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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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27 August 2014
PCI SSC Bulletin on Malware Related to Recent Breach Incidents
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 27 August 2014 — In a statement released on 22 August by the United States Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security, a warning was issued that a Point of Sale (POS) malware dubbed “Backoff” may have infected systems in over 1,000 organizations and represents a very real threat to the security of cardholder data in all organizations.
PCI SSC Bulletin on Malware Related to Recent Breach Incidents
25 August 2014
In Run up to Annual Community Meetings, PCI Council Announces 2015 Special Interest Group Project Proposals
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 25 August 2014 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced the list of Special Interest Group (SIG) proposals for consideration as 2015 projects. Each topic will be presented to attendees at the 2014 North American and European Community Meetings in advance of an online election in October.
In Run up to Annual Community Meetings, PCI Council Announces 2015 Special Interest Group Project Proposals
07 August 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Third-Party Security Assurance Guidance
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 07 August 2014 — Businesses are rapidly adopting a third-party operations model that can put payment data at risk. Today, the PCI Security Standards Council, an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, published guidance to help organizations and their business partners reduce this risk by better understanding their respective roles in securing card data.
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Third-Party Security Assurance Guidance
29 July 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Announces 2015 Tokyo Community Meeting
TOKYO, 29 July 2014 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council, an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced Tokyo as the site for the 2015 PCI Asia-Pacific Community Meeting. The annual gathering provides the opportunity for business leaders representing a breadth of industries and countries in Asia-Pacific to come together and discuss the latest updates and challenges in payment card security, including regional threat trends, technology opportunities and how PCI Standards can improve payment security worldwide.
PCI Security Standards Council Announces 2015 Tokyo Community Meeting
17 July 2014
New PCI Essentials Training Course to Improve Payment Security Awareness
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 18 July 2014 —Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced that PCI Essentials, a new interactive eLearning program to train employees on basic security practices for protecting payment and other sensitive data, is available at a 30% off introductory rate through 31 August, 2014.
New PCI Essentials Training Course to Improve Payment Security Awareness
25 June 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Selects Stephen W. Orfei as New General Manager
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 25 June 2014 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced its selection of Stephen W. Orfei as incoming General Manager.
PCI Security Standards Council Selects Stephen W. Orfei as New General Manager
19 June 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Combats Unsafe Computing Habits with New ELearning Course
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 19 June 2014 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced the availability of PCI Essentials, a new, interactive eLearning program that organizations can use to train employees on basic security practices for protecting payment and other sensitive data.
PCI Security Standards Council Combats Unsafe Computing Habits with New ELearning Course
12 June 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Calls for Password Security Awareness Ambassadors
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 12 June 2014 — Speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 10th Annual America’s Small Business Summit and Small Business Expo this week, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, initiated a call for 50 organizations to step forward in a collaborative effort to increase payment security awareness in the global small business community.
PCI Security Standards Council Calls for Password Security Awareness Ambassadors
02 June 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Opens Special Interest Group Proposal Period
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 02 June 2014 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced the start of the PCI Special Interest Group (SIG) proposal period for 2015 projects.
PCI Security Standards Council Opens Special Interest Group Proposal Period
12 May 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Champions Small Business Payment Security
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 12 May, 2014— In support of National Small Business Week, on Thursday 15 May the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, will host a webinar on basic security tips for small businesses to protect against payment card fraud.
PCI Security Standards Council Champions Small Business Payment Security
01 April 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Opens Registration for 2014 Community Meetings
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 1 April 2014 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced that registration for the 2014 PCI Community Meetings is now open.
PCI Security Standards Council Opens Registration for 2014 Community Meetings
17 March 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Launches "An Insider's Guide"
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 17 March 2014 —The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced the creation of a new eLearning training opportunity: An Insider’s Guide to PCI DSS 3.0.
PCI Security Standards Council Launches "An Insider's Guide"
05 March 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Testifies Before U.S. House Financial Services Committee
Washington, D.C., 05 March, 2014 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, testified before the U.S House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit about PCI Standards and resources that help businesses globally take a multi-layered approach to securing their customers' payment card data
PCI Security Standards Council Testifies Before U.S. House Financial Services Committee
05 March 2014
Data Security: Examining Efforts to Protect Americans' Financial Information
Chairwoman Capito, Ranking Member Meeks, members of the subcommittee, on behalf of the PCI Security Standards Council, thank you for inviting us to testify today before the subcommittee.
Data Security: Examining Efforts to Protect Americans' Financial Information
04 March 2014
PCI Security Standards Council To Launch New eLearning Courses To Help Companies Safeguard Payment Data, Educate on Security Breach Prevention
WAKEFIELD, Mass., March 4, 2014 -- The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, today announced new online training courses aimed at educating companies about how to keep their customers' payment data secure, and how to become and remain compliant with PCI Security Standards.
PCI Security Standards Council To Launch New eLearning Courses To Help Companies Safeguard Payment Data, Educate on Security Breach Prevention
20 February 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Availability of PCI DSS 3.0 in Nine Languages
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 20 February, 2014— Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced that the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) 3.0 are now available in nine languages. Organizations worldwide can now benefit from increased understanding of PCI Standards in their native language.
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Availability of PCI DSS 3.0 in Nine Languages
05 February 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Testifies on PCI Standards as Strong Foundation for Card Data Protection
Washington, D.C., 05 February, 2014 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, testified before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade on the work it's doing to create global standards and resources that help businesses take a multi-layered approach to securing their customers' card data.
PCI Security Standards Council Testifies on PCI Standards as Strong Foundation for Card Data Protection
03 February 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Testifies Before U.S. Senate Banking Committee
Washington, D.C., 03 February, 2014 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance.
PCI Security Standards Council Testifies Before U.S. Senate Banking Committee
28 January 2014
On Data Privacy Day, PCI Security Standards Council emphasizes commitment to securing payment card data globally, offers free PCI Awareness training online
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 28 January, 2014— In support of 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 PCI Awareness online training free of charge to those who register today on the PCI SSC website.
On Data Privacy Day, PCI Security Standards Council emphasizes commitment to securing payment card data globally, offers free PCI Awareness training online
23 January 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Appoints Lib de Veyra as 2014 Chairperson
WAKEFIELD, Mass., 23 January, 2014— Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced that Lib de Veyra, vice president of emerging technologies for JCB International, will serve as chairperson of the PCI Security Standards Council for the 2014 term.
PCI Security Standards Council Appoints Lib de Veyra as 2014 Chairperson

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