Request for Comments: PCI PTS POI Modular Security Requirements v7.0

Posted by Alicia Malone on 21 May, 2024 in PTS POI and Participation and Request for Comments
From 21 May to 21 June, eligible PCI SSC stakeholders are invited to review and provide feedback on ... READ MORE

Request for Comments: Mobile Payments on COTS (MPoC) v1.1

Posted by Alicia Malone on 20 May, 2024 in Participation and Mobile and Request for Comments
From 20 May to 20 June, eligible PCI SSC stakeholders are invited to review and provide feedback on ... READ MORE

Coffee with the Council Podcast: Help Shape the Future of Payment Security as a PCI SSC Participating Organization

Posted by Alicia Malone on 29 Apr, 2024 in Events and Community Meetings and Awareness and Interview and PCI DSS and Participation and Request for Comments and Coffee with the Council podcasts
Welcome to our podcast series, Coffee with the Council. I'm Alicia Malone, Senior Manager of Public ... READ MORE

Resource Guide: Earn Continuing Professional Education Credits Through the Council

Posted by Alicia Malone on 24 Apr, 2024 in Infographic and Training and Awareness and Certification and Board of Advisors and Participation and Resource Guide
The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has published a resource guide with information on how ... READ MORE

PCI DSS v4: What’s New with Self-Assessment Questionnaires

Posted by Alicia Malone on 27 Mar, 2024 in Small Business and Guidance and Awareness and Small Merchant Resources and QSA and SPoC and PCI DSS v4.0 and SAQs
With the upcoming retirement of PCI DSS v3.2.1 on 31 March 2024, organizations will be transitioning... READ MORE

Spotlight On: HUMAN Security, a New Principal Participating Organization

Posted by Alicia Malone on 26 Mar, 2024 in Awareness and Interview and Participation and Principal PO Spotlight
Welcome HUMAN Security, a new Principal Participating Organization (PPO) at the PCI Security Standar... READ MORE

Coffee with the Council Podcast: A Reflection on 40 Years in the Payments Industry

Posted by Alicia Malone on 25 Mar, 2024 in Interview and Coffee with the Council podcasts
This episode of Coffee with the Council is brought to you by our podcast sponsor, Galix. Welcome to ... READ MORE

Items Noted for Improvement (INFI) Worksheet Discontinued 

Posted by Alicia Malone on 20 Mar, 2024 in Guidance and Awareness and PCI DSS v4.0
After detailed discussions with community stakeholders, PCI SSC is discontinuing theItems Noted for ... READ MORE

Request for Comments: PCI Secure Software Standard v1.2.1 

Posted by Alicia Malone on 11 Mar, 2024 in Software and Participation and Request for Comments and Software Security Framework
From 11 March to 11 April, eligible PCI SSC stakeholders are invited to review and provide feedback ... READ MORE

Welcome to the Newest Associate Participating Organizations

Posted by Alicia Malone on 6 Mar, 2024 in Participation and Associate PO
We are pleased to welcome the newest organizations that have joined as Associate Participating Organ... READ MORE

Coffee with the Council Podcast: Meet the Council’s New Executive Director Gina Gobeyn

Posted by Alicia Malone on 29 Feb, 2024 in Interview and PCI DSS and Coffee with the Council podcasts
Welcome to our podcast series, Coffee with the Council. I'm Alicia Malone, Senior Manager of Public ... READ MORE

Spotlight On: PROSA, a New Principal Participating Organization

Posted by Alicia Malone on 7 Feb, 2024 in Awareness and Interview and Participation and Principal PO Spotlight
Welcome PROSA, a new Principal Participating Organization (PPO) at the PCI Security Standards Counci... READ MORE

AI and Payments: Exploring Pitfalls and Potential Security Risks

Posted by Andrew Jamieson on 6 Feb, 2024 in Guidance and Awareness and PCI SSC and Mobile - MPOC and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
None of this was written by ChatGPT. But that is exactly what you would expect an AI to say, isn’t i... READ MORE

Coffee with the Council Podcast: A Panel Discussion from Asia-Pacific Hosted by Yew Kuann Cheng

Posted by Alicia Malone on 2 Feb, 2024 in Community Meetings and Interview and PCI DSS and Board of Advisors and APAC and Participation and Coffee with the Council podcasts
Hello everyone. Welcome to another edition of our podcast series, Coffee with the Council. Hello fro... READ MORE

PCI DSS v3.2.1 is Retiring on 31 March 2024 – Are You Ready?

Posted by Lauren Holloway on 31 Jan, 2024 in Guidance and Awareness and PCI DSS and FAQ and PCI DSS v4.0
With 31 March 2024 rapidly approaching, Lauren Holloway, Director, Data Security Standards, shares s... READ MORE

Sponsor a Coffee with the Council Podcast

Posted by Alicia Malone on 24 Jan, 2024 in Awareness and PCI SSC and Participation and Coffee with the Council podcasts and Podcast
The PCI Security Standards Council is now offering sponsorship opportunities for its award-winning p... READ MORE

Watch Now: Exclusive Payment Security Insights

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 18 Jan, 2024 in Events and Community Meetings and Video and Global Content Library
The 2024 PCI SSC Global Content Library is now available! The PCI SSC Global Content Library is home... READ MORE

PCI SSC Participating Organizations Share Why You Should Join the Council in 2024

Posted by Alicia Malone on 10 Jan, 2024 in Awareness and PCI SSC and Participation and Video
Collaboration is at the heart of the PCI Security Standards Council’s mission to help secure payment... READ MORE

Limited Revision Planned for PCI DSS v4.0

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 14 Dec, 2023 in PCI DSS and Request for Comments and PCI DSS v4.0
To address stakeholder feedback and questions received since PCI DSS v4.0 was published in March 202... READ MORE

Request for Comments: Draft PCI 3DS Core Security Standard v2.0 and Draft PCI 3DS Data Matrix v2.0

Posted by Alicia Malone on 6 Dec, 2023 in Participation and Request for Comments and 3DS
From 6 December to 19 January 2024, eligible stakeholders are invited to review and provide feedback... READ MORE

Just Published: PCI DSS v4.x Targeted Risk Analysis Guidance

Posted by Lauren Holloway on 28 Nov, 2023 in PCI DSS and Resource Guide and PCI DSS v4.0
Risk analysis is a foundational tool to help organizations identify and prioritize potential threats... READ MORE

Coffee with the Council Podcast: EMVCo and PCI SSC Present: A Discussion on Mobile Payments

Posted by Alicia Malone on 27 Nov, 2023 in Awareness and Interview and Mobile and Coffee with the Council podcasts
Welcome to this episode of Coffee with the Council. I'm Alicia Malone, Senior Manager of Public Rela... READ MORE

Spotlight On: Soft Space, a New Principal Participating Organization

Posted by Alicia Malone on 13 Nov, 2023 in Awareness and Interview and Participation and Principal PO Spotlight
Welcome Soft Space, a new Principal Participating Organization (PPO) at the PCI Security Standards C... READ MORE

