CashStar to Speak at R-CISC Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit

Panel to Explore Risk and Fraud Mitigation Strategies with Top Retailers and Merchants

PORTLAND, Maine--()--CashStar, a market leader in gift card ecommerce solutions for large merchants, today announced that its Sr. Director of Engineering, Tim Brewer, will be speaking at the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center’s (R-CISC) Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit being held October 3–4 in Chicago. Brewer will speak alongside Scott Roubic, vice president of Internal Audit for Jo-Ann Stores, and Michel Huffaker, program manager of IT Threat Intel & Vulnerability Management at MGM Resorts International, on a panel titled, “Risk and Fraud Mitigation: Insights from the Front Lines.” Brewer will address the cybersecurity challenges facing gift card and stored value programs along with best practices to mitigate them.

The session will focus on the landscape of fraudulent threats from malicious actors that retailers of all sizes might face. Panelists will discuss how effectively defending against these risks requires collaboration and partnership across the retail sector and among business units internally and externally. The panel will also explore current trends in the fraud space, strategies for mitigating risk and examples of optimal organizational structure and approach.



Tim Brewer, senior director, Engineering, CashStar
Michel Huffaker, program manager, IT Threat Intel & Vulnerability Management, MGM Resorts, International
Scott Roubic, vice president of Internal Audit, Asset Protection and Real Estate, Jo-Ann Stores
Dan Holden, CTO, R-CISC (moderator)


“Risk and Fraud Mitigation: Insights from the Front Lines”


Tuesday, October 3 at 11:00am CDT


The Hyatt Regency
151 East Upper Wacker Drive

The Retail Cyber Intelligence Summit brings together 200 CISOs and their teams from the greater retail and consumer services industries—including restaurants, hospitality, convenience stores and more—to share best practices, gain insights and network with other information security professionals. The agenda addresses the key challenges and issues of strategic retail leaders and tactical practitioners, with sessions and speakers selected by a Summit steering committee made up of R-CISC member organizations.

About the Retail Cyber Intelligence Sharing Center (R-CISC)
The R-CISC, which houses the Retail ISAC, is the trusted cybersecurity community for retailers, consumer products, grocers, hotels, gaming, restaurants, and cybersecurity industry partners worldwide. The R-CISC supports its member base, representing over $1 trillion in annual revenue, by serving as the conduit for collaboration, threat and best practice sharing, and cooperation. Through building and sustaining valuable programs, partnerships, products and opportunities, the R-CISC enables its members to grow their trust-based relationships, strategic knowledge and tactical capabilities. For more information on R-CISC membership and benefits visit us at our home page

About CashStar
CashStar is a leading provider of gift card ecommerce solutions for top brands. CashStar Commerce is a flexible, secure and market-proven platform that enables merchants to directly market, sell and distribute digital and plastic gift cards to all channels and devices. CashStar helps create great customer experiences, grow gift card revenue and drive omni-channel engagement. CashStar clients include top brands like Best Buy, Dunkin’ Donuts, Gap, lululemon athletica, Sephora, Starbucks, The Home Depot, Uber, Walmart and Williams-Sonoma. To learn more about CashStar’s solutions, please visit, follow @CashStar or email


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Cait Mattingly, 617-986-5033