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PCI Launches Payment Security Tool to Help Small Merchants

Small merchants continue to be a primary target for cybercriminals. According to the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 61% of breached organizations surveyed were small businesses. These highly-targeted businesses often do not have the technical knowledge needed to effectively manage security against these attacks- which is why today the PCI Security Standards Council is announcing the launch of updated educational resources and a new tool aimed at helping small business owners protect their customer's payment card data.
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28 August 2018
PCI Launches Payment Security Tool to Help Small Merchants
Small merchants continue to be a primary target for cybercriminals. According to the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 61% of breached organizations surveyed were small businesses. These highly-targeted businesses often do not have the technical knowledge needed to effectively manage security against these attacks- which is why today the PCI Security Standards Council is announcing the launch of updated educational resources and a new tool aimed at helping small business owners protect their customer's payment card data.
PCI Launches Payment Security Tool to Help Small Merchants
01 August 2018
PCI Security Standards Council Updates PIN Security Standard
Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published PCI PIN Security Requirements and Testing Procedures version 3.0, the PCI Security Standard for the secure management, processing and transmission of PIN data at ATMs and attended and unattended point-of-sale (POS) terminals.
PCI Security Standards Council Updates PIN Security Standard
26 July 2018
PCI Security Standards Council Announces First Global Executive Assessor Roundtable
Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced the first PCI SSC Global Executive Assessor Roundtable. The Roundtable will be an Executive Committee level advisory board comprised of senior executives from PCI assessor companies.
PCI Security Standards Council Announces First Global Executive Assessor Roundtable
18 July 2018
PCI Security Standards Council Announces New Timetable for Board of Advisors Nomination and Election Process
The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced today a new timetable for the PCI SSC Board of Advisors nomination and election process. The change is designed to provide more visibility and awareness of this participation opportunity with PCI SSC stakeholders and to accommodate more face-to-face engagement with the Board of Advisors. The nomination period for the 2019-2020 Board of Advisors will open on 17 September and run through 23 October 2018.
PCI Security Standards Council Announces New Timetable for Board of Advisors Nomination and Election Process
17 May 2018
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Minor Revision to PCI Data Security Standard
Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published a minor revision to the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which businesses around the world use to safeguard payment card data before, during and after a purchase is made.
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Minor Revision to PCI Data Security Standard
17 April 2018
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Guidelines on Cloud Computing
Meeting with acquirers and payment technology leaders this week at the TRANSACT conference, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced new PCI SSC Cloud Computing Guidelines. Developed in collaboration with more than 100 global organizations representing banks, merchants, security assessors and technology vendors, the guidance identifies and addresses security challenges for different cloud architectures and models to help companies understand security considerations when implementing these solutions.
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Guidelines on Cloud Computing
15 March 2018
PCI Security Standards Council Seeks Greater Global Participation and Cooperation in Payment Security Issues
At the PCI Middle East and Africa Forum today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced a significant change in the pricing structure for the PCI SSC Participating Organization (PO) Program that will benefit many countries throughout the region and globally.
PCI Security Standards Council Seeks Greater Global Participation and Cooperation in Payment Security Issues
14 March 2018
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Changes to Qualified Integrators and Resellers Program
Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced new changes to the PCI Qualified Integrators and Resellers (QIR) Program in response to industry feedback and data breach report findings. The program changes are designed to increase the number of QIRs and equip them to help merchants reduce risk by mitigating the leading causes of payment data breaches.
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Changes to Qualified Integrators and Resellers Program
09 March 2018
PCI Security Standards Council Updates Payment Device Standard to Support Software-based PIN Entry on COTS
Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published PCI PIN Transaction Security (PTS) Point of Interaction (POI) Modular Security Requirements version 5.1. The updated device standard supports the development of PCI Software-based PIN Entry on COTS (SPoC) Solutions for merchants that enable EMV contact and contactless transactions with PIN entry on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) devices, such as tablets and smartphones.
