Press Releases

Date Title
01 August 2022
PCI Security Standards Council Hires Tracey Long to Lead Programs

Long time security expert to assume Vice President of Programs responsibility

27 April 2022
PCI Security Standards Council Promotes Mark Meissner to Lead Education & Engagement Operations

Longtime Public Relations Veteran Promoted to Senior Vice President, Education & Engagement Officer

31 March 2022
Securing the Future of Payments: PCI SSC Publishes PCI Data Security Standard v4.0

Global Industry Feedback Helps Shape Standard to Secure Global Payment Data

16 February 2022
PCI Security Standards Council Hires Mike Thompson to Lead Emerging Standards

PCI SSC veteran promoted to Director of Emerging Standards

10 February 2022
National Cybersecurity Alliance and PCI Security Standards Council Issue Joint Bulletin on Ransomware Attack

Two Industry-Leading Organizations Join Forces to Highlight Ransomware Threat

26 January 2022
PCI Security Standards Council Appoints New Brazil Advisory Board for 2022-2023

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

13 January 2022
PCI Security Standards Council Updates Card Production and Provisioning Security Standard

Version 3.0 to Improve the Secure Manufacture, Production and Delivery of Payment Cards

17 December 2021
PCI Security Standards Council Updates Hardware Security Module Standard

Version 4.0 Supports Industry Shift to Utilization of Cloud-Based Devices

28 October 2021
PCI Security Standards Council Hosts Global Payment Security Forum

The Global Community Forum Featured Guidance from the Council and Industry Leaders on Payment Security Threats and Best Practices in 2021

20 October 2021
PCI Security Standards Council Earns Gold dotCOMM Award for Women in Payments Podcast Series

Podcast Series Also Recognized with an Honorable Mention at Hermes Creative Awards

30 September 2021
Industry Feedback Drives Updates to PCI P2PE Standard

PCI P2PE Solutions Continue to Help Merchants Protect Cardholder Data

24 September 2021
PCI Security Standards Council Issues Remote Assessment Guidelines

Guidelines Provide Best Practices to Support Remote Assessments When Onsite Testing Is Not Possible

12 August 2021
Payment Security Experts Emphasize Working Together

PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) hosts payment experts to discuss the present and future of payment security

05 August 2021
Two Top Cybersecurity Organizations Issue Joint Bulletin on the Importance of Cloud Scoping

PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Join Forces to Highlight Properly Scoping Cloud Environments

06 July 2021
PCI Security Standards Council Hires Andrew Jamieson to Senior Strategic Role

Experienced payment security expert to assume standards management and development responsibility

03 June 2021
India’s Security Summit Focuses on Securing Payment Data in The Pandemic Era and Beyond

Global Payments, National Payments Corporation of India, Amazon Internet Service Provider Limited join the PCI Security Standards at the India Security Summit to address payment cybersecurity challenges and solutions

26 May 2021
PCI Security Standards Council Hires Patrick Burke to Lead Business Operations

Experienced Financial Executive to assume Director of Business Operations Role

21 May 2021
PCI Security Standards Council Hires Brandy Cumberland to Lead Program Operations

Longtime PCI SSC veteran promoted to Director of Program Operations

29 April 2021
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Version 1.1 of Secure Software Standard and Program

Update Introduces a New Security Requirements Module for Terminal Software

18 February 2021
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Version 1.1 of Secure Software Lifecycle (SLC) Standard and Program

Update Expands Program Eligibility to Include Software Vendors Who Develop Software Products for the Payment Card Industry

19 January 2021
PCI Security Standards Council Announces 2021-2022 Advisory Board

Board Expands Stakeholder Involvement in Global Retail, Mobile and Software Security Industry Sectors

09 December 2020
India’s Exclusive Payment Data Security Forum Focuses on Securing Payment Data in The Pandemic Era

RBI, NCSC, NPCI join the PCI Security Standards at the 2nd PCI SSC India Forum to address payment cybersecurity challenges and solutions as the country continues to remain among the most cyberattacked countries in the world

02 November 2020
UnionPay Joins PCI SSC as Strategic Member

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 02, November 2020 – Protecting payments internationally requires a unified response to emerging threats. To increase the consistency of payment security standards around the world, UnionPay (UP) is now a strategic member of the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). UP will collaborate in the future development of the PCI SSC’s security standards […]

21 October 2020
Two Leading Cybersecurity Organizations Issue Joint Bulletin on Threat of Account Testing Attacks

PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance (NCFTA) Join Forces to Highlight Increasing Threat

09 October 2020
PCI Security Standards Council Provides Insights Into Evolution of the PCI Data Security Standard at Annual Community Meeting

Multi-Day Virtual Event Also Featured Guidance from the Council and Payment Security Experts on Challenges Faced in 2020

07 October 2020
Two Leading Industry Leading Organizations Issue Joint Bulletin on Threat of ATM Cash-Outs

PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA) Join Forces to Highlight Increasing Threat

04 August 2020
16 June 2020
PCI Security Standards Council Updates Standard for Device Security

Changes aimed to support a range of environments, technologies, and methodologies for achieving security

01 April 2020
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Welcomes Riscure as PCI Recognized Laboratory

Riscure B.V. Joins Global Group of PCI Recognized Labs to Provide Device and SolutionTesting to Validate Compliance to the PCI PIN Transaction Security (PTS), SPoC and CPoC Requirements

29 January 2020
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

21 January 2020
X9 and PCI SSC Create Unified Pin Acceptance Security Standards

Unified PIN Standard Viewed as a Win for the Payment Industry

12 December 2019
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes V3.0 of Point-To-Point Encryption (P2PE) ® Standard and Program

Changes Driven by Stakeholder Feedback and Will Ultimately Result in More PCI P2PE® Solutions Available to The Marketplace

04 December 2019
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes New Standard for Contactless Payments

PCI Contactless Payments on COTS (CPoC™) Standard Provides Security and Test Requirements for Solutions that Enable Contactless Payment Acceptance on Merchant Mobile Devices Using NFC

21 November 2019
PCI Security Standards Council Highlights New Contactless Standard at Asia-Pacific Community Meeting

At Annual Event for Payments Industry Stakeholders in Asia-Pacific, PCI SSC Highlights Key Initiatives for Enhancing Global Payment Security, Including New Contactless Standard Coming in December 2019

24 October 2019
PCI Security Standards Council Invites Industry Collaboration on PCI Data Security Standard Version 4.0

Evolution of PCI Standards Key Theme at PCI Europe Community Meeting in Dublin

02 October 2019
PCI Security Standards Council Launches New Assessor Qualification Program to Support The PCI Software Security Framework

Under the new PCI Software Security Framework PCI SSC qualifies companies and their employees to perform assessments to the Secure SLC and Secure Software Standards

19 September 2019
Global Cybersecurity Leaders Collaborate on Security Standards and Solutions for the Future of Payment Security

Annual meeting emphasizes payments industry participation and cybersecurity knowledge as critical to securing payment acceptance in new and emerging payment channels and increasing payment security globally

18 September 2019
PCI Security Standards Council And Women’s Network in Electronic Transactions Announce strategic Partnership

