PCI Community Meetings – Trends, Updates and Best Practices 2020

4. November 2020

Securing the future of payments together. Our usd PCI experts participated in the 2020 North America Community Meeting and the 2020 Europe Community Meeting. To actively encourage cooperation within the PCI Community, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) hosts the PCI Community Meetings every year. The events provide an ideal setting for exchanging views with international experts of the payment card industry and for learning about security updates, technical advances and regional specifics.

“The Council has done a very good job with the challenge of organizing this year’s Community Meetings as virtual conferences. They offered dedicated slots, for example in the Community Café, to facilitate making international contacts and exchanging views on industry trends and approaches to solutions,” reports Benedikt Krümmel, usd Technical Sales Consultant and PCI Professional

Christopher Kristes, Head of PCI Security Services at usd AG, adds: “For our PCI QSAs and myself, the Community Meetings are important events every year because the payment card industry is constantly evolving. These events are great opportunities for us to maintain a direct exchange with the PCI Council and to receive news from the source itself. We attended different presentations to learn the latest news about the further development of the standards – with the new PCI DSS Version 4.0 being of particular interest, of course. One of my personal highlights was the keynote of John Volanthen on the cave rescue operation in Thailand two years ago. From his extraordinary example, we could learn how important it is to have clear planning and a structured approach when addressing critical issues”.

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