Partnering for Global Payment Security
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 to help businesses detect, mitigate and prevent cyberattacks and breaches.
Global industry collaboration is critical to this mission. Payment security is everyone’s responsibility. It can’t fall to one entity – bank, card brand or retailer – to secure the whole system. Every entity that stores, processes or transmits cardholder data must play a role.
From merchants and service providers to payment device manufacturers and software developers, financial institutions and processors — we seek involvement by all sectors of the industry.
Associate Participating Organizations
Principal Participating Organizations
The Board of Advisors represents PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) Participating Organizations worldwide to ensure global industry involvement in the development of PCI Security Standards. As strategic partners, they bring market, geographical and technical insight into PCI SSC plans and projects.
Interested in partnering with the Council?
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2024 PCI SSC event dates to be announced soon.
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What Others Say
We are very pleased with the pricing changes that the PCI SSC is making to the PO Program. The revised pricing structure will hopefully lead to even greater participation from organizations in South Africa and throughout the continent. We applaud the PCI SSC for responding to industry feedback and developing this thoughtful and inclusive policy.
Walter Volker, CEO, Payment Association of South Africa (PASA)
The PCI SSC Board of Advisors is comprised of representatives that have a wide range of expertise and experience across the payment industry. Through open, direct dialog and collaboration, the Board provides the PCI SSC feedback on payment security topics and raises critical payment security topics for consideration and action.
Jeff Monts, Operational Risk Manager and Senior Vice President, Wells Fargo - PCI SSC Board of Advisor Member 2015-2017
Joining the council provides MagicCube with two great advantages, especially with regard to PIN on Glass specifications: We are able to gain greater insight into the goals of the PCI organization as well as additional clarity on its objectives early in the process. Secondly, the PCI's process opens the door for new innovative security technologies, allowing us to contribute to the final specifications
Sam Shawki, CEO and Co-Founder, MagicCube
When developing SmartCheckout, PCI DSS certification was a mandatory requirement. But it ended up being more important than just the product. The maturity level we reached in the process of becoming compliant helped in defining us as a company. Today as a global digital commerce solution, joining PCI Security Standards Council as a Participant Organization presents us with a great opportunity to contribute to the improvement of the standards in parallel with the many great companies who are also part of the program.
Andre Uchoa, Chief Security Officer and Enterprise Architect, VTEX
The PCI Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are one of the best ways to make the PCI DSS stronger and merchants more secure.
Joseph Pierini, Vice President of Technical Services PSC, Part of NCC Group
The PCI SSC Board of Advisors provides valuable, specific industry-sector knowledge in order to contribute towards wide ranging discussions that ultimately influence the direction and focus of payment security and the outputs of the PCI SSC