Partnership Aims to Raise Awareness Around the Ways Payments and Security Leaders Are Paving the Way to Improve Leadership Diversity Within Their Companies and Throughout the Industry

16 August 2019
New Opportunities for Brazil to Impact Global Payment Security

Payment Security Forum in Brazil Highlights Opportunities for Collaboration on Data Security Standards and Resources for the Global Payment Card Industry

01 August 2019
Two Leading Cybersecurity Organizations Issue Joint Bulletin on Threat of Online Skimming to Payment Security

PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and the Retail and Hospitality ISAC Join Forces to Highlight Growing Threat

26 June 2019
PCI Security Standards Council Announces New Validation Programs for Payment Software Vendors and Products Under PCI Software Security Framework

New Secure SLC and Secure Software Program Requirements Now Available for Software Vendors and Assessors; PA-DSS Program Remains Open Until October 2022

14 May 2019
Cyber Security Leaders Emphasize Payment Security and Cooperation

Cyber Security Experts and Policymakers come together at the non-partisan Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council “Breaches & BBQ” to address Payment Security Threats

14 March 2019
PCI Security Standards Council Hosts India’s First Payment Security Forum

DELHI, India,  14 March 2019 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) hosted the first ever India Forum on payment data security in Delhi on 13 March, drawing more than 400 registered attendees representing leading players in the Indian payment card industry. The event took place against the backdrop of growing momentum towards cashless […]

20 February 2019
PCI SSC Qualified PIN Assessor Program Open for Applications

New Program Will Train and Qualify Security Professionals to Perform Assessments in Accordance with the PCI PIN Security Requirements and Testing Procedures

30 January 2019
PCI Security Standards Council to Host Inaugural India Data Security Industry Forum and Training in Delhi in 2019

PCI SSC Increases In-market Footprint as Data Security Threat Increases in India

24 January 2019
PCI Security Standards Council Announces 2019-2020 Advisory Board

New Board Taps Expert Industry Leaders to Help Advance Payment Security Globally

18 January 2019
Brazil Gains More Representation in PCI Security Standards Council in 2019 with New Regional Engagement Board Members

New Companies Added to Advance Payment Security in Brazil; Board Term Extended Through 2019

16 January 2019
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes New Software Security Standards

New PCI Standards for Software Vendors to Drive Development of Secure Software Solutions for the Next Generation of Payments; Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) to be Retired in 2022

13 December 2018
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Minor Revision to PCI 3DS SDK Security Standard

PCI 3-D Secure Software Development Kit (3DS SDK) Security Standard Version 1.1 Provides More Detailed Assessment Procedures for PCI Recognized Labs

14 November 2018
Ryoji Ihara to Make Cybersecurity in Japan a Major Focus of the PCI Security Standards Council

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global standards body for the payment card industry, has announced Ryoji Ihara will lead its Japan outreach efforts to educate and promote the importance of the PCI Security Standards within the country.

31 October 2018
Nitin Bhatnagar to Strengthen Data & Cybersecurity in India, a Major Focus of the PCI Security Standards Council

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global standards body for the payment card industry, has announced Nitin Bhatnagar will lead their India outreach efforts to educate and promote the importance of the PCI Security Standards within the region.

18 October 2018
PCI Council Convenes European Payment Card Industry Leaders on Global Payment Security

More than 600 payment security practitioners from Europe and around the world convened this week in London for the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) Europe Community Meeting. The event focused on developments in PCI Standards and programs and provided industry stakeholders opportunities to learn, share and discuss the current state and future […]

28 September 2018
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Drives Global Collaboration to Improve Payment Data Security

More than 1,300 payment security industry stakeholders from around the world convened this week at The Mirage in Las Vegas for the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) North America Community Meeting. The annual gathering invites attendees to learn about ongoing developments in payment card security, gain a better understanding of payment security […]

28 August 2018
PCI Launches Payment Security Tool to Help Small Merchants

Small merchants continue to be a primary target for cybercriminals. According to the Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report, 61% of breached organizations surveyed were small businesses. These highly-targeted businesses often do not have the technical knowledge needed to effectively manage security against these attacks- which is why today the PCI Security Standards Council is announcing […]

01 August 2018
PCI Security Standards Council Updates PIN Security Standard

Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published PCI PIN Security Requirements and Testing Procedures version 3.0, the PCI Security Standard for the secure management, processing and transmission of PIN data at ATMs and attended and unattended point-of-sale (POS) terminals.

26 July 2018
PCI Security Standards Council Announces First Global Executive Assessor Roundtable

Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced the first PCI SSC Global Executive Assessor Roundtable. The Roundtable will be an Executive Committee level advisory board comprised of senior executives from PCI assessor companies.

18 July 2018
PCI Security Standards Council Announces New Timetable for Board of Advisors Nomination and Election Process

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced today a new timetable for the PCI SSC Board of Advisors nomination and election process. The change is designed to provide more visibility and awareness of this participation opportunity with PCI SSC stakeholders and to accommodate more face-to-face engagement with the Board of Advisors. The nomination period […]

17 May 2018
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Minor Revision to PCI Data Security Standard

Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published a minor revision to the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which businesses around the world use to safeguard payment card data before, during and after a purchase is made.

17 April 2018
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Guidelines on Cloud Computing

Meeting with acquirers and payment technology leaders this week at the TRANSACT conference, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced new PCI SSC Cloud Computing Guidelines. Developed in collaboration with more than 100 global organizations representing banks, merchants, security assessors and technology vendors, the guidance identifies and addresses security challenges for different cloud architectures […]

15 March 2018
PCI Security Standards Council Seeks Greater Global Participation and Cooperation in Payment Security Issues

At the PCI Middle East and Africa Forum today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced a significant change in the pricing structure for the PCI SSC Participating Organization (PO) Program that will benefit many countries throughout the region and globally.

14 March 2018
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Changes to Qualified Integrators and Resellers Program

Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced new changes to the PCI Qualified Integrators and Resellers (QIR) Program in response to industry feedback and data breach report findings. The program changes are designed to increase the number of QIRs and equip them to help merchants reduce risk by mitigating the leading causes of […]

09 March 2018
PCI Security Standards Council Updates Payment Device Standard to Support Software-based PIN Entry on COTS

Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published PCI PIN Transaction Security (PTS) Point of Interaction (POI) Modular Security Requirements version 5.1. The updated device standard supports the development of PCI Software-based PIN Entry on COTS (SPoC) Solutions for merchants that enable EMV contact and contactless transactions with PIN entry on commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) […]

14 February 2018
X9 and PCI SSC Combine Expertise on PIN Acceptance Security Standards

X9 and PCI SSC Combine Expertise on PIN Acceptance Security Standards WAKEFIELD, Mass., 14 February 2018 – In response to industry feedback, the Accredited Standards Committee X9 Inc. (ASC X9) and the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) have announced a joint initiative to create one unified PIN Security Standard for payments stakeholders. Currently PCI SSC […]

24 January 2018
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Security Requirements for Software-Based PIN Entry on COTS Devices

New PCI Standard to Drive Development of Secure Software-Based PIN Entry Solutions for EMV Contact and Contactless Transactions on Smartphones and Other Commercial Off-The-Shelf Devices (COTS)

19 January 2018
PCI Security Standards Council Announces First Regional Engagement Board

Inaugural Board Taps Industry Leaders from Brazil to Help Advance Payment Security

18 January 2018
PCI Associate Qualified Security Assessor Program Opens for Applications

New Training and Certification Program to Attract Cybersecurity Talent to the Payment Card Industry and Ensure High-Quality Assessor Services for Merchants

19 December 2017
Lance J. Johnson Named New Executive Director of PCI Security Standards Council

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced today that Lance J. Johnson has been named Executive Director for the PCI SSC effective January 2018. As Executive Director, Johnson will drive the organization’s strategy and oversee the PCI SSC senior leadership team and staff in implementing it.

