Next week, at a meeting of the Payments Processing Information Sharing Council, an organization created to share information about threats, risk mitigation and fraud, Robert O. Carr, chairman and chief executive of Heartland Payments Systems Inc., will discuss the company’s recent widely reported data breach. The Payments Processing Information Sharing Council is an offshoot of the Financial Services Information Sharing and Analysis Center, a trade group that assists businesses and government agencies share information about data security issues, including network intrusions. A spokesperson for Heartland stated that the "new organization grew out of Bob Carr’s feeling that payment processors needed a forum to share information on breaches like the kind that we experienced. Heartland should be able to share information with others in our industry so that an international cyber thief can’t use the same malicious software to penetrate another processor."