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September 29, 2017

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio leads a panel discussion on “ The Quest for a More Secure Payment Network – How Does the Ecosystem Get There?” for the Merchant Advisory Group Mid-Year Conference in Orlando, FL.

September 18, 2017

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio presents an executive briefing on the Federal Reserve Secure Payments Task Force Activities and speaks about “The Adoption of Open Standards for Payment Security” at the Electronic Funds Transfer Association Board of Directors meeting in Chicago, IL.

April 23, 2017

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio conducts a workshop on “A Layered Approach to Security” the NACHA Faster Payments 2017 Conference in Austin, TX.

February 15, 2017

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio conducts a Town Hall session on “Security, Authentication and Identification Management” for the Merchant Advisory Group Annual Conference in Atlanta, GA.

November 17, 2016

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio speaks on “User Authentication in Payments” at the STAR Network Advisory Board meeting in Orlando, FL.

October 12, 2016

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio moderates a panel discussion on “Mobility, Speed, and Security: The Business Side” for the Atlanta Federal Reserve and SRPc in Atlanta, GA.

April 17, 2016

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio conducts a workshop on “Understanding Payment Cards” for the NACHA Payments 2016 Conference in Phoenix, AZ, with P. Tomasofsky.

September 23, 2015

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio moderates a panel discussion on “Merchant Views on PCI” for the Merchant Advisory Group Annual Conference in San Antonio, TX.

June 5, 2015

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio conducts a webinar on “Security Trifecta: End-to-End Encryption, Tokenization and Authentication” for the Payments Roundtable.

April 19, 2015

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio presents a workshop titled “Security Trifecta: End-to-End Encryption, Tokenization and Authentication” at the NACHA Payments 2016 Conference in New Orleans, LA.

February 16, 2015

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio heads the Secure Remote Payments Council Authentication Work Group whose mission is to evaluate common ideas, statements and positions promulgated in the payments industry related to transaction security, with a slant toward the authentication methods.

January 2, 2015

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio is appointed Senior Consultant for the EFTA Electronic Payments and Innovation Council, an open forum for sharing and the exchange of information on innovation and industry best practices in the financial service industry.

December 20, 2013

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio presents a webinar on “Trends in Online Authentication” for the Payments Roundtable.

November 13, 2013

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio presents “Innovation in Online Fraud, Risk Management and Authentication” for the EFTA eFinancial Enablers Council meeting in New York City, NY.

September 12, 2013

Avenue B’s, Maria Arminio begins work as the Senior Vice President of Product Marketing for Mobile Authentication Corporation (MAC), which provides patented out-of-band, one-time password authentication delivered to the mobile phone.

June 7, 2013

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio presents a webinar on “Developments in Real-Time ACH Processing for the Payments Roundtable (see Content for link to audiotape.)

April 22, 2013

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio moderates a panel discussion titled “Innovations & Change in ACH Processing Products & Services in ACH Processing” at the NACHA Payments 2013 Conference in San Diego, CA.

March 2013

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio serves as a judge for the CNP Expos Awards for Best in Class Card-Not-Present Service Providers. Announcement of winners on May 22, 2013 at CNP.com Expo in Orlando, FL.

November 2012

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio provides commentary on the Philadelphia Federal Reserve Study on Depository & Financial Institution on calculating unauthorized transactions for more accurate reporting of fraud statistics.

October 2012

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio and Paul Reimer begin work for an Encryption Support Organization (ESO) on a PCI DSS compliance audit focusing on physical device security and remediation efforts.

May 1, 2012

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio presents “Combatting Cross Channel Fraud: An Enterprise Approach to Payments” for NACHA Payments 2012 conference in Baltimore, MD.

June 24, 2011

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio presents a webinar on “Combating Cross Channel Fraud: An Enterprise Approach to Payments” for BAI.

April 4, 2011

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio presents “Combating Fraud in the Retailer Payment Environment” for NACHA at the NACHA Payments 2011 conference in Austin, TX.

June 30, 2010

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio presents a webinar on “Retailer Security Measures in the Card Present Environment” for the ISD User Group.

June 21, 2010

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio presents “Key Elements of Card-Based Payments” for NACHA at The Payments Institute in Scottsdale, AZ.

May 25, 2010

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio presents “Retailer Security Measures in the Card Present Environment” for the Electronic Funds Transfer Association Executive Committee and Board of Directors meeting in San Francisco, CA.

May 11, 2010

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio presents “Retailer Security Measures in the Card Present Environment” for the Food Marketing Institute 2010 conference in Las Vegas, NV.

April 25, 2010

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio presents “Key Elements of Card-Based Payments” for NACHA at the NACHA Payments 2010 Conference in Seattle, GA.

January 25, 2010

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio with contributing editor Paul Reimer, publishes “Combating Fraud In the Retailer Payment Environment,” a white paper on advanced securitization of the payment transaction processing business including a discussion on the latest developments in end-to-end encryption, tokenization and authentication. Available at the National Retail Federation Retail Resource Library and on our web site under Content.

January 22, 2010

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio presents “Emerging Payments Technologies,” an overview of current trends in traditional and remote payments, and discussion of new industry players. Presented at MagTek’s annual sales training meeting.

November 2009

Avenue B Consulting is now a member of the Secure Remote Payments Council, a new trade council dedicated to the growth, development and market adoption of secure eCommerce and mobile payment methods, including the use of PIN debit on the Internet.

September 19, 2009

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio moderated a panel discussion on the different uses of prepaid cards, the concerns of law enforcement officials, and the specific steps and programs the industry has put into practice to thwart criminal activity. Presented as a webinar for the Electronic Funds Transfer Association, with Emery Kabor, US Treasury Department of Homeland Security and Chris Swecker, Former FBI.

July 23, 2009

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio moderates panel discussion on cross-channel fraud and the payments hub strategy for financial institutions. Presented as a webinar for the Payments Standing Committee of the Financial Services Technology Consortium.

July 20, 2009

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio presents a session on “Key Elements of Card-Based Payments” for NACHA at The Payments Institute in Atlanta, GA.

June 15, 2009

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio presents a session on “Key Elements of Card-Based Payments” for NACHA at The Payments Institute in Scottsdale, AZ.

April 6, 2009

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio presented a session on “Mobile Financial Services – Customer in Control” at the NACHA Payments 2009 Conference in Orlando, FL with Janey Place, CEO of DigitalThinking.

April 5, 2009

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio moderated a panel discussion on “Payments Hub Cage Match” at the NACHA Payments 2009 Conference in Orlando, FL with Jonathan Eber, ACI, Doug Gross,Clear2Pay, Beth Cronenweth, Sterling Commerce, and Sam Robb, CheckFree.

November 4, 2008

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio presents the webinar “Reinvigoration of the Merchant Acquirer Business” on bankerstuff.com.

October 2, 2008

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio presents the webinar “Open Loop Prepaid Cards: Extracting Maximum Value” on bankerstuff.com.

September 11, 2008

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio presents at the eFinancial Enablers Council of the Electronic Funds Transfer Association in Chicago, IL.

August 25, 2008

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio to moderate a panel on “Demographics and Mobile Use” on September 23, 2008 at The Santa Fe Group’s Mobile Financial Services Forum in Providence, RI.

June 28, 2008

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio presents “Card Payments 101” at The Payments Institute presented by NACHA in Atlanta, GA.

June 24, 2008

Avenue B’s Maria Arminio moderates a panel discussion on “Authentication and Risk Management in Mobile Financial Services” at the Source Media’s Mobile Commerce Summit in Las Vegas, NV.