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Mr. Adrian Lane

Analyst and Chief Technology Officer


Direct Phone: (480) ***-****       


20930 North Tatum Blvd SUITE # 110-116

Phoenix, Arizona 85050

United States

Company Description

Securosis is the world's leading independent security research and advisory firm, offering unparalleled insight and unique value to meet the challenges of managing security and compliance in a Web 2.0 world, while defending against today's hackers and tom... more

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Background Information

Employment History

Chief Evangelist and Chief Technology Officer

IPLocks , Inc.

Postgraduate Work

Stanford University

Vice President Of Engineering



Ingres Corporation


software systems development
University of California at Berkeley

Bachelor of Arts degree
Computer Science
Stanford University

Bachelor of Arts degree
Computer Science
University of California

Bachelor of Arts degree
Computer Science
University of California - Berkeley

engineering degree

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Adrian Lane, security analyst and CTO at Securosis, argued in a recent research paper that there is much more involved than the liability shift - much of it very good for merchants - but he said much of the resistance to the change is because, "merchants are being asked to incur significant costs and operational disruption to solve a banking problem rather than a merchant problem."

He added that it is much more complicated than, "a straight equipment swap."
Lane warned in his paper that another flaw, at least so far, in EMV is that it, "does not mandate the use of point-to-point encryption (P2PE), much less full end-to-end encryption.
Lane agrees that better security, not to mention decreased liability for fraud, are good reasons to adopt EMV. But, he argued in his paper that they are both secondary to the benefits of the much more major shift that is coming: Mobile payments.
Companies like Starbucks, he wrote, have, "demonstrated conclusively that consumers will use mobile phones for payment."
And he believes that, "the move from passive magnetic stripe cards to smart cards is a big jump, but from plastic cards to smartphones will be the payment industry's equivalent of the shift from horses to automobiles."
He goes into considerable detail in his paper, but summarizes what he called, "a wealth of advantages for merchants (from mobile payments), delivered with minimal to no operational disruption, including:

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Adrian Lane, CTO and security analyst, Securosis

"There will be a lot more CNP fraud attempts, but there is already a lot of anti-fraud and fraud analytics going on for CNP transactions," said Adrian Lane, CTO and security analyst at Securosis.
Lane agreed. "Typically, security is not adopted if there is a chance it interferes with commerce," he said.
Lane said that if NFC systems became mainstream, it could, "knock out most CNP fraud."
But, in the next breath he admits that will take some time to happen. "My parents run a Pentium processor and Windows 2003," he said.

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