The Not-So-Fun Side Of Pokémon GO


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About The Live Discussion:

The new digital app sensation Pokémon GO continues to surge in popularity — with people all over the work trying to “catch ’em all” and become the next great Pokémaster.

But there may be more risks along the journey then app users realize.

Sure, there have been stories of people  quitting their jobs to play full time and falling off cliffs while playing, but what’s just as risky is the fact that users previously unknowingly provided full access to their Google accounts, essentially granting the app permission to see all email contents, search history and more.

The app is also a commerce and payments machine, where users also expose their payment information to take advantage of tempting in-app purchases to level up quicker.

It’s really a hackers’ playing field — where they are compromising sought-after personal information, while users are focused on chasing Pokémon.

On Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at 1:00 PM (EST), join Rich Stuppy, Chief Operating Officer of Kountand Karen Webster, CEO of MPD, for a live digital discussion about the vulnerability of larger groups, like the Pokémon GO user base, and why they are a prime target for fraudsters and scammers.

Whether you’re a business that possesses large amounts of data and user information or a user looking to download the latest and greatest gaming app, it’s important to be mindful of security risks and to make sure you have the right protections in place.

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Digital Discussion Presenter:

Rich Stuppy KountRich Stuppy
COO, Kount

For more than a decade, Rich has been involved in developing fraud mitigation, compliance and Big Data strategies. Rich came to Kount after 14 years with a Fortune 50 retailer. His background in enterprise-class systems has helped shape Kount’s into an industry-leading platform that helps clients boost sales and beat fraud. Kount has been recognized as an award-winning, reliable and highly scalable platform.

In his role as Chief Operating Officer, Rich oversees the product roadmap, intellectual property portfolio, technical sales, service delivery and compliance. He works with executives from all areas of the payments ecosystem, including merchants, acquirers, payment service providers, gateways, card brands and compliance officers, to monitor trends, develop best practices and review policy.

Rich has been a highly sought-after speaker and has addressed audiences around the world.

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Digital Discussion Host: 
Karen MPD

Karen Webster
CEO, Market Platform Dynamics

Karen Webster is one of the world’s leading experts on payments, commerce and retail innovation and a strategic advisor to CEOs and boards of multinational players in those sectors. As CEO of Market Platform Dynamics, she works extensively with the most innovative players in the payments, financial services, mobile, retail, B2B, digital media and technology sectors to help them maximize the value of their platform assets, design disruptive new business models and ignite and monetize new innovation.


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