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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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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
09 February 2017
PCI Security Standards Council Issues Multi-Factor Authentication Guidance
Attackers continue to compromise valid credentials to access company networks and steal data. To help organizations combat this growing threat, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has issued guidance on the proper use of multi-factor authentication for preventing unauthorized access to computers and systems that process payment transactions.
PCI Security Standards Council Issues Multi-Factor Authentication Guidance
06 February 2017
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Welcomes Beijing Unionpay Card Technology Co. as PCI Recognized Laboratory
The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and Beijing Unionpay Card Technology Co. (BCTC) announced today that BCTC is now a PCI recognized laboratory approved to conduct security evaluations of payment acceptance devices.
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Welcomes Beijing Unionpay Card Technology Co. as PCI Recognized Laboratory
31 January 2017
PCI Security Standards Council Issues Best Practices for Securing E-Commerce
Exponential online sales growth paired with the EMV chip migration in the US makes e-commerce payment security for merchants more important than ever before. As EMV chip technology continues to reduce face-to-face credit card fraud, the shift to e-commerce security becomes increasingly important to businesses large and small.
PCI Security Standards Council Issues Best Practices for Securing E-Commerce
25 January 2017
PCI Security Standards Council Champions Data Privacy Day
Increasing reports of reports of cyberattacks underscore the need for data security to be a top business priority. As the authority on global payment card data protection, the PCI Security Standards Council is an official champion for Data Privacy Day (28 Jan), the National Cyber Security Alliance’s initiative to raise awareness and encourage global collaboration on data protection.
PCI Security Standards Council Champions Data Privacy Day
23 January 2017
PCI Security Standards Council Invites Nominations for 2017-2019 Board of Advisors
The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), the leading global standards body for the payment card industry, announced the nomination period for seating the next prestigious PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors.
PCI Security Standards Council Invites Nominations for 2017-2019 Board of Advisors
06 January 2017
PCI Council Updates Payment Card Production and Provisioning Security Standard
The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has updated its card production standard and extended it to include protections for mobile payments provisioning. Card Production and Provisioning Security Requirements version 2.0 is available now on the PCI Council website.
PCI Council Updates Payment Card Production and Provisioning Security Standard
09 December 2016
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Supplemental PCI DSS Scoping Guidance
Incorrectly identifying where and how payment data is at risk in an organization’s systems continues to lead to data breaches. Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published Guidance for PCI DSS Scoping and Network Segmentation to help businesses address this challenge.
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Supplemental PCI DSS Scoping Guidance
20 October 2016
Data Protection Top Priority for Europe Heading Into 2017
Businesses in the UK and Europe are increasingly at risk for payment data theft. In the UK alone, there were more than 2.46 million cyber incidents in 2015. Financial Fraud Action UK reported over one million incidents of financial fraud in the first half of 2016, a 25 per cent increase on the same period in 2015.
Data Protection Top Priority for Europe Heading Into 2017
29 September 2016
EMVCo and PCI SSC Combine Expertise on 3-D Secure 2.0
Technical body EMVCo and PCI Security Standards Council have announced that they are collaborating to support the upcoming launch of 3-D Secure 2.0 (3DS 2.0). The announcement was made at the PCI Security Standards Council Community Meeting of global cyber security experts in Las Vegas, U.S, last week (20-22 September).
EMVCo and PCI SSC Combine Expertise on 3-D Secure 2.0
22 September 2016
PCI Council Marks 10 Years of Securing Payments
Global payment and cybersecurity experts met this week at the annual PCI North America Community Meeting to discuss the state of payment security and its evolution going forward. Marking its 10-year anniversary, the PCI Standards Council (PCI SSC) reinforced its mission to foster secure transactions globally, emphasizing that as new cyberthreats emerge, and advances in technology change the way payments are conducted, PCI Standards will evolve to protect the next generation of payments.
PCI Council Marks 10 Years of Securing Payments
09 September 2016
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Enhances Protections for Payment Devices
The PCI Council has updated its payment device standard to enable stronger protections for cardholder data, which includes the PIN (Personal Identification Number) and the cardholder data (on magnetic stripe or the chip of an EMV card) stored on the card or on a mobile device.
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Enhances Protections for Payment Devices
07 July 2016
New Payment Protection Resources for Small Merchants and Their Banks Help Defend Against Cybercrime
Small businesses around the world are increasingly at risk for payment data theft. Nearly half of cyber-attacks worldwide in 2015 were against small businesses with less than 250 workers, according to cybersecurity firm Symantec. In order to help these companies protect themselves and their customers, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) Small Merchant Taskforce has developed a set of payment protection resources for small businesses.
New Payment Protection Resources for Small Merchants and Their Banks Help Defend Against Cybercrime
17 June 2016
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Updates Hardware Security Module Standard
Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published a new version of its device security standard for Hardware Security Modules (HSMs). HSMs are secure cryptographic devices that are used for cryptographic-key management and the protection of sensitive data used in payment card processing.
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Updates Hardware Security Module Standard
27 May 2016
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Releases Payment Application Data Security Standard Version 3.2
Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published a new version of its data security standard for payment software, the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) version 3.2. The Payment Application Data Security Standard is used by payment application vendors to ensure their software products will protect payment card data from theft.
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Releases Payment Application Data Security Standard Version 3.2
28 April 2016
PCI Council Releases PCI Data Security Standard Version 3.2
The PCI Council has published a new version of its data security standard, which businesses around the world use to safeguard payment data before, during and after a purchase is made. PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.2 replaces version 3.1 to address growing threats to customer payment information.
PCI Council Releases PCI Data Security Standard Version 3.2
08 April 2016
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Welcomes Serma as PCI Recognized Laboratory
PARIS, 8 April 2016 – The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and SERMA Safety & Security, a subsidiary of SERMA Group, have announced today that SERMA Safety & Security is now a PCI recognized laboratory approved to conduct security evaluations of payment acceptance devices.
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Welcomes Serma as PCI Recognized Laboratory

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