CIS Senior Vice President Kathleen Patentreger Appointed a PCI Board Member

By | June 1, 2017

AST GREENBUSH, N.Y., June 1, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — CIS (Center for Internet Security) Senior Vice President of Programs Kathleen Patentreger has been elected to the Board of Advisors of the PCI Security Standards Council®( The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) leads a global, cross-industry effort to increase payment security by providing industry-driven and effective data security standards and programs that help businesses detect, mitigate, and prevent cyberattacks and breaches.

Patentreger will join 28 other PCI Board members dedicated to securing payment data globally. These Board members act as strategic partners and are trusted to bring industry, geographical, and technical insight to PCI SSC plans and projects.

“Kathleen is a proven leader in our industry with a strong resume of support for public-private sector entities. Her perspective leading dozens of volunteer communities from across the globe to build proven security benchmarks and cloud-based products will be a unique and valuable perspective to the PCI Board,” said Steven J. Spano, CIS President and COO. “Kathleen’s contributions will no doubt help raise the bar for PCI compliance across public and private entities,” he added.

“We need voices from across vertical industry sectors, countries, and regions to help ensure we are providing the best standards and the best protection against today’s modern cybercriminal. We’re pleased to have Kathleen Patentreger from CIS on the PCI SSC Board of Advisors to provide critical insights and help us build on the great efforts that are already being done to increase payment security globally,” said PCI SSC International Director Jeremy King.

Patentreger’s responsibilities at CIS include managing staff and activities for the Security Best Practices Automation Group programs. This includes the teams that provide CIS Controls and CIS Benchmarks content development and automation tools development, as well as overall support to CIS SecureSuite™ members.

CIS ( is a forward-thinking nonprofit entity that harnesses the power of the global IT community to safeguard private and public organizations against cyber threats. Our CIS Controls and CIS Benchmarks are global standards and recognized best practices for securing IT systems and data against the most pervasive attacks. These proven guidelines are continuously refined and verified by a volunteer global community of experienced IT professionals. CIS is home to the Multi-State Information Sharing & Analysis Center (MS-ISAC®), the go-to resource for cyber threat prevention, protection, response, and recovery for state, local, tribal, and territorial governments.

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