Nominate Now for the 2024-2025 Brazil Regional Engagement Board

Posted by Alicia Malone on 9 Nov, 2023 in Awareness and Participation and Brazil and Regional Engagement Board
From 1-17 November 2023, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is accepting nominations from ... READ MORE

Spotlight On: Cartes Bancaires, a New Principal Participating Organization

Posted by Alicia Malone on 7 Nov, 2023 in Acquirers and Awareness and Interview and Participation and Mobile and Principal PO Spotlight
Welcome Cartes Bancaires, a new Principal Participating Organization (PPO) at the PCI Security Stand... READ MORE

Get a Sneak Peek at a Community Meeting Presentation on Compliance is a Program, Not a Project

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 31 Oct, 2023 in Events and Community Meetings
Do not pass up the chance to collaborate and gain knowledge on the latest developments in payment se... READ MORE

Coffee with the Council Podcast: A Panel Discussion from India Hosted by Nitin Bhatnagar

Posted by Alicia Malone on 19 Oct, 2023 in Awareness and Interview and Mobile and Software Security Framework and India and PCI DSS v4.0 and Coffee with the Council podcasts
Welcome to our Podcast series, Coffee with the Council. I am Nitin Bhatnagar, Regional Director of I... READ MORE

Spotlight On: Cielo, a new Principal Participating Organization

Posted by Alicia Malone on 18 Oct, 2023 in Awareness and Interview and Participation and Mobile and Principal PO Spotlight
Welcome Cielo, a new Principal Participating Organization (PPO) at the PCI Security Standards Counci... READ MORE

Spotlight On: Mypinpad, a New Principal Participating Organization

Posted by Alicia Malone on 11 Oct, 2023 in Awareness and Interview and Participation and Mobile and Principal PO Spotlight
Welcome Mypinpad, a new Principal Participating Organization (PPO) at the PCI Security Standards Cou... READ MORE

Spotlight On: Toast, A New Principal Participating Organization

Posted by Alicia Malone on 4 Oct, 2023 in Awareness and Interview and Participation and Principal PO Spotlight
Welcome Toast, a new Principal Participating Organization (PPO) at the PCI Security Standards Counci... READ MORE

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Ruth Barra

Posted by Alicia Malone on 3 Oct, 2023 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
Ruth Barra knows that when you enter a career in technology, you will never know everything. You are... READ MORE

 Important Update Issued to 3DS Core Security Standard Technical FAQs

Posted by Alicia Malone on 29 Sep, 2023 in Awareness and FAQ and Request for Comments and 3DS
In response to stakeholder feedback, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has issued an impo... READ MORE

Part Two: Technical Differences Between SSF and PA-DSS

Posted by Alicia Malone on 28 Sep, 2023 in Software and Awareness and Interview and PA-DSS and Software Security Framework
In a follow up to a previous blog article on Part One: Conceptual Differences Between SSF and PA-DSS... READ MORE

Looking for a Job? Looking for Qualified Talent? Connect on the PCI Community Job Board

Posted by Alicia Malone on 27 Sep, 2023 in Awareness
One of the top issues that the payment security industry is facing right now is the shortage of paym... READ MORE

Get a Sneak Peek at a Community Meeting Presentation on Speaking the Same Language As Your Assessor

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 26 Sep, 2023 in Events and Community Meetings
Do not pass up the chance to collaborate and gain knowledge on the latest developments in payment se... READ MORE

Get a Sneak Peek at a Community Meeting Presentation: Viewing PCI DSS Compliance Through An Attacker’s Lens

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 20 Sep, 2023 in Events and Community Meetings
Do not pass up the chance to collaborate and gain knowledge on the latest developments in payment se... READ MORE

Four Insights from Day 1 of the PCI NACM

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 13 Sep, 2023 in Skimming and Community Meetings and Participation and PCI DSS v4.0
The 2023 North America Community Meeting convened in Portland, OR this week, bringing together thous... READ MORE

Get a Sneak Peek at a Community Meeting Presentation on Third Party Service Providers – Forging a Quality Relationship

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 12 Sep, 2023 in Events and Community Meetings
Do not pass up the chance to collaborate and gain knowledge on the latest developments in payment se... READ MORE

Update on Revision Efforts for PCI 3DS Core and SDK Standards

Posted by Alicia Malone on 7 Sep, 2023 in Interview and Request for Comments and 3DS
The recent publication by EMVCo of updated versions of their 3-D Secure (3DS) specifications, as wel... READ MORE

Spotlight On: PCI Pal, A New Principal Participating Organization

Posted by Alicia Malone on 5 Sep, 2023 in Awareness and Interview and Board of Advisors and Participation and Principal PO Spotlight
Welcome PCI Pal, a new Principal Participating Organization (PPO) at the PCI Security Standards Coun... READ MORE

Meet Our Community Meeting Keynote Speakers

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 30 Aug, 2023 in Events and Community Meetings
PCI SSC Community Meetings bring together the brightest minds in payment security. Don’t miss your o... READ MORE

Get a Sneak Peek at a Community Meeting Presentation on Achieving and Maintaining PCI Compliance In An Acquisition Model

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 29 Aug, 2023 in Events and Community Meetings
Do not pass up the chance to collaborate and gain knowledge on the latest developments in payment se... READ MORE

Coffee with the Council Podcast: Meet the Council’s New Regional VP, North America

Posted by Alicia Malone on 28 Aug, 2023 in Interview and Participation and Coffee with the Council podcasts
Welcome to our podcast series, Coffee with the Council. I'm Alicia Malone, senior manager of public ... READ MORE

Watch a Replay of Our LinkedIn Live Discussion on PCI DSS v4.0

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 24 Aug, 2023 in PCI DSS and PCI DSS v4.0
Did you miss our latest LinkedIn Live event? You can watch a replay of our LinkedIn Live Discussion ... READ MORE

Get a Sneak Peek at a Community Meeting Presentation on Compliance is a Program, Not a Project

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 23 Aug, 2023 in Events and Community Meetings
Do not pass up the chance to collaborate and gain knowledge on the latest developments in payment se... READ MORE

Welcome to the Newest Associate Participating Organizations

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 18 Aug, 2023 in Participation and Associate PO
We are pleased to welcome the newest organizations that have joined as Associate Participating Organ... READ MORE

Get a Sneak Peek at a Community Meeting Presentation on PCI Complexities in Higher Education

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 17 Aug, 2023 in Events and Community Meetings
Do not pass up the chance to collaborate and gain knowledge on the latest developments in payment se... READ MORE

Request for Comments: PCI Secure Software Lifecycle (Secure SLC) Standard v1.1 

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 16 Aug, 2023 in Software and Participation and Request for Comments and Software Security Framework
As of 14 September the RFC Has Been Extended Another 30 Days to Close on 15 October Eligible PCI SSC... READ MORE

