Nidhi Alberti

Sr. Public Relations Manager at ACI Worldwide

With more than a decade of tech public relations experience, Nidhi leads PR efforts for the Americas region.

Articles by Nidhi Alberti

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Protecting Payments with Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) and Tokenization

The superheroes of PCI compliance – Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) and Tokenization – serve to protect sensitive payments data in flight, or at rest in merchants’ databases. But tokenization has some additional superpowers, beyond protecting payments, which all omni-channel merchants should know about.


Women in Payments: Breaking into Payments and Cybersecurity

On a virtual panel during the Women in Payments Symposium Canada, Donna Teevens, director of global information security, ACI Worldwide, joined a number of women from payments organizations including Interac, PayPal, RBC and Dentons to discuss, “The Key to Cybersecurity in a Crisis and Beyond.


Women in Payments: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020

International Women’s Day, celebrated on March 8, honors the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women – including equality for all women. To commemorate the occasion, we spoke with a few female leaders in the payments industry about what the day means both for them and for the wider payments industry. The comments and insights we received were nothing short of inspiring and encouraging.


Women in Payments: Student Perspectives on the Payments Industry (Part 1)

Last month, ACI’s Omaha office hosted six students from the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Information Technology department for a one-day event, showcasing ACI’s solution offerings and the company’s role in the global payments industry. The six students, all of whom were members of UNO’s Association for Computing Machinery-Women (ACM-W) chapter, had previously participated in one of ACI Omaha’s Coding for Girls Camps.


How to Survive Black Friday and Cyber Monday… and Provide a Great Consumer Experience

As Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach, shoppers and merchants alike await amazing deals and a welcome boost in sales, respectively. I took a moment to speak with two of ACI’s merchant payments and fraud experts, Andrew Marshman (merchant payments lead, Europe) and Erika Dietrich (VP, Global Fraud Prevention Risk Services) about what merchants need to know as they head forth into one of the biggest shopping seasons of the year.


Women in Payments: Driving Diversity in the Payments Industry

As the Australia Women in Payments Symposium approaches, I took a moment to chat with ACI’s Felicity Blake, country manager, New Zealand, who will be participating (among other experts) in a panel on Rising to the Diversity Challenge.

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2020 Fraud Predictions: What to Expect Across the Globe as Cybercrime Evolves

Our payment experts take stock of the trends that shaped 2019 and make their predictions for where they see the industry heading in 2020. I sat down with our own fraud experts, Marc Trepanier, principal fraud consultant for North America, and Giselle Lindley, principal fraud consultant for APAC, to get their thoughts on what we can expect in the year ahead around payments fraud.


Women in Payments: “Make Failure Your Fuel”

ACI’s Darcy Locke, new business development principal, was recently appointed Chair of the American Financial Services Association (AFSA), Business Partner Board. During her two-year term, Darcy will preside over the AFSA Business Partner Board meetings, and concurrently serve as a member of the AFSA Board of Directors and Chair of the AFSA Business Partner Task Force.


Women Must Choose to Rise Up Despite Past, Current and Future Circumstances

Money20/20, Europe’s biggest payments and fintech event, was recently held in Amsterdam and featured Rise Up Money20/20, a global program designed to address the gender imbalance in leadership positions within the financial services and fintech industries. A cohort of 30 female professionals was selected to take part in an exclusive curated agenda, complete with a series of bespoke content sessions, one-to-one mentoring and unique networking opportunities.


Overcoming Cyber Threats to Payments Security

Recently, Gene Scriven, chief information security officer at ACI, spoke at NACHA Payments 2019 on the ever-changing landscape of cybersecurity. Here are a few highlights from his session, including the impacts of cybersecurity breaches, today’s emerging threats and the new strategies to keep your organization safe.


Removing Gender Bias and Enabling Women to Succeed in Leadership Roles

The recent UK Women in Payments (WIP) Symposium 2019 took place in London, recognizing unique leaders who help uplift women in the payments industry. Among those recognized was ACI’s Melissa McKendry, vice president, Retail Banking Implementation Services, who was honored by WIP as the 2019 Advocate for Women.


Why It’s Time for Women to Rise UP

As a senior software engineer at ACI Worldwide, Rawan Shawar helps to guide her team’s priorities and enhance processes at both the team and organizational level. Recently, Rawan was selected by the organizers of Money20/20 Asia to be part the Rise Up Class of 2019.