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PCI Pal Extends Partnership with PCI Security Standards Council to Help Secure Payment Data Worldwide

PCI Pal (LON: PCIP), announced today that it has renewed its membership of the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) as a Principal Participating Organisation. PCI Pal will help drive the future of global payment security with a strategic level of leadership, participation, and influence with the Council.  

The PCI SSC leads the global effort to increase payment security by providing flexible, industry-driven, and effective data security standards and programs. Global industry collaboration is critical to this mission. The Council’s Participating Organisations program brings together industry leaders to strategize about how to protect payment data from the latest threats and to anticipate the needs of an ever-changing payment ecosystem. 

As a Principal Participating Organisation, PCI Pal will provide strategic direction to help shape the future of the Council. PCI Pal will impact the direction of PCI SSC standards, drive technical discussions, and have input into Council initiatives. 

“Every day, companies and organizations across the globe face an ever-changing payment landscape with new and evolved threats attacking their systems, and data,” said Lance Johnson, Executive Director of the PCI Security Standards Council. “By joining as a Principal Participating Organisation, PCI Pal will have a significant impact on how PCI SSC helps them address these challenges especially the direction and development of PCI Security Standards and resources that help organizations prevent, detect, and mitigate attacks on global payment data.”  

Geoff Forsyth, Chief Information Security Officer, PCI Pal, said: “Being a Participating Organisation gives us the opportunity to actively participate in the ongoing development of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard and other security standards. As leading experts within the industry, we are proud to play our part in helping to shape future standards so they are both relevant and effective. It also demonstrates our firm commitment to data security, compliance, and payments by supporting our customers in upholding the PCI DSS requirements.”