5 Great Reasons to Attend a 2023 PCI SSC Community Meeting

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 10 Aug, 2023 in Events and Community Meetings
PCI SSC Community Meetings bring together the brightest minds in payment security. Don’t miss your o... READ MORE

Get a Sneak Peek at a Community Meeting Presentation on Generative AI

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 9 Aug, 2023 in Events and Community Meetings
Do not pass up the chance to collaborate and gain knowledge on the latest developments in payment se... READ MORE

Spotlight On: MagicCube, A New Principal Participating Organization

Posted by Alicia Malone on 25 Jul, 2023 in Training and Awareness and Interview and PCI DSS and Compliance and Participation and Principal PO Spotlight
While not new to the Council, current Board of Advisor member MagicCube is now a new Principal Parti... READ MORE

Spotlight On: AusPayNet, A New Principal Participating Organization

Posted by Alicia Malone on 20 Jul, 2023 in Awareness and Interview and Board of Advisors and Participation and Principal PO Spotlight
Welcome AusPayNet, a new Principal Participating Organization (PPO) at the PCI Security Standards Co... READ MORE

Coffee with the Council Podcast: Meet This Year’s PCI SSC Community Meeting Keynote Speaker, Jenny Radcliffe

Posted by Alicia Malone on 18 Jul, 2023 in Hackers and Events and Community Meetings and Awareness and Interview and Coffee with the Council podcasts
Welcome to our podcast series Coffee with the Council. I'm Alicia Malone, Senior Manager of Public R... READ MORE

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Kristine Harper

Posted by Alicia Malone on 11 Jul, 2023 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
With increased awareness of unconscious bias, and many initiatives supporting women in technology, s... READ MORE

Coffee with the Council Podcast: An Update on Europe, Middle East, and Africa from Jeremy King

Posted by Alicia Malone on 27 Jun, 2023 in Interview and Middle East and PCI DSS and Board of Advisors and Participation and COVID-19 and Coffee with the Council podcasts
Welcome to our podcast series, Coffee with the Council. I'm Alicia Malone, Senior Manager of Public ... READ MORE

Spotlight On: Block, Inc., A New Principal Participating Organization

Posted by Alicia Malone on 8 Jun, 2023 in Software and Certification and Interview and PCI DSS and Cloud Security and Board of Advisors and Participation and Mobile and Principal PO Spotlight
Welcome Block, Inc., a new Principal Participating Organization (PPO) at the PCI Security Standards ... READ MORE

Welcome to the Newest Associate Participating Organizations

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 5 Jun, 2023 in Participation and Associate PO
We are pleased to welcome the newest organizations that have joined as Associate Participating Organ... READ MORE

Spotlight On: Jscrambler, a New Principal Participating Organization

Posted by Alicia Malone on 25 May, 2023 in eCommerce and Apps and Awareness and Interview and Participation and Principal PO Spotlight
Welcome Jscrambler, a new Principal Participating Organization (PPO) at the PCI Security Standards C... READ MORE

PCI SSC is Excited to Share the Global Content Library

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 22 May, 2023 in Events and Community Meetings and Participation and Video
The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is excited to share the Global Content Library - housin... READ MORE

Eight Steps to Take Toward PCI DSS v4.0

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 18 May, 2023 in PCI DSS and QSA and PCI DSS v4.0
The clock is ticking on PCI DSS v3.2.1. On 31 March 2024, PCI DSS v3.2.1 will be retired, making the... READ MORE

Spotlight On: Checkout.com, a New Principal Participating Organization

Posted by Alicia Malone on 17 May, 2023 in Interview and PCI DSS and Participation and PCI DSS v4.0 and Principal PO Spotlight
Welcome Checkout.com, a new Principal Participating Organization (PPO) at the PCI Security Standards... READ MORE

R&H ISAC and PCI SSC Present: Tips for Transitioning to PCI DSS v4.0 - A Conversation with Target

Posted by Alicia Malone on 10 May, 2023 in Interview and PCI DSS and PCI DSS v4.0 and Coffee with the Council podcasts
In this episode, Retail & Hospitality ISAC podcast host Luke Vander Linden is joined by co-host ... READ MORE

Spotlight On: Bank of America, a New Principal Participating Organization

Posted by Alicia Malone on 21 Apr, 2023 in eCommerce and Awareness and Interview and PCI DSS and Participation and PCI DSS v4.0 and Principal PO Spotlight
Welcome Bank of America, a new Principal Participating Organization (PPO) at the PCI Security Standa... READ MORE

Watch Questions with the Council: What to Know About PCI DSS v4.0 Training

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 20 Apr, 2023 in Training and PCI DSS and Video and PCI DSS v4.0 and Questions with the Council
In the third installment of the “Questions with the Council” video series, Senior Manager, Tom White... READ MORE

5 Reasons to Become an Associate PO

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 19 Apr, 2023 in Training and Community Meetings and Participation
PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) Associate Participating Organizations (APOs) are vital cont... READ MORE

Coffee with the Council Podcast: Meet the Council’s Regional Director, Latin America and the Caribbean

Posted by Alicia Malone on 18 Apr, 2023 in Malware and Interview and PCI DSS and Participation and Software Security Framework and Brazil and Regional Engagement Board and Coffee with the Council podcasts
Welcome to our podcast series, Coffee with the Council. I'm Alicia Malone, Senior Manager of Public ... READ MORE

Request for Comments: PCI P2PE v3.1 Standard

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 4 Apr, 2023 in Point to Point Encryption (P2PE) and Request for Comments
P2PE Assessors, P2PE Application Assessors, Qualified PIN Assessors, Qualified Security Assessors, a... READ MORE

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Nancy Zayed

Posted by Alicia Malone on 4 Apr, 2023 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
Nancy Zayed recognizes that there is a significant underrepresentation of women in science, technolo... READ MORE

Request for Comments: PCI TSP Security Requirements

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 27 Mar, 2023 in Participation and Request for Comments and TSP
From 27 March to 27 April 2023, eligible stakeholders are invited to review and provide feedback on ... READ MORE

Spotlight On: BT Group, a New Principal Participating Organization

Posted by Alicia Malone on 23 Mar, 2023 in Awareness and Interview and PCI DSS and Compliance and Participation and PCI DSS v4.0 and Principal PO Spotlight
Welcome BT Group, a new Principal Participating Organization (PPO) at the PCI Security Standards Cou... READ MORE

Watch Questions with the Council: PCI DSS v4.0 and the Customized Approach

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 20 Mar, 2023 in PCI DSS and Video and PCI DSS v4.0 and Questions with the Council and Customized Approach
In the second installment of the “Questions with the Council” video series, Data Security Standards ... READ MORE

Significant Milestone Hit for Payment Software Security

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 16 Mar, 2023 in Software and PA-DSS and Software Security Framework
The PCI Security Standards Council recently hit a significant milestone of 100 products validated to... READ MORE

PCI SSC Announces 2023 Special Interest Group Election Results

Posted by Alicia Malone on 15 Mar, 2023 in PCI DSS and Cloud Security and SIGs and Scoping and Segmentation and Participation and Resource Guide and PCI DSS v4.0
Following its annual Special Interest Group (SIG) election process, the PCI Security Standards Counc... READ MORE

