The word on payment security spreads as the election results for the newly elected board that will represent the 2013-2015 PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) have been revealed.

The board, which will represent the PCI community by providing counsel to SSC leadership, includes Woolworths Limited, PayPal, Wal-Mart, Retail Solutions Provider Asscoation, FedEx, Starbucks Coffee Company and Ingencico.

Board of Advisor members will provide strategic and technical input to PCI SSC on specific areas of Council focus. Past board members have provided reach into key industry verticals and geographies to help raise awareness and adoption of PCI Standards; have shared their experience with implementing PCI Standards in presentations at the annual Community Meetings; and have contributed guidance on training product development and led Special Interest Groups (SIGs).
“Active involvement from our participating organisation base is critical to ensuring the PCI Standards remain at the front line for protection against threats to payment card data,” said Bob Russo, general manager, PCI Security Standards Council.

“Once again I am impressed by the turn out in the election process. It’s particularly encouraging to see new markets looking towards open global standards like the PCI Standards to help secure payment card data worldwide.

“The Council and wider stakeholder community will benefit from the breadth of experiences and perspectives that this new board represents.”
The board will support the Council’s mission to raise awareness and drive adoption of PCI Standards worldwide and will kick off its work in June with its first face-to-face meeting with Council management.