Today's electronic payment ecosystems are possible because of a host of security technologies and capabilities that were developed over a long and rich history of security research. Extending and enabling new ecosystems, spurring economic growth and improving the quality of life for everyone will require further advances in a number of key areas. We conduct fundamental and applied research in a variety of security areas that are utilized by Visa, our partners, and the world, including: mobile and distributed systems/cloud computing security, communication protocols and network security, cryptography and cryptanalysis, secure payment technologies, data and application security, malware and program analysis, user and data privacy, assurance and formal methods, security incident and event data analytics, and related fields.
- Advances in cryptography – build on Visa’s extensive data protection capabilities to achieve policy-enforced full lifecycle cryptographic protection for data in transit, at rest, and during computation, for all computing environments and scenarios Visa employs.
- Distributed and endpoint systems security – enable end-to-end secure computation, data and workload management across the distributed enterprise, between ecosystem partners, and to/from the sea of endpoints and devices.
- Secure data acquisition and analysis – balance advancements in cryptography and secure systems for strong and efficient context appropriate data acquisition, classification, protection and analysis across the computing spectrum.