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December 2018, Vol. 20, No. 6

Q&A with Mastercard CSO Ron Green

A household name in the global payments industry, Mastercard Inc. continues to partner with other organizations to develop financial services technology, from data anonymization for GDPR to blockchain for cross-border payments. Ron Green, the executive vice president and CSO at Mastercard, is in charge of a global team that has the high-stakes job of keeping the credit card giant and its services secure. Part of the payment ecosystem, the company's proprietary network -- which is used for the authorization, clearing and settlement of payment transactions -- connects consumers, financial institutions, merchants and other partners and businesses worldwide. The CSO built his career on an engineering education from the United States Military Academy at West Point and several foundational years, at the "dawn" of the cybersecurity era in the 1990s, with the U.S. Secret Service, where he was one of the first agents to receive formal training on seizing and analyzing electronic evidence. One of the lessons Green says he has learned from...

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