01 November 2017
PCI Security Standards Council Launches First Ever Brazil Regional Engagement Board

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced today the nomination period for a newly created Brazil Regional Engagement Board. The nomination period will run from 1 – 30 November 2017.

26 October 2017
Payment Card Industry Focuses on the Future of Payment Security

More than 600 payment card industry stakeholders from around the world convened this week for the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) Europe Community Meeting, an annual forum to discuss ongoing developments in global payment data security standards that help businesses detect, mitigate and prevent criminal attacks and breaches.

25 October 2017
New PCI Security Standards and Program to Support Adoption of EMV 3DS

Today at the PCI Europe Community Meeting the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced two new security standards to support secure implementation of EMVCo’s EMV® 3-D Secure (3DS) protocol. EMV® 3DS helps prevent unauthorized card-not-present (CNP) transactions.

18 May 2017
PCI Security Standards Council Announces 2017-2019 Advisory Board

At the PCI Asia-Pacific Community Meeting today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced the newly-elected 2017-2019 Board of Advisors.

31 March 2017
Making Payments Safer Top Priority for Global Payment Card Industry

Cybercriminals continue to target payment transactions in the Middle East and Africa region and globally. At the same time, there is a growing shortage of cybersecurity professionals equipped to help businesses deal with this escalating challenge.

29 March 2017
PCI Security Standards Council to Create Associate Qualified Security Assessor Certification

Today at the PCI Middle East and Africa Forum the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced plans to evolve the PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) program to attract new cyber talent globally and ensure its sustainability and quality in a changing payment environment.

09 February 2017
PCI Security Standards Council Issues Multi-Factor Authentication Guidance

Attackers continue to compromise valid credentials to access company networks and steal data. To help organizations combat this growing threat, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has issued guidance on the proper use of multi-factor authentication for preventing unauthorized access to computers and systems that process payment transactions.

06 February 2017
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council WelcomesBeijing Unionpay Card Technology Co. as PCI Recognized Laboratory

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and Beijing Unionpay Card Technology Co. (BCTC) announced today that BCTC is now a PCI recognized laboratory approved to conduct security evaluations of payment acceptance devices.

31 January 2017
PCI Security Standards Council Issues Best Practices for Securing E-Commerce

Exponential online sales growth paired with the EMV chip migration in the US makes e-commerce payment security for merchants more important than ever before. As EMV chip technology continues to reduce face-to-face credit card fraud, the shift to e-commerce security becomes increasingly important to businesses large and small.

25 January 2017
PCI Security Standards Council Champions Data Privacy Day

Increasing reports of reports of cyberattacks underscore the need for data security to be a top business priority. As the authority on global payment card data protection, the PCI Security Standards Council is an official champion for Data Privacy Day (28 Jan), the National Cyber Security Alliance’s initiative to raise awareness and encourage global collaboration […]

23 January 2017
PCI Security Standards Council Invites Nominations for 2017-2019 Board of Advisors

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), the leading global standards body for the payment card industry, announced the nomination period for seating the next prestigious PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors.

06 January 2017
PCI Council Updates Payment Card Production and Provisioning Security Standard

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has updated its card production standard and extended it to include protections for mobile payments provisioning. Card Production and Provisioning Security Requirements version 2.0 is available now on the PCI Council website.

09 December 2016
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Supplemental PCI DSS Scoping Guidance

Incorrectly identifying where and how payment data is at risk in an organization’s systems continues to lead to data breaches. Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published Guidance for PCI DSS Scoping and Network Segmentation to help businesses address this challenge.

20 October 2016
Data Protection Top Priority for Europe Heading Into 2017

Businesses in the UK and Europe are increasingly at risk for payment data theft. In the UK alone, there were more than 2.46 million cyber incidents in 2015. Financial Fraud Action UK reported over one million incidents of financial fraud in the first half of 2016, a 25 per cent increase on the same period […]

29 September 2016
EMVCo and PCI SSC Combine Expertise on 3-D Secure 2.0

Technical body EMVCo and PCI Security Standards Council have announced that they are collaborating to support the upcoming launch of 3-D Secure 2.0 (3DS 2.0). The announcement was made at the PCI Security Standards Council Community Meeting of global cyber security experts in Las Vegas, U.S, last week (20-22 September).

22 September 2016
PCI Council Marks 10 Years of Securing Payments

Global payment and cybersecurity experts met this week at the annual PCI North America Community Meeting to discuss the state of payment security and its evolution going forward. Marking its 10-year anniversary, the PCI Standards Council (PCI SSC) reinforced its mission to foster secure transactions globally, emphasizing that as new cyberthreats emerge, and advances in […]

09 September 2016
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Enhances Protections for Payment Devices

The PCI Council has updated its payment device standard to enable stronger protections for cardholder data, which includes the PIN (Personal Identification Number) and the cardholder data (on magnetic stripe or the chip of an EMV card) stored on the card or on a mobile device.

07 July 2016
New Payment Protection Resources for Small Merchants and Their Banks Help Defend Against Cybercrime

Small businesses around the world are increasingly at risk for payment data theft. Nearly half of cyber-attacks worldwide in 2015 were against small businesses with less than 250 workers, according to cybersecurity firm Symantec. In order to help these companies protect themselves and their customers, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) Small Merchant Taskforce […]

17 June 2016
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Updates Hardware Security Module Standard

Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published a new version of its device security standard for Hardware Security Modules (HSMs). HSMs are secure cryptographic devices that are used for cryptographic-key management and the protection of sensitive data used in payment card processing.

27 May 2016
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Releases Payment Application Data Security Standard Version 3.2

Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published a new version of its data security standard for payment software, the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) version 3.2. The Payment Application Data Security Standard is used by payment application vendors to ensure their software products will protect payment card data from theft.

28 April 2016
PCI Council Releases PCI Data Security Standard Version 3.2

The PCI Council has published a new version of its data security standard, which businesses around the world use to safeguard payment data before, during and after a purchase is made. PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) version 3.2 replaces version 3.1 to address growing threats to customer payment information.

08 April 2016
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Welcomes Serma as PCI Recognized Laboratory

PARIS, 8 April 2016 – The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and SERMA Safety & Security, a subsidiary of SERMA Group, have announced today that SERMA Safety & Security is now a PCI recognized laboratory approved to conduct security evaluations of payment acceptance devices.

