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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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22 March 2016
European Card Payment Association and Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Join Forces to Fight Payment Data Theft
PARIS, 22 March 2016 – Joining forces to protect against payment data theft around the world, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and the European Card Payment Association (ECPA) have announced today that ECPA is now a strategic regional member of the PCI Council.
European Card Payment Association and Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Join Forces to Fight Payment Data Theft
23 February 2016
Payment Card Industry Standards Council Equips Acquiring Banks and Payment Processors With New Data Security Resources
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 23 February 2016 – Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced 2016 initiatives to help acquirers and payment processors collaborate on payment security solutions with the merchant community. In addition to new, regular forums for discussion, the Council is now providing acquirer-specific PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) training and a checklist resource for reviewing data security assessments required under the Standard.
Payment Card Industry Standards Council Equips Acquiring Banks and Payment Processors With New Data Security Resources
28 January 2016
PCI Security Standards Council Offers Free PCI Awareness Elearning Course in Support Of International Data Privacy Day
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 28 January, 2016 — In support of International Data Privacy Day, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced it will offer its PCI Awareness online training free of charge to the first 1,000 people to register on the PCI SSC website.
PCI Security Standards Council Offers Free PCI Awareness Elearning Course in Support Of International Data Privacy Day
18 December 2015
PCI Security Standards Council Revises Date for Migrating Off Vulnerable SSL and Early TLS Encryption
WAKEFIELD , Mass., 18 December 2015 — Following significant feedback from the global PCI community and security experts, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global forum for the development of payment card security standards,today announced a change to the date that organizations who process payments must migrate to TLS 1.1 encryption or higher.
PCI Security Standards Council Revises Date for Migrating Off Vulnerable SSL and Early TLS Encryption
10 December 2015
PCI Security Standards Council Announces 2016 Special Interest Group Election Results
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 1 0 December 2015 — Today the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced the election results for its 2016 Special Interest Group (SIG) project. Special Interest Groups are community-led initiatives that address important security challenges related to PCI Security Standards. One new Special Interest Group is selected every year, but groups may run for more than 12 months in order to complete the agreed-upon goals.
PCI Security Standards Council Announces 2016 Special Interest Group Election Results
01 October 2015
Payment Card Industry Summit Advances Cross-Industry Collaboration on Cybersecurity and Data Protection
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 1 October 2015 — Leading cybersecurity, technology and data forensics experts gathered in Vancouver this week at the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council Community Meeting to share the many advances made over the past year in protecting consumer payment information from criminals.
Payment Card Industry Summit Advances Cross-Industry Collaboration on Cybersecurity and Data Protection
29 September 2015
Payment Card Industry Issues New Guidance to Help Organizations Respond to Data Breaches
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 29 September 2015 — For any organization connected to the internet, it is not a question of if but when their business will be under attack, according to a recent cybersecurity report from Symantec, which found Canada ranked No. 4 worldwide in terms of ransomware and social media attacks last year.
Payment Card Industry Issues New Guidance to Help Organizations Respond to Data Breaches
04 September 2015
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Expands Training in South America
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 4 September 2015 — Transbank, Redbanc and Nexus are the first Chilean companies to join with the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) to train Internal Security Assessors (ISAs) in the region.
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Expands Training in South America
30 June 2015
PCI Council Advances Point-To-Point Encryption Standard
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 30 June 2015 — Today the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published an important update to one of its eight security standards, simplifying the development and use of Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solutions that make payment card data unreadable and less valuable to criminals if stolen in a breach.
PCI Council Advances Point-To-Point Encryption Standard
29 June 2015
PCI Council Publishes Update to Standard for Device Security
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 29 June 2015 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published a new version of the PIN Transaction Security (PTS) Point of Interaction (POI) Modular Security Requirements for POI device manufacturers, as part of its process for updating standards based on market need and industry feedback. The standard ensures merchants, financial institutions and others can accept and process payment cards securely with ATMs, unattended kiosks, mobile dongles and point of sale (POS) devices.
PCI Council Publishes Update to Standard for Device Security
05 June 2015
PCI Council Publishes PCI DSS Designated Entities Supplemental Validation
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 05 June 2015 — Vigilance in maintaining PCI Standards is critical in defending against breaches of cardholder data. Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published an appendix to the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) to help organizations make payment security part of everyday business practice.
PCI Council Publishes PCI DSS Designated Entities Supplemental Validation
02 June 2015
PCI Announces Call For Special Interest Group Project Proposals
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 02 June 2015 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced the start of its Special Interest Group (SIG) proposal period for 2016 projects.
PCI Announces Call For Special Interest Group Project Proposals
01 June 2015
PCI Council Publishes Revision to Payment Application Data Security Standard
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 1 June 2015 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) Version 3.1.
PCI Council Publishes Revision to Payment Application Data Security Standard
19 May 2015
PCI Council Launches Industry Taskforce To Simplify Payment Data Security For Small Businesses Globally
CHICAGO, 19 May 2015 — Speaking to merchants at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced the formation of a dedicated global taskforce to help improve payment data security for small businesses.
PCI Council Launches Industry Taskforce To Simplify Payment Data Security For Small Businesses Globally
14 May 2015
New International Board Members Join PCI Security Standards Council In Its Global Fight Against Payment Fraud and Data Breaches
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 14 May 2015 — New leadership joined the international fight against cybercrime today as the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced election results for its 2015-2017 Board of Advisors.
New International Board Members Join PCI Security Standards Council In Its Global Fight Against Payment Fraud and Data Breaches
30 April 2015
PCI Council Collaborates with Industry to Speed Secure Chip Card Acceptance for Merchants
Wakefield, Mass – April 30, 2015 – Today the PCI Security Standards Council joined with the Payments Security Taskforce and EMV Migration Forum to launch the U.S. EMV VAR Qualification Program, a chip education curriculum and accreditation initiative that will help merchants and their partners securely implement chip card solutions.
PCI Council Collaborates with Industry to Speed Secure Chip Card Acceptance for Merchants
15 April 2015
PCI Council Publishes Revision to PCI Data Security Standard
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 15 April 2015 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Version 3.1 and supporting guidance. The revision includes minor updates and clarifications, and addresses vulnerabilities within the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption protocol that can put payment data at risk.
PCI Council Publishes Revision to PCI Data Security Standard
10 April 2015
PCI Council Updates Card Production Security Standard
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 10 April 2015 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced the availability of the PCI Card Production Security Requirements Version 1.1. The updated standard helps payment card vendors secure the components and sensitive data involved in the production of payment cards, protecting against fraud via the compromise of card materials.
PCI Council Updates Card Production Security Standard
02 April 2015
PCI Council Publishes Tokenization Product Security Guidelines
SAN FRANCISCO, 2 April 2015— Meeting with acquirers and payment technology leaders today at the TRANSACT15 conference, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced Tokenization Product Security Guidelines. Vendors and solution providers can use the guidance to develop tokenization products that help acquirers and merchants reduce storage of card data in their systems.
PCI Council Publishes Tokenization Product Security Guidelines
30 March 2015
PCI Council Opens Registration for 2015 Community Meetings
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 30 March 2015 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced that registration for the 2015 PCI Community Meetings is now open. A full microsite is available with information at: http://events.pcisecuritystandards.org/2015
PCI Council Opens Registration for 2015 Community Meetings

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