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MAC Level Up 21

Navigating the New World

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021 to Wednesday, July 28, 2021
MAC Level Up 21 is a virtual event to allow everyone in the industry to attend. We will send registered attendees a unique individual link to the event location.

Event Details

"Navigating the New World"

As the world churns and changes, it is becoming harder to see what is coming on the horizon. The best way to avoid the risks in the darkness is to shine the light on education, community, and communication. The landscape has changed drastically over the past year, and we still don’t know the look of the ‘new world.’ Navigating this post-pandemic world will take a compass of insight and a strong sail of community communication to lead us into tomorrow. 

MAC and its Level Up annual conference has been the safe haven before the pandemic and will continue to provide you with the knowledge and resources you'll need after. We invite you to return this year and share your knowledge and lessons learned with your peers. 

Education

Level Up is the industry’s premier event for collaboration, communication, and education dedicated to risk mitigation, regulatory compliance, and transformation and growth in the payments industry.

Networking

Level Up attracts 450+ payment professionals for networking, education, and sharing experiences and best practices. Level Up provides unrivaled access to your peers in the industry.  The conference delivers content cultivated by some of the industry's most talented risk and fraud experts and features sessions for all levels of expertise from keynotes to roundtables.

Resources

Our industry partners and speakers will provide white papers, tools, and other resources needed to face your daily challenges. Schedule demos, ask questions from experts and hear possible solutions from your next solution provider.

Thank you to our Event Partners:

DIAMOND PARTNERS


GOLD PARTNERS


SILVER PARTNERS

AGENDA - All Times Eastern

There will be sessions from 1:00 - 5:45 EST on both days with pre- and post-events to be scheduled. Additional sessions will be added to the below as released. All sessions subject to change. 
Some sessions will be recorded ahead of time and available to view anytime during the week. 

July 27

12:00 PM -
12:45 PM
Pre-Event: MAC Coffee Connect

Start your conference early and join other attendees in a Zoom chat room. Drink coffee, ask questions about the platform, discuss the compliance stuff that keeps you awake at night, or just goof off.
 1:05 PM -
 1:50 PM
Keynote - The Creator Mindset

Description and details coming soon.
 2:05 PM -
 2:35 PM
The Rocks on the Shoreline: A Lighthouse View of the Upcoming Major AML Upgrades

Description and details coming soon
 3:55 PM -
 4:40 PM
Krackens or Kelp? A Payment Facilitator Panel Looks at the Upoming 1009-K Changes and Other Potential Lurking Monsters

Details and description coming soon.
 4:55 PM -
 5:25 PM
In the Weeds on Cannabis and Payments

Our panelists will provide an overview of recent developments involing cannabis (marijuana and hemp), including state legalization, federal legislative developments, etc. From there, the presentation will provide an overview of best practices for minimizing risk in providng payments services to the cannabis industry. These practices involve setting up robust anti-money laundering and fraud monitoring programs.
Anytime Pre-Recorded Session Are Storm Clouds Forming on the Government Relations Horizon?

What will the Payments Industry look like in the Biden Administration & 117 Congress?

Tony Ogden and Scott Talbot will have a fireside chat on the stories, trends, regulations and other government relations activity on the horizon that can impact the payments industry.
Anytime Pre-Recorded Session If I Was a Cybercriminal, What Would I Do?

As e-commerce increases, so do cyber attacks. Just like hackers, we examined over 15 million websites looking for the most common and serious vulnerabilities. SecurityMetrics will introduce this new database, along with interpretation, analysis, and implications, in an effort to help the audience understand the mind of a cybercriminal. Attendees will be shown which e-commerce security issues are most pressing and get a dynamic, up-close view of the e-commerce threat landscape.
Anytime Pre-Recorded Session Trends Towards a Cashless Casinos & On-Line Gaming

Details and description coming soon

July 28

12:00 PM -
12:45 PM
Pre-Event: MAC Coffee Connect

Start your conference early and join other attendees in a Zoom chat room. Drink coffee, ask questions about the platform, discuss the compliance stuff that keeps you awake at night, or just goof off.
 1:05 PM -
 1:50 PM
Cybersecurity and the Future

Session title, details, and description coming soon.
2:05 PM - 
2:35
Card Testing

Session title, details, and description coming soon. 
3:55 PM -
4:40 PM
Risk Screening: Title TBD

Details and description coming soon.
4:55 PM -
5:25 PM
The Dark Web - Rise of Compliance and Cybersecurity
The Dark Web and the marketplaces on it are growing at an exponential rate. Hackers are doubling down on cybercrime-as-a-service—allowing non-traditional and unskilled hackers to wreak havoc in ways previously unheard of. Criminals don’t have to be skilled to get your data; they just need to know where and who to go to for help. Learn about the inner workings and business of the cyber underground, focusing on the following:
    * Cryptocurrency – Digital currency’s impact on the growth rate of cybercrime
    * Cybercrime-as-a-service– Skilled hackers offering their packaged products and services for a low cost 
    * Cybercrime's role in the creation of Compliance and Cybersecurity
     * Mitigating risk, how businesses can:
     * Adhere to industry compliance requirements 
* Build and maintaining a strong security posture 
* Protect themselves from all levels of cybercriminals through proactive threat-hunting

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