Robert D. Martin, Ph.DSouthwest Practice Director

Robert Martin
  • Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ – 2007 – Masters Business Admin
  • College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA
    • 1998 – Ph.D. in Physics
    • 1992 MS in Physics
  • Washington University, St. Louis, MO – 1991 BA in Physics
areas of concentration
  • PCI DSS Compliance Advisory
  • Payments Security
  • Cryptography in Payments
  • Cryptographic Modernization
  • Key Injection Facility Management
  • PCI PIN & PCI P2PE Evangelist
  • Policy & Procedure Development
  • PCI DSS Readiness Assessment
  • POS Application R&D
areas of expertise
  • Cryptographic protocols
  • PCI standards and compliance, communications security
  • Mobile Communications
  • C/C++, Python, Perl
  • Scripting languages
  • TCP/IP, Ethernet
  • Bluetooth
  • Embedded Systems
  • Software development lifecycle

Rob serves as a Principal Security Consultant for GoldSky Security. His security and compliance expertise spans over 18 years in security and payments. Rob has merged his understanding of security, the payments industry, and technology to lead security, global application development, and project/program management organizations.

Prior to becoming a security consultant, Rob served as the Chief Technology Officer and Regional Security Officer for Ingenico Group in North America. In that and prior roles, he focused on bringing forward solutions which support the business needs of clients while increasing the security level for card-present transactions at the point of acceptance. Some of his major accomplishments included:

  • Productized Ingenico On Guard P2PE solution for sale to payment processors and gateways.
  • Increased adoption of Ingenico On Guard P2PE solution at the host level from one customer to over 10 payments processors and gateways, including four major payments processors. This
  • led increased terminal usage of On Guard from essentially zero to hundreds of thousands of terminals deployed in retail, hospitality, healthcare, and institutional locations.
  • Drove revenue for security solutions from essentially zero to in excess of $500,000 per annum.
  • Evangelist for Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) and the use of P2PE solutions validated under
  • the PCI P2PE program.
  • Drove component validation under the PCI P2PE program of the Ingenico US key injection
  • facilities and Ingenico retail terminal applications.
  • Productized Ingenico Offline Remote Key Injection solution.
  • Oversight of Ingenico US key injection facilities security and compliance to PCI PIN and X9.24-1/TR-39 standards.
  • Provide consulting to clients regarding security and PCI compliance issues.

Rob is currently the co-chair of the Payments working group for Hospitality Technology Next Generation (HTNG) and has been an active participant in the cryptography and key management groups with ASC X9.

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