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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.
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Announcements

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Educational Resources

24 Jan 2017

Ransomware Resource Guide

Criminals are attacking businesses with a type of malware that holds business-critical systems and data hostage until a sum of money is received.

16 July 2015

Webinar – Targeted Attacks: Spear Phishing and Social Engineering

Hackers utilize spear-phishing and social engineering methods to target organizations with emails and social media messages that trick users into providing confidential data, leading to more comprehensive forms of attack.

18 Dec 2015

Bulletin on Migrating from SSL and Early TLS

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is extending the migration complete date to 30 June 2018 for transitioning from Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) and Transport Layer Security (TLS) v1.0 to a secure version of TLS. Find out everything you need to know in this resource guide.

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