CIPS Toronto Parnters with
InternetSecure to Offer e-commerce on Web
December 17, 1999-The Canadian Information Processing Societys
(CIPS) Toronto chapter has teamed up with InternetSecure Inc.
to offer an online credit card payment option on the CIPS
Toronto web site, http://www.cipstoronto.ca.
Members can now use credit cards to register for CIPS events
such as the dinner meetings, golf events and the Christmas
"As IT professionals, we should be seen as leading the
e-commerce initiative, especially given that we are responsible
for initiating and implementing e-comm for our respective
companies," said William Pearson, Toronto CIPS President.
"We selected InternetSecure because of its verification
and fraud detection technology and because of its ability
to process Canadian dollar transactions."
InternetSecure is Canadas largest non-financial service
provider of on-line merchant status and secure Internet credit
card payment solutions. Its security and risk management system
has been approved by numerous Canadian and American financial
institutions as a result of a rigorous approval process including
assessment of InternetSecures technical infrastructure,
data-handling methods and risk assessment software.
The system consists of a high-end firewall, secure servers
and SSL (Secure Socket Layers) encryption (128-bit in Canada
and the US) to keep client information safe and secure. The
company uses propriety credit card transaction software and
proprietary risk-management, or fraud detection, software.
This software kicks in whenever suspicious user activities
(such as trying a series of different credit card numbers)
InternetSecure has a secure connection into the banking network.
Transaction information does not go back out over the Internet
once it is sent to InternetSecure. Credit card and transaction
information is stored off-site, using InternetSecures
own proprietary merchant accounting/payment system. The information
is also stored by the banks.
Online commerce will make it easier for CIPS Toronto members
to register for events, allowing members to register at any
time of the day or night. CIPS Toronto will continue to find
more ways to improve Web-site services for its members.