Recorded Webinar, Originally Held 4PM GMT, 1 December 2020

Following the publication of his new book, The Cyber Elephant in the Boardroom, Mathieu Gorge joins Kevin Smith and Darren Hodder for a fireside chat and open discussion on Gorge’s 5 Pillars of Security Framework™

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  • 16:00 Welcome

  • 16:05 Introduction from Mathieu Gorge

  • 16:15 Discussion & Interview

  • 16:45 Audience Q&A

  • 17.00 The Lockdown Arms: Open & Informal Networking Session


Mathieu Gorge, VigiTrust

Mathieu Gorge is the CEO and founder of VigiTrust (2003). Mathieu is an established authority on IT security and risk management, with more than 20 years international experience. He is in high demand as a speaker at international security conferences, such as RSA, ISSA and ISACA, due in no small part to his reputation, experience and the success of VigiTrust’s 5 Pillars of Security Framework™.

Mathieu’s areas of expertise include PCI DSS, GDPR, CCPA, HIPAA, VRM and ISO 27001. He has been involved in payment security for more than 15 years, and works closely with the PCI Council in the US and EU.

Mathieu is the current President and Chief Security Officer of the French Irish Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as the Chairman of Infosecurity Ireland and was an Official Reviewer for ANSI. He is the founder of the PCI DSS European Roadshow, running since 2011.

Mathieu has been involved in extensive security research and collaborative programs. He regularly moderates and speaks at security events organized by ISACA, ISSA (Global Web Conference Committee). He has completed extended research work in the areas of risk assessment & management, payment card security, secure printing, data storage & archiving.

Mathieu regularly writes for Computerweekly, TechTarget,, ISACA,, Computer Fraud & Security, SC Magazine, ISSA Journal and is a contributor to many security and compliance blogs and newsletters.

Kevin Smith

Senior Payment Services & Risk Management Business Adviser, Riskskill

Kevin Smith, Riskskill

Kevin is an experienced payment services and risk management consultant and business advisor, with nearly 30 years of retail management, retail banking and payment systems knowledge and experience, achieved through various management and leadership roles.

Kevin remains a leading industry subject matter expert, as well as independent and trusted advisor. He is a co-director of the boutique consultancy Riskskill ( and additionally a co-founder and member of the Association of Independent Risk & Fraud Advisors (

Since leaving Visa Europe in 2011 and becoming an independent and trusted consultant, clients have engaged Kevin in the UK, across Europe and internationally – addressing merchant acquiring and acceptance, card issuance risk management, technology innovation, optimising retail payments and third-party relationships, as well as scheme and regulatory compliance.

Kevin’s career at Visa spanned almost 17 years, commencing in the development, management and marketing of Visa consumer card products and merchant acceptance programmes. This included a secondment to Visa International’s global HQ in the USA, where Kevin project-led the development and evolution of the global Visa chip business rules.

In early 2009, he moved into risk management at Visa. Kevin was appointed as Senior Vice President, Fraud Management and Compliance at Visa Europe. In this role, Kevin championed numerous scheme and industry initiatives, and represented Visa Europe in various regulatory, law enforcement and payments industry and retail groups, including the Merchant Risk Council (MRC) European Advisory Board.

Kevin is a GDPR Practitioner and a PCI DSS compliance bushiness advisor.

Darren Hodder

Consultant covering financial crime, AML compliance, IT & cybersecurity, LittleGratti

Darren Hodder, LittleGratti

A solid technical background has enabled Darren to work with a wide range of institutions to deliver fully integrated anti-fraud and risk management solutions to customers internationally.

He has been involved with projects from pre-sales and proof of concept through to final delivery and support, interfacing with senior management, business, and technical teams. Darren has provided consultancy and support for projects with a contract value in the excess of £5m.

His experience ranges from standalone, single portfolio in-house projects through to multi-client managed services, national fraud bureaux and data sharing initiatives. Particular areas of expertise are within mortgage originations, and online / internet solutions.

Specialities: Consultancy with expertise in financial crime risk management and compliance covering application, subscription and transactional fraud developed, AML compliance, GDPR compliance, working worldwide within financial services, telecommunications, insurance sectors. FCA approved for control function CF11 (Money Laundering Reporting).

Darren’s side gigs include live music photography and supporting musicians in the organisation and running of intimate gigs in London “Acoustic Sanctuary”.

Recorded Webinar, Originally Held 4PM GMY, 1 December 2020

Following the publication of his new book, The Cyber Elephant in the Boardroom, Mathieu Gorge will join Kevin Smith and Darren Hodder for a fireside chat and open discussion on Gorge’s 5 Pillars of Security Framework™

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