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PCI Security Standards Council Announces 2021-2022 Advisory Board

Board Expands Stakeholder Involvement in Global Retail, Mobile and Software Security Industry Sectors

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 19 January 2021 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced the newly elected 2021-2022 Board of Advisors. The Board of Advisors represents the Council’s Participating Organizations (PO’s) worldwide to ensure global industry involvement in the development of PCI standards and programs. As strategic partners, they are representative of the market and bring geographical and technical insights to the Council.

The PCI SSC works with organizations around the globe to help secure payment data, and this latest Board of Advisors brings together some of the world’s leading companies from all sectors in the payments space. This term, the Board added two new seats to accommodate the growing diversity of payment security issues.

The 2021-2022 Board of Advisors includes representatives from the following organizations:

  • Absa Group Limited
  • ACCOR
  • Amazon.com, Inc.
  • Apple, Inc.
  • Australian Payments Network Limited
  • Barclays Bank Plc
  • Center for Internet Security
  • Cielo S.A.
  • Citigroup, Inc.
  • Enterprise Holdings, Inc.
  • European Association of Payment Providers for Merchants (EPSM)
  • European Card Payment Association (ECPA)
  • European Payment Council AISBL (EPC)
  • First Data Merchant Services
  • Global Payments
  • Google, Inc.
  • Ingenico
  • JP Morgan Chase
  • MagicCube
  • Microsoft
  • National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI)
  • PayPal, Inc.
  • Rakuten, Inc.
  • RSA
  • Schwarz IT GmbH & Co KG
  • Square, Inc.
  • Stripe, Inc.
  • Target Corporation
  • Verifone, Inc.
  • Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
  • Worldpay, Inc.

PCI SSC Executive Director Lance J. Johnson said, “The 2021-2022 PCI SSC Board of Advisors represents a balanced cross section of the payments industry and, not surprisingly, has added representation from organizations driving change in payments. As with past Boards, it includes some of the most impressive companies that are leaders in payments. In the changing world, more so than ever, we depend on the guidance and input provided by our advisors to understand and address the new challenges and new technologies facing payment security. The PCI SSC solicits and incorporates feedback from the entire payment ecosystem including merchants, vendors, payment processors, financial institutions, trade associations and FinTechs. We all share the same goal of securing payment data globally. We, at the Council, are grateful for the advisors’ willingness to serve, and their commitment to improving payment security. We look forward to their active involvement.”

“The payment world continues to evolve as new technologies and methodologies are introduced and adopted,” said Troy Leach, SVP Engagement Officer, PCI SSC. “Last year, the payment industry was required to evaluate how to demonstrate good security in an altered world such as conducting remote assessments and securely processing payments in new ways. In addition, mobile payment practices and new software lifecycle practices continue to gain greater adoption. It makes sense to expand our Board to include greater representation in all areas relevant to our industry. The Council and wider stakeholder community will benefit from the breadth of experiences and perspectives that this new Board represents.”

About the PCI Security Standards Council
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