PCI Security Standards Council®

Regional Engagement Board

Regional Engagement Boards serve as advisors to the PCI SSC on payment data security issues in specific geographies and markets. They represent PCI SSC Participating Organizations and industry stakeholders from regions where increased input and engagement is needed to foster broad adoption of PCI Security Standards and improve payment security.

Brazil Regional Engagement Board – Now Accepting Nominations

The first Regional Engagement Board will be established in Brazil, beginning its term in January 2018.

All Participating Organizations (which includes Affiliate Members) and Qualified Security Assessors with a significant presence in Brazil that are in good standing* are eligible to nominate and serve on the PCI SSC Regional Engagement Board.

The nomination period runs from 1 – 30 November 2017.

Primary, business and technical contacts at eligible organizations can self-nominate or nominate another individual as a candidate for the PCI SSC Brazil Regional Engagement Board. Click here to submit a nomination.

For help with login credentials, please contact support@pcisecuritystandards.org. For more information on the nomination process and how to participate, please refer to the below FAQ.

* Good standing means, with respect to a given PCI Program, being in compliance with the applicable rules and requirements of that PCI Program.


Brazil Regional Engagement Board FAQ

What is the role of the PCI SSC Brazil Regional Engagement Board?

The PCI SSC Brazil Regional Engagement Board serves in an advisory role to the PCI SSC. Regional Advisors will represent the perspectives of PCI Participating Organizations and PCI constituents in Brazil, advising and providing feedback and guidance to the PCI SSC on standards and programs development and adoption in Brazil.

Why is the PCI SSC introducing the PCI SSC Brazil Regional Engagement Board?

Improving and increasing input from all regions is essential for PCI SSC to continue to provide global standards and supporting documents. The PCI SSC has established its first Regional Engagement Board in Brazil to assist in exchanging information and increasing payment security through adoption of PCI Standards in Brazil.

What are the responsibilities of Regional Advisors?

Regional Advisor responsibilities include providing advice, feedback and guidance to the PCI SSC as requested relating to payment data security issues, trends and market changes in the region; representing the views and interests of regional constituents; assisting in the recruitment of new Participating Organizations and PCI stakeholders; recommending agenda topics for the PCI Latin America Forum and Regional Engagement Board meetings; and participating as needed in PCI SSC initiatives and projects.

Regional Advisors will be expected to attend and participate in regular board meetings, which include: three telephone conference meetings per year and one annual face-to-face meeting, to be held at the same time and location as the Latin America Forum. Additional telephone-based meetings of the Regional Engagement Board may be called by the International Director, as needed.

How is the role of the PCI SSC Engagement Board different from the PCI SSC Board of Advisors?

The Regional Engagement Board is focused on specific geographies and markets where increased input and engagement is needed to foster broad adoption of PCI Security Standards. The Board of Advisors represents the PCI Participating Organizations worldwide to ensure global industry involvement in the development of PCI Security Standards. However, there will be an exchange of information and feedback both ways so that both groups will benefit from the topics and areas being discussed.

How long is the PCI SSC Brazil Regional Engagement Board term?

The inaugural Brazil Regional Engagement Board term is one year, beginning in January 2018. PCI SSC will then review the term period to see what will be the most effective period for the Brazil Regional Engagement Board moving forward.

How will the PCI SSC Brazil Regional Engagement Board be selected?

Eligible organizations will nominate individuals to serve as Regional Advisors through the PCI SSC member portal. The PCI SSC Executive Committee will then select 14 Regional Advisors from the list of nominees, based on what is needed to ensure broad representation from the payment system and across industry sectors that store, manage, process or transmit card-based payment data, and the best level of support for PCI SSC priorities and initiatives in the region.

The 14 board seats will be allocated as follows: Merchant (4); Issuer, Acquirer and Processor (5); Regional Body or Group (2); Vendor (2); and QSA (1).

Who is eligible to nominate and serve on the PCI SSC Brazil Regional Engagement Board?

All Participating Organizations (which includes Affiliate Members) and Qualified Security Assessors (QSA) with a significant presence in Brazil that are in good standing* are eligible to nominate and serve on the PCI SSC Brazil Regional Engagement Board. Additionally, associations or groups that the PCI SSC has determined as representing one or more category of regional constituents and/or influencing the adoption of PCI Standards may be eligible.

Are current Board of Advisor members eligible to also serve at the same time as Regional Advisors?

Yes, Brazil-based Board of Advisor members are eligible to nominate themselves for the Brazil Regional Engagement Board. However, preference will be given to eligible non-Board of Advisor nominees to ensure broad representation.

How are nominations submitted for the PCI SSC Brazil Regional Engagement Board?

The nomination period runs from 1 to 30 November 2017.

Primary, business and technical contacts at eligible organizations can self-nominate or nominate another individual as a candidate for the PCI SSC Brazil Regional Engagement Board.

Nominations can be submitted through the member portal from 1 to 30 November. For help with login credentials, please contact support@pcisecuritystandards.org.

How many candidates can an organization nominate?

Only one individual may be nominated per organization as the primary representative, and one as the alternate in case the primary is unable to attend.

What information must be included in the nomination form?

The nomination form requires a primary and alternate contact from each eligible organization. It must also include information about the organization and how it participates in the payment card industry, as well as why the organization should be elected to the PCI SSC Brazil Regional Engagement Board.

How is the member portal accessed?

The business and technical contacts for each Participating Organization and Affiliate Member and primary contacts for each QSA Company have login credentials for the member portal, which can be accessed at https://programs.pcissc.org/.

For help with login credentials, please contact support@pcisecuritystandards.org.