22 March 2016
European Card Payment Association and Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Join Forces to Fight Payment Data Theft

PARIS, 22 March 2016 – Joining forces to protect against payment data theft around the world, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and the European Card Payment Association (ECPA) have announced today that ECPA is now a strategic regional member of the PCI Council.

23 February 2016
Payment Card Industry Standards Council Equips Acquiring Banks and Payment Processors With New Data Security Resources

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 23 February 2016 – Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced 2016 initiatives to help acquirers and payment processors collaborate on payment security solutions with the merchant community. In addition to new, regular forums for discussion, the Council is now providing acquirer-specific PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) training and a […]

28 January 2016
PCI Security Standards Council Offers Free PCI Awareness Elearning Course in Support Of International Data Privacy Day

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 28 January, 2016 — In support of International Data Privacy Day, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced it will offer its PCI Awareness online training free of charge to the first 1,000 people to register on the PCI SSC […]

18 December 2015
PCI Security Standards Council Revises Date for Migrating Off Vulnerable SSL and Early TLS Encryption

WAKEFIELD , Mass., 18 December 2015 — Following significant feedback from the global PCI community and security experts, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global forum for the development of payment card security standards,today announced a change to the date that organizations who process payments must migrate to TLS 1.1 encryption […]

10 December 2015
PCI Security Standards Council Announces 2016 Special Interest Group Election Results

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 1 0 December 2015 — Today the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced the election results for its 2016 Special Interest Group (SIG) project. Special Interest Groups are community-led initiatives that address important security challenges related to PCI Security […]

01 October 2015
Payment Card Industry Summit Advances Cross-Industry Collaboration on Cybersecurity and Data Protection

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 1 October 2015 — Leading cybersecurity, technology and data forensics experts gathered in Vancouver this week at the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council Community Meeting to share the many advances made over the past year in protecting consumer payment information from criminals.

29 September 2015
Payment Card Industry Issues New Guidance to Help Organizations Respond to Data Breaches

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 29 September 2015 — For any organization connected to the internet, it is not a question of if but when their business will be under attack, according to a recent cybersecurity report from Symantec, which found Canada ranked No. 4 worldwide in terms of ransomware and social media attacks last year.

04 September 2015
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council Expands Training in South America

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 4 September 2015 — Transbank, Redbanc and Nexus are the first Chilean companies to join with the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) to train Internal Security Assessors (ISAs) in the region.

30 June 2015
PCI Council Advances Point-To-Point Encryption Standard

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 30 June 2015 — Today the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published an important update to one of its eight security standards, simplifying the development and use of Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) solutions that make payment card data unreadable and less valuable to criminals if stolen in a breach.

29 June 2015
PCI Council Publishes Update to Standard for Device Security

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 29 June 2015 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published a new version of the PIN Transaction Security (PTS) Point of Interaction (POI) Modular Security Requirements for POI device manufacturers, as part of its process for updating standards based on market need and industry feedback. The standard ensures merchants, financial […]

05 June 2015
PCI Council Publishes PCI DSS Designated Entities Supplemental Validation

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 05 June 2015 — Vigilance in maintaining PCI Standards is critical in defending against breaches of cardholder data. Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published an appendix to the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) to help organizations make payment security part of everyday business practice.

02 June 2015
PCI Announces Call For Special Interest Group Project Proposals

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 02 June 2015 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced the start of its Special Interest Group (SIG) proposal period for 2016 projects.

01 June 2015
PCI Council Publishes Revision to Payment Application Data Security Standard

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 1 June 2015 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) Version 3.1.

19 May 2015
PCI Council Launches Industry Taskforce To Simplify Payment Data Security For Small Businesses Globally

CHICAGO, 19 May 2015 — Speaking to merchants at the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced the formation of a dedicated global taskforce to help improve payment data security for small businesses.

14 May 2015
New International Board Members Join PCI Security Standards Council In Its Global Fight Against Payment Fraud and Data Breaches

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 14 May 2015 — New leadership joined the international fight against cybercrime today as the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced election results for its 2015-2017 Board of Advisors.

30 April 2015
PCI Council Collaborates with Industry to Speed Secure Chip Card Acceptance for Merchants

Wakefield, Mass – April 30, 2015 – Today the PCI Security Standards Council joined with the Payments Security Taskforce and EMV Migration Forum to launch the U.S. EMV VAR Qualification Program, a chip education curriculum and accreditation initiative that will help merchants and their partners securely implement chip card solutions.

15 April 2015
PCI Council Publishes Revision to PCI Data Security Standard

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 15 April 2015 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Version 3.1 and supporting guidance. The revision includes minor updates and clarifications, and addresses vulnerabilities within the Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption protocol that can put payment data at risk.

10 April 2015
PCI Council Updates Card Production Security Standard

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 10 April 2015 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced the availability of the PCI Card Production Security Requirements Version 1.1. The updated standard helps payment card vendors secure the components and sensitive data involved in the production of payment cards, protecting against fraud via the compromise of card materials.

02 April 2015
PCI Council Publishes Tokenization Product Security Guidelines

SAN FRANCISCO, 2 April 2015— Meeting with acquirers and payment technology leaders today at the TRANSACT15 conference, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced Tokenization Product Security Guidelines. Vendors and solution providers can use the guidance to develop tokenization products that help acquirers and merchants reduce storage of card data in their systems.

30 March 2015
PCI Council Opens Registration for 2015 Community Meetings

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 30 March 2015 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced that registration for the 2015 PCI Community Meetings is now open. A full microsite is available with information at: http://events.pcisecuritystandards.org/2015

26 March 2015
PCI Council Publishes Guidance on Penetration Testing

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 26 March 2015 — According to a 2015 report on PCI compliance from Verizon, testing security systems is the only area within the PCI DSS where compliance fell over the past year.

12 March 2015
PCI Council to Host Webinar on “Backoff” Malware

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 12 March 2015 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced it will host a webinar on how organizations can defend against “Backoff” malware, featuring insights from the Visa Payment System Cyber Intelligence Team.

05 March 2015
PCI Council to Host Acquirer Forum at Transact15

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 5 March 2015 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced it will convene acquirers and processors to collaborate on payment security solutions for the merchant community.

24 February 2015
PCI Council Appoints Bruce Rutherford as 2015 Chairperson

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 24 February 2015— Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) announced Bruce Rutherford, senior vice president and group head, Enterprise Security Solutions, MasterCard, as PCI SSC chairperson for the 2015 term.

28 January 2015
PCI Council Champions Global Data Privacy Day

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 28 January, 2015—Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) urged merchants, banks and technology vendors to make payment security a top priority in 2015, joining more than 200 global organizations in support of Data Privacy Day, an international awareness effort focused on respecting privacy, safeguarding data and enabling trust.

18 December 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Updates PCI PIN Security Requirements

WAKEFIELD, Mass., December 18, 2014 —The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements, Card Production Security Requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today released v2.0 of the PIN Security Requirements.

16 December 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Terminal Software Security Best Practices

Wakefield, Mass., 16 December 2014 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council, an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, published the Terminal Software Security Best Practices. The document gives detailed guidance on the secure development of software designed to run on point-of-interaction devices.

