Henry Helgeson Debates About Card Data Security Responsibilities in Network World Online

On February 11, 2010, Network World featured Co-CEO of Merchant Warehouse, Henry Helgeson and Phil Lieberman of Lieberman Software in a Tech Debate on who should be held accountable for ensuring the necessary security measures are taken to prevent data breaches like that of Heartland Payment Systems, Inc.

Lieberman believes that Heartland did everything they were obligated to do to prevent the breach and the card issuers are to blame for not issuing smart cards to consumers. Meanwhile, Helgeson believes that, while Heartland didn't deserve the industry scrutinization when it was already victimized by the breach, it's important that payment processing providers make more of an effort to lock down systems and protect cardholder data.

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