Coffee with the Council Podcast: Help Elect the Council’s Next Board of Advisors

Posted by Alicia Malone on 13 Mar, 2023 in Point of Sale (POS) and Interview and Board of Advisors and Participation and Coffee with the Council podcasts
Hello and welcome to Coffee with the Council. I’m Alicia Malone, Senior Manager of Public Relations ... READ MORE

New Video Series: Questions with the Council

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 21 Feb, 2023 in PCI DSS and Video and PCI DSS v4.0 and Questions with the Council
In this new video series, Emma Sutcliffe, SVP Standards, answers the payment industry’s questions ab... READ MORE

Coffee with the Council Podcast: What’s New at the Council in 2023 Featuring Lance Johnson

Posted by Alicia Malone on 7 Feb, 2023 in Software and Community Meetings and Interview and PCI DSS and Board of Advisors and PTS POI and Participation and Mobile and Participating Organizations and Coffee with the Council podcasts
Welcome to our podcast series, Coffee with the Council. I'm Alicia Malone, Senior Manager of Public ... READ MORE

Vote Now for the 2023 Special Interest Group Project

Posted by Alicia Malone on 6 Feb, 2023 in Guidance and SIGs and Participation
From now through 17 February 2023, PCI SSC Participating Organizations are invited to vote on propos... READ MORE

Access Hours of Payment Security Industry Insights

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 23 Jan, 2023 in Video and Global Content Library
The PCI SSC Global Content Library is now available! The PCI SSC Global Content Library is home to h... READ MORE

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Susanne Faustini

Posted by Alicia Malone on 17 Jan, 2023 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
Building meaningful relationships with her customers is one of Susanne Faustini’s proudest accomplis... READ MORE

Coffee with the Council Podcast: What is Mobile Payments on COTS? Understanding PCI SSC’s New Standard for Mobile Solutions

Posted by Alicia Malone on 14 Dec, 2022 in Awareness and Interview and PTS POI and Mobile and SPoC and Contactless and PIN Security Standard and Coffee with the Council podcasts
Welcome to our podcast series, Coffee with the Council. I'm Alicia Malone, senior manager of public ... READ MORE

PCI DSS v4.0: Roles and Responsibilities for the Customized Approach

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 13 Dec, 2022 in PCI DSS and QSA and PCI DSS v4.0 and Customized Approach
This blog is the third in a series of articles on the customized approach. The first article in this... READ MORE

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Jane Goodayle

Posted by Alicia Malone on 12 Dec, 2022 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
Jane Goodayle believes that unconscious bias exists in every industry. Sometimes, even just the perc... READ MORE

New Web Software Module Introduced in PCI Secure Software Standard Version 1.2

Posted by Alicia Malone on 7 Dec, 2022 in Software and Training and Awareness and Vendors and PA-DSS and Third Party Risk and Software Security Framework
Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published version 1.2 of the PCI Secure Software... READ MORE

Changes to PCI DSS v4.0 Reporting: In Place with Remediation

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 5 Dec, 2022 in PCI DSS and QSA and PCI DSS v4.0
When PCI DSS v4.0 was released in March 2022, a new reporting option was included to document requir... READ MORE

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Kara Gunderson

Posted by Alicia Malone on 21 Nov, 2022 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
Kara Gunderson’s father always told her, “You have to arrange for your own good luck.” And this is a... READ MORE

Just Published: PCI Mobile Payments on COTS

Posted by Alicia Malone on 16 Nov, 2022 in Vendors and Mobile and SPoC and Contactless
The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has published a new standard designed to support the ev... READ MORE

Coffee with the Council Podcast: Meet the Council’s New Regional VP, Asia-Pacific

Posted by Alicia Malone on 14 Nov, 2022 in Breaches and Awareness and Interview and PCI SSC and APAC and Coffee with the Council podcasts
Welcome to our podcast series, Coffee with the Council. I'm Alicia Malone, Senior Manager of Public ... READ MORE

Farewell to PA-DSS: A Tribute to a Foundational Standard

Posted by Alicia Malone on 9 Nov, 2022 in Awareness and Interview and PA-DSS and PCI SSC and Video and Software Security Framework
On 28 October 2022, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) formally retired its Payment Applic... READ MORE

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Stephanie Schiwinger

Posted by Alicia Malone on 25 Oct, 2022 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
Stephanie Schiwinger believes that the key to attracting more women into technology professions is b... READ MORE

Dispatch from the Europe Community Meeting

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 20 Oct, 2022 in Events and Community Meetings and Coffee with the Council podcasts and Podcast
Today was the final day of the 2022 Europe Community Meeting. Alicia Malone, Senior Manager of Publi... READ MORE

Watch and Learn All About Knowledge Training

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 5 Oct, 2022 in Training and Video and Knowledge Training
At the 2022 North America Community Meeting, PCI SSC announced the launch of Knowledge Training. The... READ MORE

Assessors: Prepare for the Closure of PA-DSS

Posted by Alicia Malone on 28 Sep, 2022 in Software and Point to Point Encryption (P2PE) and Training and Acquirers and Awareness and Vendors and PA-DSS and QSA and Software Security Framework
On 28 October 2022, the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) and Program will close a... READ MORE

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Sabeena Job

Posted by Alicia Malone on 20 Sep, 2022 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
Sabeena Job once had a manager who motivated her to elevate her skillset and become a PCI Qualified ... READ MORE

Dispatch from the NACM: Day 3

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 15 Sep, 2022 in Events and Community Meetings and Coffee with the Council podcasts and Podcast
Today was the final day of the 2022 North America Community Meeting. Lindsay Goodspeed, Senior Manag... READ MORE

Bridge the Gap with Knowledge Training

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 15 Sep, 2022 in Training and Events and Community Meetings and Knowledge Training
This week, the Council hosted the North America Community Meeting in Toronto, Canada. During the mee... READ MORE

Dispatch from the NACM: Day 2

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 14 Sep, 2022 in Events and Community Meetings and Coffee with the Council podcasts and Podcast
The first full day of the 2022 North America Community Meeting was filled with engaging and informat... READ MORE

New Opportunities for Collaboration with the Council Coming in 2023

Posted by Mark Meissner on 14 Sep, 2022 in Community Meetings and Participation
This week, the PCI SSC hosts the first in-person Community Meeting in Toronto, Canada since 2019. In... READ MORE

Dispatch from the NACM: Day 1

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 13 Sep, 2022 in Events and Community Meetings and Coffee with the Council podcasts and Podcast
The 2022 North America Community Meeting kicked off today in Toronto with Community Day. Mark Meissn... READ MORE

New Information Supplement: Guidance for Containers and Container Orchestration Tools

Posted by Alicia Malone on 9 Sep, 2022 in Guidance and Awareness and SIGs and Participation
PCI Security Standards Council has published a new Information Supplement: Guidance for Containers a... READ MORE

Introducing the New PCI SSC Mobile App

Posted by Gareth Bowker on 8 Sep, 2022 in Awareness and Mobile
The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is pleased to announce the release of its new mobile ap... READ MORE

Request for Comments: PTS POI Modular Security Requirements v6.2 

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 1 Sep, 2022 in PTS POI and Participation and Request for Comments
From 1 September to 30 September 2022, eligible PCI SSC stakeholders are invited to review and provi... READ MORE

Coffee with the Council Podcast: Internet of Things Security in Payment Environments

Posted by Alicia Malone on 31 Aug, 2022 in Software and Guidance and Patching and Firewalls and Hackers and Awareness and Interview and PCI DSS and Penetration Testing and IoT and Coffee with the Council podcasts
Welcome to our podcast series, Coffee with the Council. I'm Alicia Malone, Senior Manager of Public ... READ MORE

PCI DSS v4.0: Is the Customized Approach Right For Your Organization?

