The 2010 Secure POS Vendor Alliance (SPVA) Board of Directors welcomes their newly elected Chairman Bob Carr, chief executive officer at Heartland Payment Systems. SPVA , a non-profit organization working with multiple stakeholders to establish security solutions for card payment transactions and information, will have Carr serve as associate member director.
Carr’s contribution to developing a secure payments infrastructure is rooted in his experience at Heartland where he headed the development of end-to-end encryption technology, E3.
E3 is designed to protect sensitive information whenever the card is swiped. The information from the card will be passed along to Heartland’s processing network, and ultimately to the card brands, which will make it virtually impossible to be used in the event of theft or breach.
Carr’s experience includes serving as committee chair of the Payments Processing Information Sharing Council (PPISC), a roundtable discussing the threats associated with practices in the payment industry.