20 November 2014
PCI Sydney Meeting Convenes Asia-Pacific Payment Security Leaders

Sydney, 20 November 2014 — The PCI Security Standards Council, an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards convened payment security professionals in Sydney this week to collaborate on securing the future of payments in Asia-Pacific and globally.

20 November 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Invites Industry Feedback On PCI Standards

Wakefield, Mass., 20 November 2014 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council, an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards opened the formal feedback period for version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS).

18 November 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Opens Nominations for 2015-2017 Board of Advisors

Sydney, Australia, 18 November 2014 — The PCI Security Standards Council, an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced the opening of nominations for the next term of the PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors at its Asia Pacific Community Meeting in Australia.

12 November 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Highlights Speakers for Sydney Meeting

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 12 November 2014 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced keynote speakers for the second annual PCI Asia-Pacific Community Meeting in Sydney, Australia.

10 November 2014
PCI Council to Host PCI and EMV Chip Educational Webinar for Merchants

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 10 November 2014 —The PCI Security Standards Council, an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, will host an educational webinar featuring the EMV Migration Forum on how merchants and others can implement EMV chip technology and PCI Standards together to increase security and reduce fraud.

06 November 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Special Interest Group Election Results

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 06 November 2014 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced the election results for 2015 Special Interest Group (SIG) projects.

30 October 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Security Awareness Guidance

Wakefield, MA., 30 October 2014 – Today the PCI Security Standards Council, an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, published guidance to help organizations improve company-wide information security awareness with a dedicated program.

22 October 2014
LiquidNexxus Partners with PCI Security Standards Council to Foster Improved Payment Data Security Worldwide

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 22 October 2014 —Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), announced a new partnership […]

10 October 2014
European PCI Community Collaborates on Securing the Future of Payments

BERLIN, 10 October 2014 —The PCI Security Standards Council, an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, convened cross-industry leaders this week in Berlin to collaborate on securing the future of payments in Europe.

09 October 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Global Payment Security Education Week

BERLIN, 9 October, 2014 — Today at its annual European gathering of payment security leaders, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced the creation of Global Payment Security Education Week, a training awareness initiative to drive greater learning and understanding of payment […]

12 September 2014
Global Cross-Industry Leaders Convene on Securing the Future of Payments

ORLANDO, Fla., 12 September 2014 —With the backdrop of a recent cyber threats affecting many U.S. businesses, the PCI Security Standards Council, an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, convened cross-industry leaders in Orlando this week to collaborate on securing the future of payments.

10 September 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Merchant Guidance on Skimming Prevention

ORLANDO, Fla., 10 September 2014 – Today, at its annual North American Community Meeting, the PCI Security Standards Council, an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, released an update to its guidance for merchants on protecting against card skimming attacks in point-of-sale (POS) environments.

28 August 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Guidance for Maintaining PCI DSS Compliance

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 28 August 2014 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council, an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, published guidance on building PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) practices into daily business processes.

27 August 2014
PCI SSC Bulletin on Malware Related to Recent Breach Incidents

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 27 August 2014 — In a statement released on 22 August by the United States Secret Service and Department of Homeland Security, a warning was issued that a Point of Sale (POS) malware dubbed “Backoff” may have infected systems in over 1,000 organizations and represents a very real threat to the security of […]

25 August 2014
In Run up to Annual Community Meetings, PCI Council Announces 2015 Special Interest Group Project Proposals

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 25 August 2014 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced the list of Special Interest Group (SIG) proposals for consideration as 2015 projects. Each topic will be presented to attendees at the 2014 North American and European Community […]

07 August 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes Third-Party Security Assurance Guidance

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 07 August 2014 — Businesses are rapidly adopting a third-party operations model that can put payment data at risk. Today, the PCI Security Standards Council, an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, published guidance to help organizations and their business partners reduce this risk by better understanding their […]

29 July 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Announces 2015 Tokyo Community Meeting

TOKYO, 29 July 2014 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council, an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced Tokyo as the site for the 2015 PCI Asia-Pacific Community Meeting. The annual gathering provides the opportunity for business leaders representing a breadth of industries and countries in Asia-Pacific to come […]

17 July 2014
New PCI Essentials Training Course to Improve Payment Security Awareness

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 18 July 2014 —Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced that PCI Essentials, a new interactive eLearning program to train employees on basic security practices for protecting payment and other sensitive data, is available at a 30% off introductory […]

25 June 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Selects Stephen W. Orfei as New General Manager

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 25 June 2014 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced its selection of Stephen W. Orfei as incoming General Manager.

19 June 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Combats Unsafe Computing Habits with New ELearning Course

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 19 June 2014 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced the availability of PCI Essentials, a new, interactive eLearning program that organizations can use to train employees on basic security practices for protecting payment and other sensitive data.

12 June 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Calls for Password Security Awareness Ambassadors

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 12 June 2014 — Speaking at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce 10th Annual America’s Small Business Summit and Small Business Expo this week, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, initiated a call for 50 organizations to step forward in a […]

02 June 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Opens Special Interest Group Proposal Period

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 02 June 2014 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced the start of the PCI Special Interest Group (SIG) proposal period for 2015 projects.

12 May 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Champions Small Business Payment Security

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 12 May, 2014— In support of National Small Business Week, on Thursday 15 May the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, will host a webinar on basic security tips for small businesses to protect against payment card fraud.

01 April 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Opens Registration for 2014 Community Meetings

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 1 April 2014 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced that registration for the 2014 PCI Community Meetings is now open.

17 March 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Launches “An Insider’s Guide”

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 17 March 2014 —The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced the creation of a new eLearning training opportunity: An Insider’s […]

05 March 2014
Data Security: Examining Efforts to Protect Americans’ Financial Information

Chairwoman Capito, Ranking Member Meeks, members of the subcommittee, on behalf of the PCI Security Standards Council, thank you for inviting us to testify today before the subcommittee.

05 March 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Testifies Before U.S. House Financial Services Committee

Washington, D.C., 05 March, 2014 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, testified before the U.S House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit about PCI Standards and resources that help businesses globally take a multi-layered approach to […]

04 March 2014
PCI Security Standards Council To Launch New eLearning Courses To Help Companies Safeguard Payment Data, Educate on Security Breach Prevention

WAKEFIELD, Mass., March 4, 2014 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, today announced new online training courses aimed at educating companies about how to keep their customers’ payment data secure, and how to become and remain compliant with PCI Security Standards.

20 February 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Availability of PCI DSS 3.0 in Nine Languages

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 20 February, 2014— Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced that the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) 3.0 are now available in nine languages. Organizations worldwide can now benefit from […]

05 February 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Testifies on PCI Standards as Strong Foundation for Card Data Protection

Washington, D.C., 05 February, 2014 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, testified before the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade on the work it’s doing to create global standards and resources that help businesses take a multi-layered approach to […]

03 February 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Testifies Before U.S. Senate Banking Committee

Washington, D.C., 03 February, 2014 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, testified before the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on National Security and International Trade and Finance.