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 29 Aug, 2022 in PCI DSS and PCI DSS v4.0 and Customized Approach
This blog is the second in a series of articles on the customized approach. The first article provid... READ MORE

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Viviana Wesley

Posted by Alicia Malone on 22 Aug, 2022 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
Although Viviana Wesley always knew that she wanted a career in computers and technology, when she f... READ MORE

Coffee with the Council Podcast: A Mid-Year Update from the Council Featuring Lance Johnson

Posted by Alicia Malone on 2 Aug, 2022 in Training and Community Meetings and Interview and PCI DSS and PA-DSS and PCI SSC and Mobile and Software Security Framework and Coffee with the Council podcasts
Welcome to our podcast series, Coffee with The Council. I'm Alicia Malone, senior manager of public ... READ MORE

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Lizzie Noblecilla Piscoya

Posted by Alicia Malone on 19 Jul, 2022 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
Despite a lack of women in technology professions, Lizzie Noblecilla Piscoya believes that women hav... READ MORE

 PCI DSS v4.0: Compensating Controls vs Customized Approach

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 18 Jul, 2022 in PCI DSS and PCI DSS v4.0 and Customized Approach
A primary goal for PCI DSS v4.0 is to increase flexibility for organizations using different methods... READ MORE

Just Updated: Key Blocks Information Supplement 

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 13 Jul, 2022 in PIN Security Standard and Key Blocks and Information Supplement
The PIN Security Requirement 18-3 Key Blocks Information Supplement provides a series of FAQs to hel... READ MORE

Unveiling the New PCI SSC Website

Posted by Gareth Bowker on 11 Jul, 2022 in Awareness and PCI SSC
The PCI Security Standards Council is pleased to announce the completion of the first phase of our n... READ MORE

PCI DSS v4.0: A Perspective from India

Posted by Alicia Malone on 27 Jun, 2022 in Interview and PCI DSS and PCI SSC and India and PCI DSS v4.0 and Coffee with the Council podcasts
Nitin Bhatnagar: Hello, listeners. Welcome to Coffee with the Council, where we discuss what's happe... READ MORE

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Laura Godoy

Posted by Alicia Malone on 14 Jun, 2022 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
Laura Godoy is all too familiar with the “glass ceiling” that exists for women in technology profess... READ MORE

Request for Comments: New Mobile Payments on COTS (MPoC) Standard

Posted by Alicia Malone on 13 Jun, 2022 in Participation and Mobile and Request for Comments and SPoC and Contactless
From 13 June to 15 July 2022, Participating Organizations, PCI-recognized Laboratories, PCI-recogniz... READ MORE

PCI DSS v4.0: A Regional Perspective from Brazil

Posted by Alicia Malone on 25 May, 2022 in Phishing and Interview and PCI DSS and PCI SSC and Brazil and Regional Engagement Board and PCI DSS v4.0 and Coffee with the Council podcasts
After nearly six years with the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), Carlos Caetano, Associate ... READ MORE

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Jennifer Boyd

Posted by Alicia Malone on 16 May, 2022 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
When Jennifer Boyd started her career in Information Technology many years ago, she was one of only ... READ MORE

Perspectives from India: FinTechs

Posted by Mark Meissner on 11 May, 2022 in Software and eCommerce and Breaches and Guidance and Training and Patching and Malware and Hackers and Phishing and Awareness and TLS/SSL and PCI DSS and Cloud Security and Penetration Testing and Multi-Factor Authentication and PCI SSC and Third Party Risk and Remote Access
The FinTech market in India is rapidly growing and changing the entire ecosystem of the Indian banki... READ MORE

PCI DSS v4.0 is Now Available: Resources and Engagement Events

Posted by Alicia Malone on 26 Apr, 2022 in Events and Interview and PCI DSS and PCI SSC and Educational Resource and PCI DSS v4.0 and Coffee with the Council podcasts
Welcome to our podcast series, Coffee with The Council. I'm Alicia Malone, senior manager of public ... READ MORE

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Rema N. Deo

Posted by Alicia Malone on 19 Apr, 2022 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
After a highly respected and widely loved company director passed away, Rema Deo was promoted into h... READ MORE

The Threat of Ransomware Attacks

Posted by Mark Meissner on 14 Apr, 2022 in eCommerce and Breaches and Guidance and Patching and Hackers and Awareness and PCI DSS and Multi-Factor Authentication and PCI SSC and Ransomware
Ransomware attacks continue to present a serious threat to businesses. On the blog, we cover basic q... READ MORE

At a Glance: PCI DSS v4.0

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 13 Apr, 2022 in PCI DSS and Educational Resource and PCI DSS v4.0
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a global standard that provides a baseline of technical and ... READ MORE

PCI DSS v4.0 Resource Hub

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 31 Mar, 2022 in PCI DSS and Educational Resource and PCI DSS v4.0
PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a global standard that provides a baseline of technical and ... READ MORE

PCI DSS v4.0: A Conversation with the Council

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 31 Mar, 2022 in PCI DSS and Video and PCI DSS v4.0
The PCI Security Standards Council has published the PCI Data Security Standard v4.0. The standard w... READ MORE

PCI DSS v4.0: A Preview of the Standard and Transition Training

Posted by Alicia Malone on 24 Mar, 2022 in Training and Interview and PCI DSS and PCI SSC and PCI DSS v4.0 and Coffee with the Council podcasts
Alicia Malone: Welcome to our podcast series, Coffee with the Council. I'm Alicia Malone, senior man... READ MORE

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Helena Shi

Posted by Alicia Malone on 15 Mar, 2022 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
Inspired by the Global Chief Information Officer at one of the world’s largest global investment man... READ MORE

Request for Comments: Web Software Module for the PCI Secure Software Standard

Posted by Alicia Malone on 14 Mar, 2022 in Software and Participation and Request for Comments and Software Security Framework
From 14 March to 12 April 2022, eligible stakeholders are invited to review and provide feedback on ... READ MORE

