Meet the Team – Neal Hindocha

Chief Security Officer (CSO)

The first in our new series, ‘Meet the MYPINPAD Team’ we are delighted to introduce Neal Hindocha who joined us earlier in the year and has a 20-year career background in international IT security, working in research, product development, network security, consulting services and management.

Neal Hindocha and MYPINPAD

The multilingual management consultant will be responsible for maintaining the highest level of security compliance for MYPINPAD’s products, which encompass both merchant and consumer solutions. He will play a key role in setting the firm’s security vision, evolving strategy and policies for its ongoing product development.

Global Head of Mobile POS Solutions at MYPINPAD, David Poole, said 

“This is a defining time for the business following the release of PCI SSC’s new standard for software-based PIN entry on COTS[1] for in-store card payment acceptance. The standard will, increase global card acceptance and mitigate fraud. Importantly, it will reduce barriers to entry for SME  merchants.

Strong, multi-factor authentication is at the root of our security solutions, and Neal’s expertise is exactly what we need during this crucial period. He will help us to continue to set the highest standards of security across MYPINPAD software authentication solutions.”

Regarding his latest role, Neal comments:

“MYPINPAD was founded in 2012 by an alliance of payments industry leaders and has since been delivering on its mission to become the world’s first consumer authentication company to solve multi-channel security on smart devices using card PIN. I am pleased to join the business at such a significant time, not just for MYPINPAD, but for the wider payments industry: it will be an exciting time for the payments industry over the next 12 months, the release of PCI’s SPoC standard is set to revolutionise in-store payments as we know it, and MYPINPAD is set to the leader in this field. I will be focused on ensuring that our products continue to enable the strongest authentication and security processes in this rapidly evolving digital space.”

MYPINPAD solutions delivers secure PIN authentication on unsecured electronic devices, such as mobile phones, tablets and PCs. The solution optimises security around the payment process, reducing risk and fraud. The technology provides consumers and merchants with a familiar and trusted PIN authentication process.

[1] COTS – consumer off-the-shelf devices – such as smartphones and tablets.