PCI Security Standards Council Updates Payment Device Standard to Support Software-based PIN Entry on COTS
14 February 2018
X9 and PCI SSC Combine Expertise on PIN Acceptance Security Standards
In response to industry feedback, the Accredited Standards Committee X9 Inc. (ASC X9) and the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) have announced a joint initiative to create one unified PIN Security Standard for payments stakeholders.
X9 and PCI SSC Combine Expertise on PIN Acceptance Security Standards
24 January 2018
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Security Requirements for Software-Based PIN Entry on COTS Devices
Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced a new PCI Security Standard for software-based PIN entry on commercial off-the-shelf devices (COTS), such as smartphones and tablets. The PCI Software-Based PIN Entry on COTS (SPoC) Standard provides requirements for developing secure solutions that enable EMV contact and contactless transactions with PIN entry on the merchant’s consumer device using a secure PIN entry application in combination with a Secure Card Reader for PIN (SCRP).
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Security Requirements for Software-Based PIN Entry on COTS Devices
19 January 2018
PCI Security Standards Council Announces First Regional Engagement Board
Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced the first PCI SSC Regional Engagement Board. The Regional Engagement Board (REB) will represent the perspectives of PCI SSC Participating Organizations and constituents in Brazil, providing feedback and guidance to the PCI SSC on payment security standards, program development and adoption in the region.
PCI Security Standards Council Announces First Regional Engagement Board
18 January 2018
PCI Associate Qualified Security Assessor Program Opens for Applications
As cybercriminals continue to target payment data, cybersecurity skills are critically important to the payment card industry. Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced it is now accepting applications for the new Associate Qualified Security Assessor (AQSA) Program, an initiative aimed at attracting cybersecurity talent to the payment card industry to ensure the sustainability and quality of QSA services for merchants and service providers.
PCI Associate Qualified Security Assessor Program Opens for Applications
19 December 2017
Lance J. Johnson Named New Executive Director of PCI Security Standards Council
The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced today that Lance J. Johnson has been named Executive Director for the PCI SSC effective January 2018. As Executive Director, Johnson will drive the organization’s strategy and oversee the PCI SSC senior leadership team and staff in implementing it.
Lance J. Johnson Named New Executive Director of PCI Security Standards Council
01 November 2017
PCI Security Standards Council Launches First Ever Brazil Regional Engagement Board
The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced today the nomination period for a newly created Brazil Regional Engagement Board. The nomination period will run from 1 - 30 November 2017.
PCI Security Standards Council Launches First Ever Brazil Regional Engagement Board
26 October 2017
Payment Card Industry Focuses on the Future of Payment Security
More than 600 payment card industry stakeholders from around the world convened this week for the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) Europe Community Meeting, an annual forum to discuss ongoing developments in global payment data security standards that help businesses detect, mitigate and prevent criminal attacks and breaches.
Payment Card Industry Focuses on the Future of Payment Security
25 October 2017
New PCI Security Standards and Program to Support Adoption of EMV 3DS
Today at the PCI Europe Community Meeting the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced two new security standards to support secure implementation of EMVCo’s EMV® 3-D Secure (3DS) protocol. EMV® 3DS helps prevent unauthorized card-not-present (CNP) transactions.
New PCI Security Standards and Program to Support Adoption of EMV 3DS
18 May 2017
PCI Security Standards Council Announces 2017-2019 Advisory Board
At the PCI Asia-Pacific Community Meeting today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced the newly-elected 2017-2019 Board of Advisors.
PCI Security Standards Council Announces 2017-2019 Advisory Board
31 March 2017
Making Payments Safer Top Priority for Global Payment Card Industry
Cybercriminals continue to target payment transactions in the Middle East and Africa region and globally. At the same time, there is a growing shortage of cybersecurity professionals equipped to help businesses deal with this escalating challenge.
Making Payments Safer Top Priority for Global Payment Card Industry
29 March 2017
PCI Security Standards Council to Create Associate Qualified Security Assessor Certification
Today at the PCI Middle East and Africa Forum the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced plans to evolve the PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) program to attract new cyber talent globally and ensure its sustainability and quality in a changing payment environment.
PCI Security Standards Council to Create Associate Qualified Security Assessor Certification

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