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PCI Security Standards Council Hosts Global Payment Security Forum

The Global Community Forum Featured Guidance from the Council and Industry Leaders on Payment Security Threats and Best Practices in 2021

WAKEFIELD, Mass., 28 October 2021 — Nearly 3,500 stakeholders registered for the PCI SSC Global Community Forum, which provides a platform for leaders in the payment security industry to collaborate and share knowledge on security best practices to protect payment data against cybercrime. The multi-day global virtual event featured insights into the development of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) v4.0 and addressed regional payment security trends including discussions on the rapid evolution of mobile payments and the ongoing challenges faced due to the global pandemic. The event included a keynote presentation from J.R. Martinez, a bestselling author, motivational speaker, advocate, and wounded U.S. Army veteran.

“The Global Community Forum brings together global leaders in the payments security industry to learn, share and discuss the current state and future of payment security. Collaboration is a core tenet of the Council- the feedback from this collaboration is what drives the changes to our standards and programs and helps us address changing technologies and emerging threats to payment data,” said PCI SSC Executive Director Lance J. Johnson.

The event included presentations on the upcoming publication of the PCI Data Security Standard v4.0. The flagship payment data security standard is in the final stages of development, after undergoing multiple RFC periods. An exclusive preview draft of the Standard will be made available under a non-disclosure agreement to Participating Organizations, Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs), and Approved Scanning Vendors (ASVs) in January 2022. Public release of the Standard is targeted for March 2022.  For more information read the PCI Perspectives Blog: Updated PCI DSS v4.0 Timeline

Other key topics discussed at the meeting included:

Visit the PCI SSC website for more information on all of the PCI Council’s efforts and activities including how your organization can attend the next PCI SSC forum and join the global cross-industry effort to increase payment security.

About 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, flexible and effective data security standards and programs that help businesses detect, mitigate and prevent cyberattacks and breaches. Connect with the PCI SSC on LinkedIn. Join the conversation on Twitter @PCISSC. Subscribe to the PCI Perspectives Blog.



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