usd AG Partner to PCI SSC GEAR 2022-2024

11. August 2022

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has reappointed usd AG to the Global Executive Assessor Roundtable (GEAR).

Since 2018, the GEAR has enabled a direct exchange between PCI assessors and the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). Every two years, leading PCI assessor companies from all over the world are selected from a large number of applications to provide guidance, feedback and recommendations to the PCI SSC on behalf of the PCI assessor community.

As a strategic partner of GEAR, usd AG continues to support the PCI SSC in plans and projects with industry-specific, geographical and technical knowledge. In doing so, it contributes to the goal of advancing the establishment, management and further development of security standards that further increase payment security at companies.

PCI SSC Executive Director Lance J. Johnson: "We need voices from across the assessor community to help ensure we are providing the best standards and programs to support the industry in protecting against today’s modern cybercriminal. We’re pleased to have usd AG on the PCI SSC Global Executive Roundtable to provide critical insights and help us build on the great efforts that are already being done to increase payment security globally."

"We are honored to have been part of the Global Executive Assessor Roundtable since 2018 and to continue our involvement in the next two years. The past has shown that all stakeholders in the payment industry benefit greatly from the close cooperation between the PCI SSC and QSA Companies, and that together we contribute to more security in the global credit card industry," says Christopher Kristes, Member of the Execuritve Board and Head of Security Audits & PCI at usd AG.

The official press release from PCI SSC can be found here.

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