Countdown to PCI DSS v4.0

Posted by Lauren Holloway on 25 Feb, 2022 in PCI DSS and PCI DSS v4.0
With PCI DSS v4.0 fast approaching, Lauren Holloway, Director, Data Security Standards, shares updat... READ MORE

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Debbie Zaller

Posted by Alicia Malone on 24 Feb, 2022 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
Raised by a single mother, Debbie Zaller learned how to be independent at a young age. This independ... READ MORE

Coffee with the Council Podcast: What’s New in 2022 Featuring Lance Johnson

Posted by Alicia Malone on 23 Feb, 2022 in Training and Community Meetings and Interview and PCI DSS and PA-DSS and PCI SSC and Mobile and Software Security Framework and Coffee with the Council podcasts
Alicia Malone: Welcome to the first episode of our new podcast series, “Coffee with The Council”. I'... READ MORE

The Threat of Ransomware Attacks

Posted by Mark Meissner on 10 Feb, 2022 in eCommerce and Breaches and Guidance and Patching and Hackers and Awareness and PCI DSS and Multi-Factor Authentication and PCI SSC
How the spike in ransomware attacks presents an urgent threat to the payment security community. On ... READ MORE

PCI SSC in Brazil: New Regional Engagement Board for 2022

Posted by Mark Meissner on 27 Jan, 2022 in Software and eCommerce and Breaches and Guidance and Training and Awareness and PCI DSS and Small Merchant Resources and PCI SSC and QSA and Participation and Mobile
PCI SSC has announced a newly expanded Brazil Regional Engagement Board (REB). Here we talk with PCI... READ MORE

Request for Comments: New Mobile Payments on COTS (MPoC) Standard

Posted by Alicia Malone on 24 Jan, 2022 in Participation and Mobile and Request for Comments and SPoC and Contactless
From 24 January to 22 February 2022, Mobile Task Force members and PCI-Recognized Laboratories are i... READ MORE

Troy Leach Says Farewell to PCI SSC

Posted by Lance J. Johnson on 4 Jan, 2022 in PCI SSC
It is said that change is the only constant in life. And the last 21 months have been a time of unpr... READ MORE

Payment Security: A Perspective from Europe

Posted by Mark Meissner on 15 Dec, 2021 in Small Business and Holidays and eCommerce and Breaches and Guidance and Patching and Passwords and Malware and Hackers and Awareness and Point of Sale (POS) and Interview and PCI DSS and PA-DSS and Small Merchant Resources and PCI SSC and Encryption and Third Party Risk and Remote Access
In the eighteen months plus since the outbreak of the COVID-19 global pandemic many businesses have ... READ MORE

Paving the way: Inspiring Women in Payments - featuring Amanda Andrews

Posted by Alicia Malone on 14 Dec, 2021 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
As a young attorney just starting out, Amanda Andrews’ career path would lead her in a direction she... READ MORE

Q&A with Ralph Spencer Poore

Posted by Mark Meissner on 13 Dec, 2021 in Interview and PCI SSC
After more than 10 years working at PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), Ralph Poore, Director,... READ MORE

Paving the way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Jessica Smith

Posted by Alicia Malone on 7 Dec, 2021 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
With inspiration from her family of engineers, Jessica Smith was raised to approach problem-solving ... READ MORE

Paving the way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A podcast featuring Coalfire

Posted by Alicia Malone on 30 Nov, 2021 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
In this edition of our podcast, the PCI Security Standards Council is pleased to host a panel discus... READ MORE

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A Featuring Amandeep Kaur

Posted by Alicia Malone on 9 Nov, 2021 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
Amandeep Kaur was given a life-changing opportunity to leave her small village and move to the Unite... READ MORE

Be On Alert This Holiday Season

Posted by Mark Meissner on 8 Nov, 2021 in Small Business and Holidays and eCommerce and Breaches and Guidance and Patching and Passwords and Malware and Hackers and Awareness and Point of Sale (POS) and Interview and PCI DSS and PA-DSS and Small Merchant Resources and PCI SSC and Encryption and Third Party Risk and Remote Access
In this blog we explore the challenges around security of payment data during the hectic holiday sea... READ MORE

Cybersecurity Month: Work from Home Security Awareness Training

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 25 Oct, 2021 in Small Business and Training and Awareness and Small Merchant Resources and Cyber Security Awareness Month and SMB Series
As an  Official Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), the Council will be sha... READ MORE

Paving the way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Cari King

Posted by Alicia Malone on 22 Oct, 2021 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
She was the first woman in her family to complete high school and a first-generation college graduat... READ MORE

Resource Guide: Defending Against Ransomware

Posted by Mark Meissner on 21 Oct, 2021 in Software and Small Business and eCommerce and Breaches and Infographic and Guidance and Patching and Passwords and Malware and Hackers and Phishing and Awareness and PCI DSS and Penetration Testing and Small Merchant Resources and Cyber Security Awareness Month and BAU and PCI SSC and Third Party Risk and Remote Access and Ransomware
Ransomware attacks have been front and center in the news recently due to high-profile breaches that... READ MORE

Cybersecurity Month: Consider a Cyber Career

Posted by Alicia Malone on 20 Oct, 2021 in Awareness and Cyber Security Awareness Month and Women in Payments
As an  Official Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), the Council will be sha... READ MORE

Request for Comments: PCI 3DS SDK and 3DS Core Security Standards

Posted by Alicia Malone on 18 Oct, 2021 in Participation and Request for Comments and 3DS
From 18 October to 17 November 2021, eligible PCI SSC stakeholders are invited to review and provide... READ MORE

Cybersecurity Month: Defense Against Phishing Attacks

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 13 Oct, 2021 in Small Business and Phishing and Awareness and Small Merchant Resources and Cyber Security Awareness Month and SMB Series
As an  Official Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), the Council will be sha... READ MORE

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Podcast Featuring Adelia Castelino

Posted by Alicia Malone on 12 Oct, 2021 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
As a female entrepreneur, Adelia Castelino credits much of her early success to the role models who ... READ MORE

Cybersecurity Month: Be Cyber Smart

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 7 Oct, 2021 in Small Business and Patching and Passwords and Awareness and Small Merchant Resources and Cyber Security Awareness Month and SMB Series and Encryption and Remote Access
As an  Official Champion of National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM), the Council will be sha... READ MORE

Request for Comments: PTS POI Modular Security Requirements v6.1

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 5 Oct, 2021 in PTS POI and Participation and Request for Comments
From 5 October to 3 November 2021,  eligible PCI SSC stakeholders are invited to review and provide ... READ MORE

Just Published: P2PE v3.1

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 30 Sep, 2021 in Point to Point Encryption (P2PE) and Encryption
Today, the PCI SSC published a minor revision to the PCI Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) ® Standard... READ MORE

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Podcast Featuring Agnes Ng

Posted by Alicia Malone on 28 Sep, 2021 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
Sometimes, being a woman brings in a more human touch when navigating through challenging security i... READ MORE

