Entrust Datacard, a provider of trusted identity and secure transaction technology solutions, has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a Participating Organization.
Entrust Datacard will work with the council to achieve and improve payment data security worldwide, according to a press release.
The company will play a role in the ongoing development of the PCI Security Standards, including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard, PIN Transaction Security requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard.
PCI Security Standards require merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to information security controls and processes that ensure data protection.
Entrust Datacard also will have the opportunity to recommend new initiatives for consideration by the council, participate in webinars and Q&A sessions, and review and discuss new versions of the PCI Security Standards, while sharing cross-sector experiences and best practices at annual community meetings.
“This membership will not only provide us with better insight into the activities and direction of PCI, but also give us the opportunity to add our voice to the payments and security conversation in a new way,” Mark Ruchie, chief information security officer for Entrust Datacard, said in the release. “With a strong foothold in the financial industry, we believe that we are uniquely positioned to contribute our expertise to the council, as well as play a leading role in the education and awareness of payment data security.”
“In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, adhering to the PCI DSS represents an entity’s best protection against network security threats and data breaches,” said Stephen W. Orfei, general manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. “By joining as a participating organization, Entrust Datacard demonstrates they are playing an active part in mitigating the threats and improving the security of the payment chain globally by driving the security standards to higher levels of adoption and strength.”
Source: Retail Customer Experience