Bristol, United Kingdom (PressExposure) September 26, 2011 -- As Council's newest Participating Organization CreditCall to contribute to the development of PCI Security Standards.
CreditCall, the specialist payment services provider and transaction gateway, announced today that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new Participating Organization. CreditCall will work with the Council to achieve and improve payment data security worldwide through the ongoing development of the PCI Security Standards.
Endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., the 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. To enhance payment data security globally while embracing new technologies as they are developed, the Council relies on involvement of those across the payments processing chain, from merchants and service providers to payment device manufacturers and software developers, financial institutions and processors.
As a Participating Organization, CreditCall [http://www.creditcall.com] adds its voice to the standards setting process and will receive previews of drafts of standards and supporting materials in order to provide feedback to shape their final versions, as well as engage a growing community of more than 600 organizations united to improve payment 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 Bob Russo, General Manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. "By joining as a Participating Organization, CreditCall demonstrates it is 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."
Pete Alcock, CreditCall's Marketing Director added, "CreditCall has consistently been at the forefront of payment processing development, with each innovation driving new card payment acceptance across industries as diverse as parking, kiosks, e-Commerce and mobile. Certified to PCI DSS Level 1 since 2006, we are critically concerned with the protection of cardholder data and to have early visibility of draft changes to the standards will be of significant benefit."
About the PCI Security Standards Council
The PCI Security Standards Council is an open, global forum that is responsible for the development, management, education and awareness of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and other standards that increase payment data security. Founded in 2006 by the major payment card brands American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., the Council has more than 600 Participating Organizations representing merchants, banks, processors and vendors worldwide. To learn more about playing a part in securing payment card data globally, please visit: pcisecuritystandards.org.