LONDON, 8th August 2008 - e-inbusiness and Attenda are pleased to announce that they have partnered with IMRG and Evolution Security Systems to deliver an insightful and informative seminar for eRetailers into the Best Practice Approach to increasing the Availability & Protection of Web-facing Retail Applications on Tuesday 30 September 2008, 09:30 – 13.00 at Microsoft TVP, Reading.

As retailers increasingly hold larger amounts of customer data they are leaving themselves more vulnerable to customer data theft. Despite recent legislation and standards enforcement such as the Data Protection Act and the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), a large proportion of retailers are still not adequately protecting their customers’ data.

Bringing together e-inbusiness, Attenda, IMRG and Evolution Security Systems this informative and interactive half day seminar invites multi-channel retailers to hear the latest thinking and best practice on customer data security issues. The agenda will look at industry trends, balancing data security with the online customer experience, a practical approach to managing PCI Compliance and Managing the Availability and Security of your Business-Critical Web Applications.

Nigel Corp, e-inbusiness Chief Operating Officer, said: “The increasing rise of shopping online is leading to a boom in online fraud. We have partnered with Attenda to deliver an event that will help retailers gain an enhanced understanding of how to best manage the secure storage of customer data and combat online fraud. These are serious issues facing retailers today and with consumer awareness of lost or stolen data at an all time high, not having the right processes and levels of security in place can seriously impact on retailers’ brand reputation and sales growth.”

He continues: “With PCI DSS compliance now a major area of concern for retailers we also felt it was important to work with our partner, digital security specialist Evolution Security Systems to provide the best available expert advice for retailers to become PCI compliant whilst ensuring minimum resources and costs are incurred. Evolution can significantly reduce the time required to become PCI compliant and lower the costs by 80 – 90% making them a valuable addition to this seminar.”

Simon Hansford, Attenda, VP Products & Marketing adds: “With the expected increase in online retail spending, it is vital that retailers design compliance and data security into their transaction systems from the outset. This requires a shift of mindset from co-location or hosting, from one security device over another, to a planned, integrated approach to the people, processes and technologies involved in the end-to-end cardholder transaction.”

Hansford concludes: “The goal is the creation of a protected world of retail payment systems in which cardholders, merchants and banks can perform transactions reliably and securely.”

Supporting the programme, IMRG, leading industry body for global e-retailing will also be delivering an insight into the industry threats and challenges faced by retailers today as part of the seminar agenda.

To find out more and reserve a place visit: www.attenda.net/campaign/EventDetails.aspx?eid=21

Published on: 12:00AM on 8th August 2008