PCI Security Standards Council®

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Make a Difference in our Industry

Your organization is invited to become a PCI stakeholder and help influence the direction of PCI Data Security Standards. As a Participating Organization, you have a right and an obligation to help reduce threats to payment security -- it’s only with your help and active engagement that we can drive security standards to higher levels of strength and adoption.


Partnering for Global Payment Security

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) leads a global, cross-industry effort to increase payment security by providing industry-driven, flexible and effective data security standards and programs to help businesses detect, mitigate and prevent cyberattacks and breaches. Global industry collaboration is critical to this mission. Payment security is everyone’s responsibility. It can’t fall to one entity - bank, card brand or retailer - to secure the whole system. Every entity that stores, processes or transmits cardholder data must play a role. The PCI SSC provides an open forum for the industry to come together to develop security standards and programs that help secure payment data globally.

From merchants and service providers to payment device manufacturers and software developers, financial institutions and processors -- we seek involvement by all sectors of the industry.

Join Us and Make Your Voice Heard

Industry Partnerships:

How PCI SSC Turns Feedback into Action:

Community Meetings

Annual Community Meetings are a primary expression of the Council’s goal to create a global collaboration for payment security. Community meetings are held in global regions such as North America, Europe, Latin America, Middle East and Africa, and Asia/Pacific. Each meeting attracts leaders from across the security, payments, financial institutions, retail, and technology fields. The agendas combine informative sessions led by industry specialists with networking breaks and opportunities to connect with your peers. Community Meetings are also key feedback forums for the Council -- an opportunity to let us know about your successes and challenges, ideas and suggestions regarding PCI standards and supporting programs.

Exclusive Communications

One benefit of becoming a member of the PCI Security Standards Council is access to exclusive communications. All Participating Organizations receive the Council’s weekly communication, The PCI Monitor. Members also receive exclusive access to quarterly webinars.

See below for samples of communications from the Council:

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What Others Say

“We are very pleased with the pricing changes that the PCI SSC is making to the PO Program. The revised pricing structure will hopefully lead to even greater participation from organizations in South Africa and throughout the continent.  We applaud the PCI SSC for responding to industry feedback and developing this thoughtful and inclusive policy.”
Walter Volker, CEO
Payment Association of South Africa (PASA)

“The PCI SSC Board of Advisors is comprised of representatives that have a wide range of expertise and experience across the payment industry.  Through open, direct dialog and collaboration, the Board provides the PCI SSC feedback on payment security topics and raises critical payment security topics for consideration and action.”
Jeff Monts, Operational Risk Manager and Senior Vice President
Wells Fargo - PCI SSC Board of Advisor Member 2015-2017

“Joining the council provides MagicCube with two great advantages, especially with regard to PIN on Glass specifications: We are able to gain greater insight into the goals of the PCI organization as well as additional clarity on its objectives early in the process. Secondly, the PCI's process opens the door for new innovative security technologies, allowing us to contribute to the final specifications.“
Sam Shawki, CEO and Co-Founder

“Our selection for the Qualified Security Assessor seat on the PCI SSC Brazil Regional Engagement Board is a real honour and testament to our commitment, knowledge and reputation in the field.”
Guilherme Scheibe, Managing Consultant for Foregenix Latin America

"When developing SmartCheckout, PCI DSS certification was a mandatory requirement. But it ended up being more important than just the product. The maturity level we reached in the process of becoming compliant helped in defining us as a company.  Today as a global digital commerce solution, joining PCI Security Standards Council as a Participant Organization presents us with a great opportunity to contribute to the improvement of the standards in parallel with the many great companies who are also part of the program."
Andre Uchoa, Chief Security Officer and Enterprise Architect

“Without the PCI Security Standards Council setting the standards, and providing the frameworks via the standards, where would we be?”
Tracey Long, Senior Payment Data Security Manager
Worldpay -PCI SSC Board of Advisor Member 2015-2017

“The PCI Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are one of the best ways to make the PCI DSS stronger and merchants more secure.”
Joseph Pierini, Vice President of Technical Services
PSC, Part of NCC Group

“The PCI SSC Board of Advisors provides valuable, specific industry-sector knowledge in order to contribute towards wide ranging discussions that ultimately influence the direction and focus of payment security and the outputs of the PCI SSC.”
 Michael Christodoulides, VP, Security and Fraud Product Team
Barclaycard - PCI SSC Board of Advisor Member

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