PCI Council Announces Inaugural Asia-Pacific Community Meeting

  PCI Council Announces Inaugural Asia-Pacific Community Meeting

— Global payment security leaders invited to gather in Kuala Lumpur to address
            payment security challenges; mobile, cloud computing —

Business Wire

SINGAPORE -- March 20, 2013

At the 6^th Mobile Commerce Summit Asia 2013, speaking on the topic of mobile
payment acceptance security in Asia-Pacific, Jeremy King, PCI Security
Standards Council European Director, announced the Council’s first ever
Asia-Pacific PCI Community Meeting will take place in Kuala Lumpur in November
2013.

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is an open, global forum for the
development of payment card security standards. PCI Community Meetings provide
the opportunity for global leaders representing a breadth of industries and
geographies to come together and discuss the latest updates and challenges in
payment card security. The Council holds these meetings each year in North
America and Europe. Following strong attendance and interest in a PCI town
hall style meeting in Singapore in June 2012, the Council decided to expand
the Community Meeting to Asia-Pacific this year as it continues to promote
payment card security globally.

The date and location for the meeting is as follows:

Asia-Pacific PCI Community Meeting
20 November 2013
Shangri-La Hotel
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The one-day meeting will feature keynotes from industry experts, case study
presentations from those on the front lines of payment security, an
interactive roundtable session with the PCI Council’s technical team, as well
as updates from Special Interest Group (SIG) participants. As the next version
of the PCI Standards will be published in November 2013, meeting participants
will have the chance to hear directly from the Council on the new changes and
how to apply them to their organizations. Attendees will also have the
opportunity to network with colleagues and PCI Council and brand members via
targeted networking sessions and office hours.

“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,” Jeremy King, PCI SSC European Director, told
attendees at the 6^th Mobile Commerce Summit Asia 2013. “As we look to ensure
the security of payments here and around the world, your expertise and input
into the Council’s work is critical. 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.”

Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs) and Internal Security Assessor (ISA)
training sessions are planned for the event also. For more information on
training, visit: https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/training/index.php

The meeting is open to members of the PCI community and the general public.
Attendance fees are as follows:

  *Participating Organization (PO) – no charge for registrants
  *Qualified Security Assessor (QSA)/Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV)/Internal
    Security Assessor (ISA)/PIN Transaction Security (PTS) members/Qualified
    Integrator and Reseller (QIR): First registrant is free; $125 USD for
    additional registrants

  *PCI Professional (PCIP): $125 USD
  *Other interested registrants: $125 USD

For more information, or to register, please visit:
https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/communitymeeting/2013/asiapacific/training.html

The 2013 Asia-Pacific Community Meeting also offers a range of sponsorship
opportunities. For more information on how to become a sponsor, please visit:
https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/communitymeeting/2013/asiapacific/sponsorship.html

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 over 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.

Connect with the PCI Council on LinkedIn:
http://www.linkedin.com/company/pci-security-standards-council

Join the conversation on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/PCISSC

Contact:

PCI Security Standards Council
Laura K. Johnson, Ella Nevill, +1-781-876-6250
press@pcisecuritystandards.org
Twitter @PCISSC
 
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