Former Senior Vice President Fraud Management at Visa Europe Commits to Helping SME Organisations Improve Security and Risk Management
BeCyberSure today announced the appointment of Kevin Smith. The former Senior Vice President Fraud Management at Visa Europe is a highly regarded subject matter expert in the payments industry, and is in demand by banks, payment schemes, retailers, telco's and regulators to work in areas of payments innovation as well as fraud, risk and compliance management.
During his tenure at Visa Europe, Kevin was responsible for payments and risk product development and management, marketing, sales support, systems and operational requirements, fraud and risk policy and procedures management in European card payments, plus emerging payment schemes, technologies and channels. More recently, he has developed a successful and growing independent payments and risk consultancy business with clients in the UK, across Europe and internationally.
At BeCyberSure Kevin Smith takes the role of Senior Payment Services & Risk Management Consultant and Industry Advisor and he comments on his appointment: "I am pleased to join Becybersure and support their vision and activities to engage SME organisations, helping them truly understand, recognise and address information security."
Kevin adds: "With the mixture of business backgrounds and subject matter expertise across the finance sector, military and intelligence, information security and law enforcement, I bring over 25 years of complementary payments experience and associated risk management."
CEO of BeCyberSure, Andrew Taylor, states: "It is testament to the innovative approach BeCyberSure is bringing to market, that we are able to attract personnel of Kevin Smith's calibre. His knowledge and experience, operating at the very highest level is invaluable to us in shaping and delivering the services we offer to the SME sector."
The appointment of Kevin Smith follows the announcement earlier in September that Tim Watts OBE has joined BeCyberSure as a Consultant and Senior Advisor.