28 January 2014
On Data Privacy Day, PCI Security Standards Council emphasizes commitment to securing payment card data globally, offers free PCI Awareness training online

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 28 January, 2014— In support of Data Privacy Day, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced it will offer PCI Awareness online training free of charge to those who register today on the PCI SSC website.

23 January 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Appoints Lib de Veyra as 2014 Chairperson

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 23 January, 2014— Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced that Lib de Veyra, vice president of emerging technologies for JCB International, will serve as chairperson of the PCI Security Standards Council for the 2014 term.

13 January 2014
PCI Security Standards Council Strengthens Leadership Team with Key Promotions

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 13 January 2014 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced the promotion of three executives.

05 December 2013
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Special Interest Group Election Results

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 05 December 2013 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced the election results for 2014 Special Interest Group (SIG) projects.

20 November 2013
Inaugural Asia-Pacific PCI Community Meeting Attracts Global Payment Security Leaders

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, 21 November 2013 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced the close and recap of its first ever Asia-Pacific Community Meeting.

07 November 2013
PCI Council Publishes PCI DSS and PA-DSS Version 3.0

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 07 November 2013 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, published version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS).

31 October 2013
European PCI Community Discusses Standards Updates and Future of Payment Security

NICE, France, 31 October 2013 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced the close and recap of its sixth Annual European Community Meeting.

30 October 2013
PCI Security Standards Council’s Validated Point-To-Point Encryption Solutions Listing Now Available

NICE, France, 30 October 2013 — At its 2013 European Community Meeting today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced the availability of its Validated Point-to Point Encryption (P2PE) solutions listing on the PCI SSC website.

26 September 2013
PCI Community Prepares for New Standards Release

LAS VEGAS, 26 September 2013 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced the close and recap of its seventh Annual North American PCI Community Meeting. The forum provides PCI Participating Organizations and assessors the opportunity to come together and discuss […]

22 August 2013
PCI Council Announces 2014 Special Interest Group Project Proposals

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 22 August 2013 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced the list of Special Interest Group (SIG) proposals for consideration as 2014 projects. Participating Organizations and assessors that submitted the SIG ideas will present them at the 2013 […]

15 August 2013
PCI Council Highlights Expected Changes to PCI DSS and PA-DSS

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 15 August 2013 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards published PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) 3.0 Change Highlights as a preview of the new version of the standards coming in […]

08 August 2013
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Availability of PCI DSS in Russian

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 08 August, 2013 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards announced that the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is now available in Russian. A Russian language microsite has been added to the PCI SSC website, which also includes […]

18 July 2013
Merchants and Aquirers to Share PCI Lessons Learned at PCI SSC Community Meetings

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 18 July 2013 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards announced PCI in Practice sessions for the 2013 PCI Community Meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada; Nice, France; and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Case studies from members of the PCI community […]

13 June 2013
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Keynote Speakers for Annual Community Meetings

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 13 June 2013 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards announced keynote speakers for the 2013 PCI Community Meetings in Las Vegas, Nevada; Nice, France; and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The annual gatherings provide the opportunity for global leaders representing […]

07 June 2013
PCI Security Standards Council Updates Standard for PIN Transaction Security

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 07 June 2013 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards published version 4.0 of the PIN Transaction Security (PTS) Point of Interaction (POI) requirements. These requirements, along with the Hardware Security Module (HSM) requirements provide standards for device manufacturers […]

31 May 2013
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Opening of Special Interest Group Proposal Period

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 31 May 2013 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards announced the start of the PCI Special Interest Group (SIG) proposal period for 2014 projects. Beginning 1 June through 25 July PCI Participating Organizations and members of the assessment […]

16 May 2013
PCI Security Standards Council Announces New Board Of Advisors

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 16 May 2013 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced election results for the 2013-2015 PCI SSC Board of Advisors. The Board will represent the PCI community by providing counsel to SSC leadership.

09 May 2013
PCI Security Standards Council Published Card Production Security Requirements

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 09 May 2013 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards announced the publication of a standard for secure payment card production.

04 April 2013
PCI Council Announces New Affiliate Members

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 4 April, 2013 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards announced that three organizations have joined the Council as the first Affiliate members. The Australian Payment Clearing Association (APCA), Cartes Bancaires CB and Interac Association will participate in this […]

21 March 2013
PCI Council Announces Inaugural Asia-Pacific Community Meeting

SINGAPORE, 21, March 2013 — At the 6th Mobile Commerce Summit Asia 2013, speaking on the topic of mobile payment acceptance security in Asia-Pacific, Jeremy King, PCI Security Standards Council European Director, announced the Council’s first ever Asia-Pacific PCI Community Meeting will take place in Kuala Lumpur in November 2013.

14 March 2013
PCI Council Opens Registration for 2013 Global Community Meetings

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 28 February, 2013— Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards announced that registration for the 2013 PCI Community Meetings is now open. A full microsite is available with information.

28 February 2013
PCI Security Standards Council Appoints Rob Tourt as 2013 Chairperson

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 28 February, 2013— Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open global forum for the development of payment card security standards, announced that Rob Tourt, chief risk management officer, payment services, Discover Network, will serve as chairperson of the PCI Security Standards Council for the 2013 term.

14 February 2013
PCI Security Standards Council Releases Guidance for Merchants on Mobile Payment Acceptance Security

WAKEFIELD, Mass., February 14, 2013 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards published the PCI Mobile Payment Acceptance Security Guidelines for Merchants as End-Users. The guidance educates merchants on the factors and risks that need to be addressed in order to […]

07 February 2013
PCI Security Standards Council Releases PCI DSS Cloud Computing Guidelines

WAKEFIELD, Mass., February 07, 2013 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards published the PCI DSS Cloud Computing Guidelines Information Supplement, a product of the Cloud Special Interest Group (SIG). Businesses deploying cloud technology can use this resource as a guide […]

31 January 2013
PCI Security Standards Council Releases PCI DSS E-Commerce Security Guidelines

WAKEFIELD, Mass., January 31, 2013 — Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards published the PCI DSS E-commerce Guidelines Information Supplement, a product of the E-commerce Security Special Interest Group (SIG). Businesses selling goods and services over the Internet can use this […]

30 January 2013
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes ATM Security Guidelines

WAKEFIELD, Mass., January 30, 2013— Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, published best practices for addressing ATM Security. The ATM Security Guidelines Information Supplement was developed with feedback from the PCI community and provides guidance to ATM manufacturers on security steps […]

17 January 2013
PCI Security Standards Council Announces 2013 Participation Opportunities

WAKEFIELD, Mass., January 17, 2013- Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards, invites the PCI community to participate in the 2013-2015 Board of Advisors election process, new PCI Special Interest Groups (SIG) and the 2013 PCI Community Meetings. As an industry standards […]

28 November 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Special Interest Group Election Results

WAKEFIELD, Mass., November 28, 2012 —The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced the results of the PCI Council election for Special Interest […]

16 November 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Releases Risk Assessment Guidelines

WAKEFIELD, Mass., November 16, 2012 —The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today released the PCI DSS Risk Assessment Guidelines Information Supplement, a product […]

