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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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14 February 2013
PCI Security Standards Council Releases Guidance for Merchants on Mobile Payment Acceptance Security
WAKEFIELD, Mass., February 14, 2013 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards published the PCI Mobile Payment Acceptance Security Guidelines for Merchants as End-Users. The guidance educates merchants on the factors and risks that need to be addressed in order to protect card data when using mobile devices, such as smart phones and tablets, to accept payments.
PCI Security Standards Council Releases Guidance for Merchants on Mobile Payment Acceptance Security
07 February 2013
PCI Security Standards Council Releases PCI DSS Cloud Computing Guidelines
WAKEFIELD, Mass., February 07, 2013 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards published the PCI DSS Cloud Computing Guidelines Information Supplement, a product of the Cloud Special Interest Group (SIG). Businesses deploying cloud technology can use this resource as a guide for choosing solutions and third-party cloud providers that will help them secure their customer payment data and support PCI DSS compliance.
PCI Security Standards Council Releases PCI DSS Cloud Computing Guidelines
31 January 2013
PCI Security Standards Council Releases PCI DSS E-Commerce Security Guidelines
WAKEFIELD, Mass., January 31, 2013 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards published the PCI DSS E-commerce Guidelines Information Supplement, a product of the E-commerce Security Special Interest Group (SIG). Businesses selling goods and services over the Internet can use this resource as a guide for choosing e-commerce technologies and third-party service providers that will help them secure customer payment data and support PCI DSS compliance efforts.
PCI Security Standards Council Releases PCI DSS E-Commerce Security Guidelines
30 January 2013
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes ATM Security Guidelines
WAKEFIELD, Mass., January 30, 2013— Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, published best practices for addressing ATM Security. The ATM Security Guidelines Information Supplement was developed with feedback from the PCI community and provides guidance to ATM manufacturers on security steps they can implement in the development of ATMs to help prevent card data compromise at ATMs.
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes ATM Security Guidelines
17 January 2013
PCI Security Standards Council Announces 2013 Participation Opportunities
WAKEFIELD, Mass., January 17, 2013- Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, invites the PCI community to participate in the 2013-2015 Board of Advisors election process, new PCI Special Interest Groups (SIG) and the 2013 PCI Community Meetings. As an industry standards body, the PCI Council relies on the involvement of more than 650 Participating Organizations representing the global payments community to drive the ongoing development of strong technical standards and resources for card security.
PCI Security Standards Council Announces 2013 Participation Opportunities
28 November 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Special Interest Group Election Results
WAKEFIELD, Mass., November 28, 2012 —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 results of the PCI Council election for Special Interest Groups (SIGS). Special Interest Groups (SIG) leverage the expertise of more than 650 PCI SSC Participating Organizations and provide a vehicle for incorporating their ideas and input into the work of the Council.
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Special Interest Group Election Results
16 November 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Releases Risk Assessment Guidelines
WAKEFIELD, Mass., November 16, 2012 —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 released the PCI DSS Risk Assessment Guidelines Information Supplement, a product of the PCI Risk Assessment Special Interest Group (SIG).
PCI Security Standards Council Releases Risk Assessment Guidelines
01 November 2012
PCI Security Standards Council PCI Professional Program (PCIP)™ Training Now Available
WAKEFIELD, Mass., November 01, 2012, Year—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 availability of the eLearning training course for the PCI Professional (PCIP)™ Program. Eligible individuals can register for the PCIP program by visiting the PCI SSC website.
PCI Security Standards Council PCI Professional Program (PCIP)™ Training Now Available
26 October 2012
PCI Community Meeting Attracts Regional Experts to Shape Future of Payment Security in Europe
WAKEFIELD, Mass., October 26, 2012 —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 successful completion of the 2012 PCI European Community Meeting in Ireland.
PCI Community Meeting Attracts Regional Experts to Shape Future of Payment Security in Europe
03 October 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Qualified Integrators and Resellers™ Training Now Available
WAKEFIELD, Mass., October 03, 2012, Year—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 availability of the eLearning training course and exam for the Qualified Integrators and Resellers (QIR)™ Program. Eligible organizations and individuals can register for the QIR program by visiting the PCI SSC website.
