PCI SSC announces first Asia-Pacific PCI Community Meeting

March 25, 2013

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has announced that it will be hosting the first ever Asia-Pacific PCI Community Meeting in November 2013.

In the past meetings such as this have been held in North America and Europe, however the PCI SSC has decided to include the Asia-Pacific in this year's rotation following a successful PCI town hall style meeting which was held in Singapore in June 2012.

In a statement published March 21, the PCI SSC confirmed that the meeting will take place in Kuala Lumpur and will feature keynote presentations from industry experts.

The meeting will also see the PCI Council’s technical team hosting an interactive roundtable session.

The PCI SSC is best known as the governing body which manages the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) – a set of rules and regulations which governs the safe processing and storage of credit and debit card information.

PCI SSC European director Jeremy King says that the expertise and input of meeting participants will be critical in ensuring the security of payments both in the Asia Pacific and right across the world.

"New technologies such as mobile and cloud computing are quickly changing the way we do business and accept payments. And those in Asia-Pacific are at the forefront of these changes," said Mr King in a statement released March 21.

"We’re thrilled to announce this year’s first ever Asia-Pacific PCI Community Meeting in Kuala Lumpur as a great opportunity for us to come together to share ideas for addressing these payment security challenges."

Businesses with an interest in vulnerability management and payment security will likely be following the outcome of this meeting with some interest.

A new version of the PCI Standards is set to be published later this year, and the PCI SSC has suggested that attendants at the meeting will get a first-hand opportunity to hear how the changes in the standards will apply to them.

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