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usd AG Appointed Strategic Partner to the International PCI SSC GEAR

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) provides an international, open forum to manage the security standards of the Payment Card Industry (PCI). The PCI SSC aims to establish, manage and develop security standards that raise the payment security level in companies.

The PCI SSC Global Executive Assessor Roundtable (GEAR) serves as a direct communication channel between PCI Security Auditors and the PCI SSC Senior Leadership. This format enables the company members to provide the PCI SCC with input, feedback and recommendations on behalf of the PCI assessor community.

usd AG is one of 20 companies world-wide appointed by the PCI SSC to participate in the Global Executive Assessor Roundtable. As a strategic partner to the GEAR, usd AG supports the PCI SSC with plans and projects by providing industry-specific, geographical and technical expertise on behalf of the PCI assessor community.

PCI SSC Chief Operating Officer Mauro Lance says: “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.”

Christopher Kristes, board member and Head of Security Audits & PCI at usd AG is delighted about the invitation to the Roundtable: “We feel great appreciation for this appointment and are pleased and proud to be able to make a further contribution to greater security in the global credit card industry in this capacity.”