PCI SSC and SRC
The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is a global forum that develops and promotes the use of information security standards for secure payments. It is responsible for 15 globally recognized and widely used standards for securing electronic payment processes — from payment card production and issuance to payment at the point of interest or in web & app, to the processing of payments in the background.
SRC has been assessing the use of those information security standards since PCI SSC was founded by means of corresponding assessments and product evaluations. The PCI SSC attaches great importance to the exchange between different stakeholders and uses various committees and activities for this purpose. SRC has so far participated in Special Interest Groups and Task Forces as well as in Community Meetings and Request for Comment phases.
Global Executive Assessor Roundtable
The PCI SSC has been giving experienced assessor companies the opportunity to advise its senior management since 2018 through the Global Executive Assessor Roundtable (GEAR). We are excited that our company has been selected this year to be part of the interfaces between leadership of the PCI SSC itself and leadership of the assessment companies by this responsible membership. This will enable us to contribute our years of experience in a direct way. The nomination is valid for the next two years and gives us the opportunity to play an influential role in the further development of specifications for assessment procedures, new training programs and qualification requirements for future assessors. Other GEAR responsibilities include finding ways to promote assessors’ engagement in emerging and new markets, and optimizing assessors’ skills to add value for payments companies
We are proud to be included in this circle and see it as a recognition of our past performance and relevance in the payments security market. At the same time, we are aware of our responsibility to act as a representative for a large community of assessment companies and take this as an additional incentive for the future.