February 04, 2009

Security Standards - PCI Council Nominations

WAKEFIELD, Mass. — The PCI Security Standards Council, which manages the PCI (Payment Card Industry) Data Security Standard, yesterday announced that nominations for election to its board of advisors are now open.

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The board represents the council’s current roster of more than 500 participating organizations and provides strategic and technical guidance to the council on data security standards.

Current board members include Wal-Mart Stores, Tesco, McDonald’s, as well as financial institutions, processors, POS vendors, industry associations and others. Twenty-one seats are available, 14 of which will be open for nomination by current participating organizations.

“We encourage all those involved in the payment process to become a participating organization and consider an elevated board position to continue shaping the next generation of PCI security standards,” said Bob Russo, general manager, PCI Security Standards Council, in a statement.

Organizations interested in becoming a participating organization may obtain more information at

Posted by staff at February 4, 2009 07:11 AM