New Guidelines on Remote Assessments

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 24 Sep, 2021 in Guidance and Interview and PCI SSC and QSA and COVID-19
Today, the Council has published “PCI SSC Remote Assessment Guidelines and Procedures”. These Guidel... READ MORE

Information Supplement: Implementing ISO Format 4 PIN Blocks

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 16 Sep, 2021 in Guidance and PIN Security Standard and Information Supplement
The Implementing ISO Format 4 PIN Blocks Information Supplement provides guidance to help PIN acquir... READ MORE

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A Featuring Zeal Somani

Posted by Alicia Malone on 14 Sep, 2021 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
Women alone can be powerful. But women who empower each other can have an even greater impact. In th... READ MORE

Back-to-Basics: Choose Trusted Partners

Posted by Alicia Malone on 7 Sep, 2021 in Small Business and eCommerce and Breaches and Guidance and Hackers and Awareness and Vendors and PCI DSS and Small Merchant Resources and SMB Series and BAU and COVID-19 and Back to Basics
As small and medium businesses begin to re-open following the pandemic, it’s important to do so secu... READ MORE

 8-digit BINs and PCI DSS: What You Need to Know

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 2 Sep, 2021 in Guidance and PCI DSS and FAQ and 8-Digit BIN
Did you know that there are changes coming in how the Bank Identification Number (BIN, also known as... READ MORE

Back-to-Basics: Think Before You Click

Posted by Mark Meissner on 31 Aug, 2021 in Software and Small Business and eCommerce and Breaches and Guidance and Patching and Passwords and Firewalls and Malware and Hackers and Phishing and Awareness and Small Merchant Resources and SMB Series and BAU and Multi-Factor Authentication and COVID-19 and Back to Basics
As small and medium businesses begin to re-open following the pandemic, it’s important to do so secu... READ MORE

Back-to-Basics: Properly Configured Firewalls

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 24 Aug, 2021 in Software and Small Business and eCommerce and Breaches and Guidance and Firewalls and Hackers and Awareness and Small Merchant Resources and SMB Series and BAU and COVID-19 and Back to Basics
As small and medium businesses begin to re-open following the pandemic, it’s important to do so secu... READ MORE

Paving the way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Sadie Sangster

Posted by Alicia Malone on 23 Aug, 2021 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
Working mothers have a huge amount of determination and possess many of the same skillsets that are ... READ MORE

Back-to-Basics: Secure Remote Access

Posted by Alicia Malone on 17 Aug, 2021 in Software and Small Business and eCommerce and Breaches and Guidance and Passwords and Malware and Hackers and Awareness and Point of Sale (POS) and Vendors and Small Merchant Resources and SMB Series and BAU and Multi-Factor Authentication and Remote Access and COVID-19 and Back to Basics
As small and medium businesses begin to re-open following the pandemic, it’s important to do so secu... READ MORE

Payment Security Experts Emphasize Working Together

Posted by Mark Meissner on 12 Aug, 2021 in eCommerce and Breaches and Guidance and Training and Awareness and Cloud Security and PCI SSC
The PCI SSC Latin American Forum, an online event took place this week with more than 1,100 payment ... READ MORE

Paving the Way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Podcast Featuring Candice Pressinger

Posted by Alicia Malone on 11 Aug, 2021 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
As the first girl in her family who was encouraged to go to university, Candice Pressinger is inspir... READ MORE

Back-to-Basics: Use Strong Encryption

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 10 Aug, 2021 in Small Business and Point to Point Encryption (P2PE) and eCommerce and Breaches and Guidance and Hackers and Awareness and Vendors and Small Merchant Resources and SMB Series and BAU and Encryption and COVID-19 and Back to Basics
As small and medium businesses begin to re-open following the pandemic, it’s important to do so secu... READ MORE

The Importance of Properly Scoping Cloud Environments

Posted by Mark Meissner on 5 Aug, 2021 in Software and eCommerce and Breaches and Guidance and Patching and Hackers and Awareness and Vendors and PCI DSS and Cloud Security and Scoping and Segmentation and PCI SSC and Encryption and Third Party Risk
PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) recently released a j... READ MORE

Back-to-Basics: Keep Software Patched

Posted by Alicia Malone on 3 Aug, 2021 in Software and Small Business and eCommerce and Breaches and Guidance and Patching and Hackers and Awareness and Vendors and Small Merchant Resources and SMB Series and BAU and COVID-19 and Back to Basics
As small and medium businesses begin to re-open following the pandemic, it’s important to do so secu... READ MORE

Part One: Conceptual Differences Between SSF and PA-DSS

Posted by Alicia Malone on 2 Aug, 2021 in Software and Training and Awareness and Vendors and Interview and PA-DSS and PCI SSC and Software Security Framework
To assist stakeholders in their migration from PA-DSS to the Software Security Framework, PCI Securi... READ MORE

Transition to Version 1.1 for New Secure SLC and Secure Software Submissions

Posted by Alicia Malone on 30 Jul, 2021 in Software and Awareness and Software Security Framework
With the release of the Secure Software Lifecycle (“Secure SLC”) Standard v1.1 in February 2021 and ... READ MORE

Back-to-Basics: Use Strong Passwords

Posted by Mark Meissner on 27 Jul, 2021 in Small Business and eCommerce and Breaches and Guidance and Passwords and Hackers and Awareness and Vendors and Small Merchant Resources and SMB Series and BAU and COVID-19 and Back to Basics
As small and medium businesses begin to re-open following the pandemic, it’s important to do so secu... READ MORE

Paving the way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A podcast featuring Marie Babineau

Posted by Alicia Malone on 22 Jul, 2021 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
There was once a time when Marie Babineau felt she had to pretend to be one of the boys in order to ... READ MORE

Request for Comments: PCI Card Production and Provisioning v3 Draft Standard

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 21 Jul, 2021 in Participation and Request for Comments and Card Production
From 21 July to 20 August, PCI SSC stakeholders can participate in a Request for Comments (RFC) on P... READ MORE

Back-to-Basics: Reduce Where Payment Data Can Be Found

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 20 Jul, 2021 in Small Business and eCommerce and Breaches and Guidance and Hackers and Awareness and Vendors and PCI DSS and Small Merchant Resources and SMB Series and BAU and COVID-19 and Back to Basics
As small and medium businesses begin to re-open following the pandemic, it’s important to do so secu... READ MORE

PCI SSC Shares Resources for Navigating Changing Payment Environments

Posted by Lance J. Johnson on 13 Jul, 2021 in Software and Small Business and eCommerce and Breaches and Guidance and Patching and Hackers and Awareness and Vendors and Small Merchant Resources and SMB Series and BAU and COVID-19 and Back to Basics
Greetings to our PCI SSC stakeholder community! With 2021 half done, I wanted to take this opportuni... READ MORE

Paving the way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Lacey Johnson

Posted by Alicia Malone on 6 Jul, 2021 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
From Human Resources to IT Senior Program Manager, Lacey Johnson found her way to the payments indus... READ MORE

