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We're All In This Together: the Data Security Community

Because securing payment card account data is everybody's business, we need to work together to accomplish this goal. The Council has sought to facilitate the development of a worldwide community encompassing all areas of the payment card processing industry, in which all participants are able to review and discuss new versions of the PCI Security Standards, learn about Council initiatives, and share cross-sector experiences and best practices.

The PCI SSC Community Meetings are a primary expression of this community. Each meeting attracts hundreds of leaders from across the security, payments, financial institutions, retail and technology fields. The agendas combine informative sessions led by industry specialists with networking breaks and opportunities to connect with your peers.

The Community Meetings are also key feedback forums for the Council -- your opportunity to let us know about your successes and challenges, ideas and suggestions regarding PCI Data Security Standards. The Council invites all Participating Organizations (POs), Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs), Approved Scanning Vendors (ASVs), PIN Transaction Security product developers and evaluators, and Payment Application QSAs (PA-QSAs) to attend Community Meetings.

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The PCI Security Standards Council (the "Council") provides a variety of tools, questionnaires, guidance, FAQs, training resources and other materials and information to assist organizations seeking to achieve compliance with its standards (the "Standards"). Third party products and services are also available, but the Council does not endorse or recommend any such third party products or services, and advises all organizations seeking to achieve compliance to become familiar with the Standards and related requirements before purchasing third party products or services. Ultimately, all applicable requirements must be met in order to achieve compliance, regardless of whether or what third party products or services are used.