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PCI Security Standards Council Appoints New Brazil Advisory Board for 2020-2021

PCI SSC Regional Engagement Board Taps Leading Companies in Brazil To Drive Education and Awareness of Standards and Best Practices for Safe Payments

SAO PAULO, Brazil, 29 January 2020 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced a new roster of Brazilian payments leaders to serve on its 2020-2021 Brazil Regional Engagement Board.

Board members act as advisors to the Council on payment security issues and challenges in the region, and as ambassadors for helping increase education and awareness of standards and best practices for safe payments.  

Companies serving on the 2020-2021 Brazil Regional Engagement Board represents leaders from all sectors in the Brazilian payments industry – including vendors, merchants, processors, banks and industry associations. These include:

“With the next version of the PCI DSS under development, and new PCI SSC initiatives for software security and contactless payments now available, this is an exciting time to bring on board this group of regional advisors,” said Carlos Caetano, PCI SSC Associate Director, Latin America Region for Brazil.

“I look forward to working closely with this Brazil Regional Engagement Board to help increase payment security through broad awareness, understanding and implementation of PCI Security Standards in Brazil.” Read the PCI Perspectives blog for an interview with Mr. Caetano where he provides more information on the 2020 Brazil Regional Engagement Board.

The board will meet regularly throughout the year to discuss payment data security issues, trends and market changes. Its key priorities in 2020 will include:

“Increasing industry participation in the development of PCI Standards and resources is critical to Council’s mission to enhance global payment security,” said Senior Vice President Troy Leach, who oversees global engagement efforts for the Council. “The PCI SSC Brazil Regional Engagement Board plays a key role in providing insights and intelligence from Participating Organizations and payments stakeholders in Brazil, which in turn helps influence and shape the development of our standards and resources for global stakeholders.”

Learn more about the Council’s focus on increasing industry participation and knowledge through initiatives like the Regional Engagement Board on the PCI Perspectives blog: Increasing Industry Participation and Knowledge. View the PCI SSC website for additional information on the Brazil Regional Engagement board.

To view this press release in Portuguese, please click here.

About the PCI Security Standards Council

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) leads a global, cross-industry effort to increase payment security by providing industry-driven, flexible and effective data security standards and programs that help businesses detect, mitigate and prevent cyberattacks and breaches. Connect with the PCI SSC on LinkedIn. Join the conversation on Twitter @PCISSC. Subscribe to the PCI Perspectives Blog.

 

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