Request for Comments: PCI DSS v4.0 Draft Validation Documents

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 28 Jun, 2021 in PCI DSS and Participation and Request for Comments and PCI DSS v4.0
From 28 June to 28 July, PCI SSC stakeholders can participate in a Request for Comments (RFC) on a d... READ MORE

Guidance: How PCI DSS Requirements Apply to WFH Environments

Posted by Lauren Holloway on 25 Jun, 2021 in PCI DSS and Remote Access and COVID-19
PCI DSS requirements may apply to work-from-home (WFH) environments in different ways, depending on ... READ MORE

Request for Comments: PTS HSM Modular Security Requirements

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 24 Jun, 2021 in Request for Comments and PTS HSM
From 24 June to 26 July 2021, PCI SSC stakeholders are invited to review and provide feedback on the... READ MORE

 New Training: Work from Home Security Awareness

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 23 Jun, 2021 in Small Business and Training and Awareness and Interview and COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has forever changed how companies and employees view working from home. It is ... READ MORE

Paving the way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Sherri Collis

Posted by Alicia Malone on 22 Jun, 2021 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
Sherri Collis spent most of her career as the lone female in the conference room, occupying roles mo... READ MORE

Updated PCI DSS v4.0 Timeline

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 17 Jun, 2021 in PCI DSS and PCI DSS v4.0
To follow up on an earlier communication, PCI SSC is now targeting a Q1 2022 publication date for PC... READ MORE

Combating Against Malware Attacks: A Perspective from Brazil

Posted by Mark Meissner on 10 Jun, 2021 in Software and eCommerce and Breaches and Patching and Passwords and Malware and Hackers and Awareness and Vendors and PCI DSS and PA-DSS and Third Party Risk
PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and the Brazilian Association of Credit Card and Services C... READ MORE

Paving the way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A podcast featuring Carey Ferro

Posted by Alicia Malone on 8 Jun, 2021 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
Carey Ferro credits much of her success to having a healthy sense of curiosity. Asking questions and... READ MORE

New: Promote Your PCI SSC Certification with a Digital Badge

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 4 Jun, 2021 in Training and Certification
The PCI SSC offers a range of  training and certification programs to support businesses in their pa... READ MORE

Payment Security in India: A Discussion with Stakeholders

Posted by Mark Meissner on 3 Jun, 2021 in Interview and India
The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) Security Summit of India, an online event took place th... READ MORE

The Future of PCI SSC Mobile Standards

Posted by John Markh on 1 Jun, 2021 in Mobile and SPoC and Contactless
The Council is currently working on the next evolution of its mobile security standards. To date, PC... READ MORE

Just published: SPoC Unsupported Operating Systems Annex

Posted by Alicia Malone on 20 May, 2021 in Mobile and SPoC and PIN Security Standard
The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has published a new, optional, Software-based PIN Entry... READ MORE

Paving the way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Neha Abbad

Posted by Alicia Malone on 19 May, 2021 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
Just prior to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in India, Neha Abbad got an opportunity to work as ... READ MORE

Request for Comments: P2PE v3.1 Draft Standard

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 18 May, 2021 in Point to Point Encryption (P2PE) and Participation and Request for Comments
P2PE Assessors and Participating Organizations are invited to provide feedback on the draft P2PE v3.... READ MORE

New Technical FAQs for PCI 3DS Security Standards

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 17 May, 2021 in Mobile and 3DS
PCI SSC Sr. Manager Jake Marcinko discusses the two newly published PCI 3DS Core and 3DS SDK Technic... READ MORE

E-commerce Payment Security: A Perspective from Brazil

Posted by Mark Meissner on 11 May, 2021 in eCommerce and Interview and Brazil
It has been more than a year since the outbreak of the COVID-19 global pandemic which has had a sign... READ MORE

Paving the way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A podcast featuring Anna-Magdalena Kohl

Posted by Alicia Malone on 3 May, 2021 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
She started out pursuing a career in Human Resources, but soon learned it wasn’t the right fit. Whil... READ MORE

New Terminal Software Module Introduced in PCI Secure Software Standard Version 1.1

Posted by Alicia Malone on 29 Apr, 2021 in Software and Training and Awareness and Vendors and PA-DSS and PTS POI and Software Security Framework
Today, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) published version 1.1 of the PCI Secure Software... READ MORE

Payment Security in South Africa: A Discussion with Stakeholders

Posted by Mark Meissner on 22 Apr, 2021 in Events and Interview and PCI SSC
The PCI SSC Security Summit of South Africa, an online event took place this week with more than 315... READ MORE

Q&A on the Optional P2PE Solution Inventory Template

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 21 Apr, 2021 in Point to Point Encryption (P2PE) and Interview and Encryption
Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) technology makes data unreadable so it has no value to criminals ev... READ MORE

Paving the way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Sarah Lambert

Posted by Alicia Malone on 20 Apr, 2021 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
Sarah Lambert knows that exposure to technology at an early age can make all the difference in wheth... READ MORE

Paving the way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A podcast featuring Noel Haskins-Hafer

Posted by Alicia Malone on 12 Apr, 2021 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
With a background in Russian language and literature, Noel Haskins-Hafer might have seemed like an u... READ MORE

Educate Your Whole Team with Corporate Group Training Classes

Posted by Alicia Malone on 31 Mar, 2021 in Training and Awareness and Certification and Interview
Through Corporate Group Training, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) offers a great way to... READ MORE

Reduced Certification Requirements for PA-QSA Secure Software Assessor Candidates until 30 June 2021

Posted by Alicia Malone on 30 Mar, 2021 in Software and Point to Point Encryption (P2PE) and Training and Awareness and Certification and Vendors and PA-DSS and QSA and Software Security Framework
When the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS) v3.2 closes on 28 October 2022, it will... READ MORE

Paving the way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A podcast featuring Global Payments

Posted by Alicia Malone on 23 Mar, 2021 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
In recognition of Women’s History Month, the PCI Security Standards Council is pleased to bring you ... READ MORE

Paving the way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A Q&A featuring Cindy vanBree

Posted by Alicia Malone on 15 Mar, 2021 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
She’s been recognized by U.S. agency heads for her award-winning contributions to national security.... READ MORE

Just Released: Version 3.1 of the PCI PIN Security Standard

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 12 Mar, 2021 in PIN Security Standard
Today, the PCI SSC published a minor revision to the PCI PIN Security Requirements and Testing Proce... READ MORE

Paving the way: Inspiring Women in Payments - A podcast featuring Natasja Bolton

Posted by Alicia Malone on 4 Mar, 2021 in Interview and PCI SSC and Women in Payments
With more than 20 years in the technology industry, Natasja Bolton’s experience has largely been a p... READ MORE

PCI DSS v4.0 Timeline Updated to Support an Additional RFC

Posted by Lindsay Goodspeed on 26 Feb, 2021 in PCI DSS and Request for Comments and PCI DSS v4.0
Industry feedback is fundamental to the evolution of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Becau... READ MORE

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