Sterling Payment Technologies Joins the PCI Security Standards Council
Sterling will now have access to the latest payment card security standards from the Council.
Sterling Payment Technologies (Sterling) has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new participating organization. Sterling will work with the Council to evolve the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) and other payment card data protection standards.
The PCI DSS, endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., requires merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to information security controls and processes that ensure data integrity. The mission of the PCI Security Standards Council is to enhance payment account security by driving education and awareness of PCI security standards. More information on the Council and the PCI Security Standard can be found at www.pcisecuritystandards.org.
Sterling will now have access to the latest payment card security standards from the Council, be able to provide feedback on the standards and become part of a growing community that now includes more than 500 organizations. In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, adhering to the PCI DSS represents an entity’s best protection against data criminals.
“The PCI Security Standards Council is committed to helping everyone involved in the payment chain protect consumer payment data,” said Bob Russo, general manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. “By participating in the standards setting process, Sterling Payment Technologies demonstrates they are playing an active part in this important end goal.”
“We see the critical need for giving greater protection to payment data, and are ready to share our best practices in this field. The PCI Security Standards Council initiative allows us to take part in decisions that affect new security standards,” said Paul Hunter, President and CEO of Sterling Payment Technologies.