PCI Security Standards Council Qualified Integrators and Resellers™ Training Now Available
02 October 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Availability of Portuguese Language Training in Brazil
WAKEFIELD, Mass., October 2, 2012 —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 a new partnership to offer local language PCI training in Brazil. Organizations in Brazil can now benefit from increased understanding of PCI Standards through high quality instructor-led training in Portuguese, as well as save time and money on international travel.
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Availability of Portuguese Language Training in Brazil
18 September 2012
PCI North American Community Meeting Attendees Gain Powerful Insights on Mobile, Encryption and Payment Security
WAKEFIELD, Mass., September 18, 2012 —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 close and recap of the sixth annual North American Community Meeting.
PCI North American Community Meeting Attendees Gain Powerful Insights on Mobile, Encryption and Payment Security
14 September 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Solicits Industry Input on ATM Security Guidelines
WAKEFIELD, Mass., September 14, 2012 —At its North America Community Meeting today 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), announced it is openly seeking feedback from Participating Organizations on draft ATM security guidelines.
PCI Security Standards Council Solicits Industry Input on ATM Security Guidelines
13 September 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Releases Best Practices for Mobile Software Developers
WAKEFIELD, Mass., September 13, 2012 —At its North America Community Meeting today, 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), released best practices for mobile payment acceptance security. The PCI Mobile Payment Acceptance Security Guidelines offer software developers and mobile device manufacturers guidance on designing appropriate security controls to provide solutions for merchants to accept mobile payments securely.
PCI Security Standards Council Releases Best Practices for Mobile Software Developers
06 September 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Announces PCI Professional (PCIP)™ Program
WAKEFIELD, Mass., September 06, 2012 —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 PCI Professional (PCIP)TM Program, the Council’s first individual accreditation program designed to build a greater level of PCI expertise across the industry for improved payment security globally. Eligible individuals can enroll in the program immediately by visiting the Council’s website.
PCI Security Standards Council Announces PCI Professional (PCIP)™ Program
05 September 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Releases Summary of Feedback on PCI Standards
WAKEFIELD, Mass., September 05, 2012 —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 released a summary of feedback from the PCI community on the PCI Security Standards. The document highlights key themes coming out of the Council’s formal feedback period on version 2.0 of the PCI DSS and PA-DSS, in preparation for the next release of the standards in October 2013.
PCI Security Standards Council Releases Summary of Feedback on PCI Standards
15 August 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Qualified Integrators and Resellers Program Now Available
WAKEFIELD, Mass., August 15, 2012, Year—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 availability of the Qualified Integrators and Resellers (QIR)™ Program. This new PCI SSC program will train and qualify integrators and resellers that sell, install and/or service payment applications on the secure installation and maintenance of PA-DSS validated payment applications to support merchant PCI DSS security efforts. Eligible organizations can now register for the QIR program by visiting the PCI SSC website. Training will be available beginning October 1, 2012.
PCI Security Standards Council Qualified Integrators and Resellers Program Now Available
02 August 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Expands Online PCI Training Offerings for Security Professionals
WAKEFIELD, Mass., August 02, 2012 -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 its popular Internal Security Assessor (ISA) training will be offered as an eLearning course beginning September 1, 2012. Eligible organizations and security professionals can register now by visiting the PCI SSC website.
PCI Security Standards Council Expands Online PCI Training Offerings for Security Professionals
19 July 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Keynote Speakers for Annual Community Meetings
WAKEFIELD, Mass., July, 19 2012 —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 keynote speakers and agenda highlights for the upcoming Orlando and Dublin PCI Community Meetings, the Council's annual gatherings for PCI stakeholders around the world.
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Keynote Speakers for Annual Community Meetings
28 June 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Releases Point-To-Point Encryption (P2PE) Resources
WAKEFIELD, Mass., June 28, 2012 —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 availability of the Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) Program Guide and Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) to support implementation of hardware-based point-to-point encryption (P2PE) solutions.
PCI Security Standards Council Releases Point-To-Point Encryption (P2PE) Resources

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