01 November 2012
PCI Security Standards Council PCI Professional Program (PCIP)™ Training Now Available

WAKEFIELD, Mass., November 01, 2012, Year—The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced availability of the eLearning training course for the PCI Professional […]

26 October 2012
PCI Community Meeting Attracts Regional Experts to Shape Future of Payment Security in Europe

WAKEFIELD, Mass., October 26, 2012 —The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced the successful completion of the 2012 PCI European Community Meeting […]

03 October 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Qualified Integrators and Resellers™ Training Now Available

WAKEFIELD, Mass., October 03, 2012, Year—The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced availability of the eLearning training course and exam for the […]

02 October 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Availability of Portuguese Language Training in Brazil

WAKEFIELD, Mass., October 2, 2012 —The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced a new partnership to offer local language PCI training in […]

18 September 2012
PCI North American Community Meeting Attendees Gain Powerful Insights on Mobile, Encryption and Payment Security

WAKEFIELD, Mass., September 18, 2012 —The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced the close and recap of the sixth annual North American […]

14 September 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Solicits Industry Input on ATM Security Guidelines

WAKEFIELD, Mass., September 14, 2012 —At its North America Community Meeting today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), announced it is openly seeking […]

13 September 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Releases Best Practices for Mobile Software Developers

WAKEFIELD, Mass., September 13, 2012 —At its North America Community Meeting today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), released best practices for mobile […]

06 September 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Announces PCI Professional (PCIP)™ Program

WAKEFIELD, Mass., September 06, 2012 —The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced the PCI Professional (PCIP)TM Program, the Council’s first individual accreditation […]

05 September 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Releases Summary of Feedback on PCI Standards

WAKEFIELD, Mass., September 05, 2012 —The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today released a summary of feedback from the PCI community on the […]

15 August 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Qualified Integrators and Resellers Program Now Available

WAKEFIELD, Mass., August 15, 2012, Year—The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced availability of the Qualified Integrators and Resellers (QIR)™ Program. This […]

02 August 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Expands Online PCI Training Offerings for Security Professionals

WAKEFIELD, Mass., August 02, 2012 -The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced its popular Internal Security Assessor (ISA) training will be offered […]

19 July 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Keynote Speakers for Annual Community Meetings

WAKEFIELD, Mass., July, 19 2012 —The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced keynote speakers and agenda highlights for the upcoming Orlando and […]

28 June 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Releases Point-To-Point Encryption (P2PE) Resources

WAKEFIELD, Mass., June 28, 2012 —The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS),today announced availability of the Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) Program Guide and Self-Assessment Questionnaire […]

19 June 2012
First PCI Asia Pacific Town Hall Meeting Highlights Growing Participation in Region

WAKEFIELD, Mass., June 19, 2012 —The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced successful completion of its first ever Asia Pacific Town Hall […]

08 June 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Call for Papers for “PCI in Practice” Community Meetings Sessions

WAKEFIELD, Mass., June 06, 2012—The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced the call for papers for the “PCI in Practice Sessions” (Case […]

06 June 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Keynote Speakers For Asia Pacific Meeting

WAKEFIELD, Mass., June 06, 2012—The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced keynote speakers for the Council’s Asia Pacific event in Singapore on […]

31 May 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Release of Newest Hardware Security Module (HSM) Standard

WAKEFIELD, Mass., May 31, 2012 —The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced the introduction of the PCI PIN Transaction Security (PTS) Hardware […]

24 May 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Invites Industry to Select Focus Areas for 2013 Special Interest Groups

WAKEFIELD, Mass., May 24, 2012—The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced new details on participating in 2013 Special Interest Group (SIG) Projects. […]

22 May 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Program Highlights for Inaugural Asia Pacific Meeting

WAKEFIELD, Mass., May 22, 2012—The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced further details on sessions planned for its first ever Asia Pacific […]

16 May 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Provides Guidance to Merchants on Mobile Payment Acceptance Security

WAKEFIELD, Mass., May 16, 2012—The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today published a customized fact sheet outlining how merchants can securely accept payments […]

10 May 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Qualified Integrators and Resellers Certification Program

WAKEFIELD, Mass., May 10, 2012 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced plans to train and certify payment software integrators and […]

27 April 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Update to Point-to-point Encryption Program

WAKEFIELD, Mass., April 27, 2012 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced availability of updated requirements for point-to-point encryption (P2PE) solution […]

18 April 2012
PCI Security Standards Council to Host First Ever Asia Pacific Meeting for Regional Stakeholders

WAKEFIELD, Mass., April 18, 2012 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced that it will host its inaugural Asia Pacific event […]

10 April 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Opens Registration For 2012 Global Community Meetings

WAKEFIELD, Mass., April 10, 2012 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), announced today that registration for the 2012 PCI Community Meetings is […]

28 March 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Pending Close to Feedback Period

WAKEFIELD, Mass., March 28, 2012 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today called upon its global constituents to submit feedback for development […]

22 March 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Continue Focus On Mobile Payment Acceptance Security

WAKEFIELD, Mass., March 22, 2012 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today demonstrated its continued focus on mobile payment acceptance security with […]

08 February 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Appoints Michael Mitchell As 2012 Chairperson

WAKEFIELD, Mass., February 08, 2012 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced that Michael Mitchell, vice president, Global Network Operations for […]

07 February 2012
PCI Security Standards Council Invites Payments Community to Input on PIN Transaction Security

WAKEFIELD, Mass., February 07, 2012 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced the launch of a 30-day period to solicit feedback […]

15 November 2011
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Winners of Special Interest Group Elections

WAKEFIELD, Mass., November 15, 2011 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced the results of the PCI Council election for Special […]

04 November 2011
PCI Security Standards Council Adds PCI PIN Security Requirements to PTS Standard

WAKEFIELD, Mass., November 3, 2011 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced that the Council is expanding the PTS standards to […]

01 November 2011
PCI Security Standards Council Invites Industry Input During Next Phase of Standards Development

WAKEFIELD, Mass., November 01, 2011 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security Requirements (PTS) and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced the launch of its formal feedback period on version […]

24 October 2011
PCI Security Standards Council Opens Election for New Special Interest Groups

WAKEFIELD, Mass., October 24, 2011 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced the opening of the election for Special Interest Groups.

