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The PCI Security Standards Council Needs YOU!

If you are involved in the payment processing industry in any way, you have the opportunity to influence the direction of PCI data security standards by becoming a PCI SSC Participating Organization, running for a seat on the Board of Advisors, or joining through Strategic or Affiliate membership To achieve and improve payment card account data security worldwide, while embracing new technologies as they are developed, the Council wants and needs involvement by all sectors of the industry, from merchants and service providers to payment device manufacturers and software developers, financial institutions and processors.

PCI Security Standards are everyone's business; that means that everyone has a right and an obligation to help reduce network security threats and data breaches. The PCI Security Standards Council needs your participation in order to drive the security standards to higher levels of adoption and strength. Do your part and you will benefit as well.

  • Participating Organizations (POs) enjoy active involvement in community meetings, advance review of drafts of standards and supporting materials, and regular dialogue with key stakeholders. Plus, POs receive the weekly communication from the Council, the PCI Monitor. More than 600 organizations around the world have signed up – have a look at the list and you will likely find your competitors or partners. Don't miss out -- becoming a PO could lead to a competitive advantage for your company.

  • Board of Advisors

  • Strategic class membership: Open to multinational acceptance marks with demonstrated commitment to PCI Security Standards and provides the opportunity to play a directive role in Council activities, including the ability to nominate PCI officers as well as serve on the Council's Executive Committee.

  • Affiliate class membership: Affiliate Member membership is open to regional and national organizations that define standards and influence adoption by their constituents who process, store or transmit cardholder data. This category offers the opportunity to serve on PCI working groups, in addition to playing an active part in the standards development process.

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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.