Merchant Link Names Chris Sutherland Director of Enterprise Security

Merchant Link, a provider of payment gateway and data security solutions, has named veteran security expert, Chris Sutherland, as director of enterprise security. Sutherland reports directly to the CEO, Dan Lane.

"The cybersecurity environment is changing and merchants are quickly becoming a target of organized groups and hacktivists seeking to make an example out of the most popular brands," said Dan Lane, president and CEO of Merchant Link. "Consumer trust and brand reputation is at stake. Merchant Link takes the security of payment data seriously and the addition of Chris Sutherland, who is an information security industry veteran, will ensure that the company's security solutions are equipped to protect our customers from these threats now and as they evolve in the future."

As new credit card breaches occur daily and businesses see increased pressure to secure their customers' data, Merchant Link is poised for growth in what is expected to be a rapidly expanding market. Sutherland's information security knowledge and experience will ensure Merchant Link's solutions maintain the highest level of credibility.

"Security threats are a major concern to merchants in today's environment," Sutherland said. "Since Merchant Link's inception, we have provided cutting-edge payment solutions, tokenization and security technologies to help merchants protect their customers. As a member of the Merchant Link team, I will drive development of these solutions and further expand the breadth and depth of our security services to support merchants."

Prior to joining Merchant Link, Sutherland provided information security guidance to organizations, such as Abt Associates, the Department of Justice, the Department of Defense and Wells Fargo Bank.

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