradition is the perfect time to get to know our partners and friends in the payments industry.


Our winners are as follows:

Start your engines. 


Closest to the Pin 

Front nine winner: Wally Mylnarksi


Back nine winner: Jerry Nelson


Longest Drive

Front nine winner: Marc Roberts

Back nine winner: Joe Benson


Golf Tournament Winners

1st: Wally Mlynarski, Ian Stuttard, Chris Taylor, Al Echamendi               

2nd: Don Kissock, Scott Kim, Daniel Shin, Shawn Dalton                               

3­­rd:  Mike Fox, Thad Sheffield, Eric Woodson                           




Golf team ready to win. 


Lining up the put.
Windy but beautiful day on the course.
A great put. 



We can’t wait to see everyone again next year!


If you weren’t able to visit with our QSAs or sales team or still have questions, please reach out to us anytime.


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