Client-side website security company Source Defense said that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) as a new Participating Organization, and will work to help secure payment data worldwide through the ongoing development and adoption of the PCI Security Standards.
The PCI SSC leads a global, cross-industry effort to increase payment security by providing flexible, industry-driven and effective data security standards and programs. The keystone is the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which provides an actionable framework for developing a robust payment card data security process and preventing, detecting and mitigating criminal attacks and breaches.
"As online eCommerce continues to grow and payment data is exchanged on websites at an ever-increasing volume, Secure Defense will work with the PCI SSC to review specific and new controls and requirements for the primary origination point of payment data; the corporate website," said Source Defense CEO, Dan Dinnar. "Being a part of the PCI Security Standards Council provides a great opportunity to further improve client-side security and we look forward to this strategic partnership."
The Israeli company will also collaborate with a growing community of more than 800 Participating Organizations to improve payment security worldwide, and also recommend new initiatives for consideration to the PCI Security Standards Council and share cross-sector experiences and best practices at annual PCI Community Meetings.
"In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, PCI Security Standards and resources help organizations secure payment data and prevent, detect and mitigate attacks that can lead to costly data breaches," said Mauro Lance, Chief Operating Officer of the PCI Security Standards Council. "By joining as a Participating Organization, Source Defense demonstrates they are playing an active part in improving payment security globally by helping drive awareness and adoption of PCI Security Standards."