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In This Issue Spotlight on ABnote EMV 101 Webinar New Payments Council White Paper February 2014 Monthly Member Bulletin Welcome to the February Monthly Member Bulletin. We’ve assembled a mix of news and information that I trust you’ll find both informative and enjoyable. Having just returned from the Smart Card Alliance 2014 Payments Summit in…
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In This Issue Spotlight on Cubic New CSCIP Recipients CSCIP/Payments–Training & Exam Council Update I am pleased to announce the January 2014 issue of the Alliance Member Bulletin, a monthly round-up of industry news, Smart Card Alliance events, and other information relevant to our members. Each month you’ll learn what’s on my mind, get introduced…
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In This Issue Spotlight on Cubic New CSCIP Recipients CSCIP/Payments–Training & Exam Council Update I am pleased to announce the January 2014 issue of the Alliance Member Bulletin, a monthly round-up of industry news, Smart Card Alliance events, and other information relevant to our members. Each month you’ll learn what’s on my mind, get introduced…
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Dear Members and Friends of the Alliance, The 2013 Identity Fraud Report released in February 2013 by Javelin Strategy & Research reported that in 2012, identity fraud incidents increased by more than one million victims, with fraudsters stealing more than $21 billion. The topic of my executive director letter this month covers identity theft, and…
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Dear Members and Friends of the Alliance, As this issue of Smart Card Talk went to press, the United States federal government was shut down due to a few hard line politicians who have calculated that by not funding the government, their actions will somehow make America a better place for everyone. The dysfunction in…
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Dear Members and Friends of the Alliance, Earlier this month, Apple released two new iPhone models, both without an NFC chip inside. For some mobile industry analysts, this was another opportunity to declare that NFC is dead and that if NFC was everything that industry proponents claim it is, then surely Apple would be jumping…
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Dear Members and Friends of the Alliance, As the summer winds down, we find ourselves in the middle of quite a sea change. The recent ruling by a U.S. district court judge that said the Federal Reserve Board overstepped its authority in how it capped debit-card fees and defined debit routing choices has left many…
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Dear Members and Friends of the Alliance, The graduation parties, 4th of July fireworks and other festivities are over and my email inbox is filled with “Out of Office Message – On Vacation” notices. Summer is typically when we step back from our computers and smart phones and remember that we are supposed to work…
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Dear Members and Friends of the Alliance, This month, I take you inside the process of how we are shaping the strategic direction for the Smart Card Alliance for the next three to five years that will hopefully correspond to the future of smart card and secure chip technology. We spent a few months in…
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Dear Members and Friends of the Alliance, One of the most valuable insights about the many applications and uses for NFC I received from listening to the experts at this month’s NFC Solution Summit 2013 Conference in San Francisco was simply this: we need to listen to and focus on the consumer experience first. Whether…

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