20 October 2011
2011 PCI Community Meetings Break Record for Number of Attendees

WAKEFIELD, Mass. and LONDON, October 20, 2011 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security Requirements (PTS) and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced the successful completion of its 4th annual […]

14 October 2011
PCI Security Standards Council Updates PTS Program For Encryption, Mobile

WAKEFIELD, Mass., October 14, 2011 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced updates to its PIN Transaction Security (PTS) program that […]

15 September 2011
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes First Set of PCI Point-to-point Encryption Solution Requirements

WAKEFIELD, Mass., September 15, 2011 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced availability of the first set of validation requirements of […]

26 August 2011
PCI Security Standards Council Releases Updated PCI DSS Wireless Guidelines

WAKEFIELD, Mass., August 26, 2011 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today published an update to the PCI DSS Wireless Guidelines Information […]

19 August 2011
PCI Security Standards Council Exceeds 100 Members in Europe

WAKEFIELD, Mass., August 19, 2011 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced a milestone in ongoing momentum and global participation – […]

12 August 2011
PCI Security Standards Council Releases PCI DSS Tokenization Guidelines

WAKEFIELD, Mass., August 12, 2011 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today published the PCI DSS Tokenization Guidelines Information Supplement, the latest […]

08 August 2011
PCI North American Community Meeting to Connect Hundreds of Global Payment Security Leaders

WAKEFIELD, Mass., August 8, 2011 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced that more than 500 payment security experts have already […]

21 July 2011
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Program Highlights for Annual Community Meetings

WAKEFIELD, Mass. and LONDON, July 21, 2011 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced further details on sessions planned for its […]

15 July 2011
PCI Security Standards Council Welcomes Keynote Speakers for European Community Meeting

WAKEFIELD, Mass., July 15, 2011 —The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced the keynote speakers for the 2011 European Community Meeting to […]

30 June 2011
PCI Security Standards Council Announces New Participation Opportunities

WAKEFIELD, Mass., June 30, 2011 —The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced it is building on the success of Special Interest Groups […]

29 June 2011
Keynote Speakers Announced For PCI Security Standards Council North American Community Meeting

WAKEFIELD, Mass., June 29, 2011 -The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced the keynote speakers for the 2011 North American Community Meeting.

24 June 2011
PCI Security Standards Council Updates Market On Mobile Position

WAKEFIELD, Mass., June 24, 2011 —The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today provides clarity around what type of payment applications are eligible for […]

17 June 2011
PCI Security Standards Council Requests Stakeholder Feedback For Updating PCI PIN Security Requirements

WAKEFIELD, Mass., June 17, 2011 —The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), announced it is has assumed management of the PCI PIN Security Requirements, […]

14 June 2011
PCI Security Standards Council Publishes PCI DSS Virtualization Guidelines

WAKEFIELD, Mass., June 14, 2011 —The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced the findings of the Council’s Virtualization Special Interest Group. The […]

13 June 2011
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Availability of Online PCI Awareness Training

WAKEFIELD, Mass. June 13, 2011 —The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced that PCI Awareness online training is now available. An introductory […]

20 May 2011
PCI Council Announces New Board of Advisors

WAKEFIELD, Mass., May 20, 2011 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced the results of elections for the PCI SSC Board […]

12 May 2011
PCI Security Standards Council Expands Leadership Team with Appointment of New Operations Chief

WAKEFIELD, Mass., May 12, 2011 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), announced the appointment of Mauro Nunez as Vice President of […]

15 April 2011
Global Payment Security Leaders to Gather at 2011 Annual PCI Security Standards Council Community Meetings; Dates and Details Announced

WAKEFIELD, Mass., April 15, 2011 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced dates and locations for its 2011 Community Meetings, the […]

18 March 2011
PCI Security Standards Council Releases Supplemental Guidance for Protecting Telephone-based Payment Card Data

WAKEFIELD, Mass., March 18, 2011 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today released an educational resource on PCI DSS requirements for securing […]

10 March 2011
PCI Security Standards Council Strengthens Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) Program with PCI DSS Training

WAKEFIELD, Mass., March 10, 2011 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) today introduced a new PCI DSS training program to increase the […]

16 February 2011
PCI SSC Announces Expanded Global Training Offerings For 2011

WAKEFIELD, Mass., February 16, 2011 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) today announced its training programs for 2011. The expanded portfolio not […]

27 January 2011
PCI Security Standards Council Opens Nominations for Board of Advisors

WAKEFIELD, Mass., January 27, 2011 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) today announced that nominations for election to the 2011-2013 PCI SSC […]

12 January 2011
PCI Security Standards Council Names Eduardo Perez as Chairperson

WAKEFIELD, Mass., January 12, 2011 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) today announced that Eduardo Perez, head of global payment system security, […]

05 January 2011
PCI Security Standards Council Enters Next Phase of Data Security Development

WAKEFIELD, Mass., January 5, 2011 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) today announced the start of phase two of the standards development […]

10 December 2010
PCI Security Standards Council Announces PCI Forensic Investigator (PFI) Program

WAKEFIELD, Mass., December 10, 2010 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) today announced availability of the PCI Forensic Investigator (PFI) program that […]

28 October 2010
PCI Security Standards Council Releases PCI DSS 2.0 and PA-DSS 2.0

WAKEFIELD, Mass., October 28, 2010 — The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today released version 2.0 of the PCI DSS and PA-DSS. Reflecting […]

21 October 2010
PCI Participating Organizations Finalize Feedback on Next Version of PCI Security Standards at Global Community Meetings

WAKEFIELD, October 21, 2010 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), announced that more than 1500 members of the PCI community from […]

05 October 2010
PCI Security Standards Council Releases Supplemental Guidance On EMV and Point-to-Point Encryption

WAKEFIELD, Mass., October 5, 2010 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), released guidance papers on the use of point-to-point encryption (P2PE) […]

12 August 2010
PCI Security Standards Council Prepares Industry For Standards Changes

WAKEFIELD, Mass., August 12, 2010 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), published documentation highlighting the expected changes to be introduced with […]

08 July 2010
PCI Security Standards Council Expands Global Reach With Appointment of European Director

WAKEFIELD, Mass., July 8, 2010 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), announced the appointment of Jeremy King as European Director for […]

22 June 2010
PCI Security Standards Council Announces New Three Year Lifecycle For Standards Development

WAKEFIELD, Mass., June 22, 2010 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), announced all three of its standards will follow a three […]

18 June 2010
PCI Security Standards Council Announces Additional Internal Security Assessor Training Dates

WAKEFIELD, Mass., June 18, 2010 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), announced the availability of new training sessions across the United […]

15 June 2010
PCI Security Standards Council To Hold Webinar For Payment Card Community and General Public on Updates To Standards Lifecycle

WAKEFIELD, Mass., June 15, 2010 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), announced it will hold a “Standards Lifecycle Update” webinar for […]

12 May 2010
PCI Security Standards Council Releases Version 3.0 Of PTS Security Requirements

WAKEFIELD, Mass., May 12, 2010 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) security requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), announced the publishing of version 3.0 of the PIN […]

30 April 2010
PCI Security Standards Council Launches Internal Security Assessor Program

WAKEFIELD, Mass., April 30, 2010 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) Security Requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), announced the launch of its Internal Security Assessor Program […]

25 January 2010
Bruce Rutherford Named New PCI Security Standards Council Chairperson

WAKEFIELD, Mass., Jan. 25, 2010 — Today, the PCI Security Standards Council, a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) Security Requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), announced that Bruce Rutherford, group head, fraud management solutions, payment system […]

04 December 2007
ROB TOURT NAMED CHAIRPERSON OF PCI SECURITY STANDARDS COUNCIL

WAKEFIELD, Mass., Dec. 4, 2007 — The PCI Security Standards Council, a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PCI PIN Entry Device (PED) Security Requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), today announced that Rob Tourt, vice president, Network Services at Discover […]