The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) recently announced the nomination period for the next PCI SSC Board of Advisors. The Board of Advisors represents PCI SSC Participating Organizations worldwide to ensure global industry involvement in the development of PCI Security Standards. As strategic partners, they bring industry, geographical and technical insight to PCI Council plans and projects. In this post, we talk with 2015-2017 PCI SSC Board of Advisor Member Pierre Chassigneux, EVP Projects & Risk Management Division at Cartes Bancaires, about the role of the PCI SSC Board of Advisors in shaping payment security globally.
What do you see as the greatest challenge in payment security in 2017?
Pierre Chassigneux: The greatest challenge in payment security in 2017 for Cartes Bancaires is mobile security and biometric solutions security, both are directly linked.
The second greatest challenge for me is the CNP fraud. With the ongoing EMV card generalization in the US, the fight against CNP fraud is without any doubt the biggest security challenge that we must all face. The only good answer is the card details devaluation through an increase use of strong authentication mechanisms.
How does the PCI SSC Board of Advisors impact payment security?
Pierre Chassigneux: Through the very rich discussion between the members of the BOA, the staff of PCI SSC and the Brands. Through the informal discussion that we have between all of us, we have the feeling that we are being listened to and have an impact on the Council’s work and plans.
Why did you run for the PCI SSC Board of Advisors?
Pierre Chassigneux: The Board of Advisors is a unique place for a European card scheme such as Cartes Bancaires to be informed about the ongoing work of PCI SSC, to ask for clarification on certain issues and to make proposals to better take into account specific European security issues.
How has serving on the PCI SSC board benefited your company and your customers?
Pierre Chassigneux: My participation to the PCI SSC Board of Advisors has strengthened the legitimacy of our security experts and our positions on security issues within our own organization but also with all our stakeholders - banks, merchants, manufacturers, public institutions, etc.