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PCI Security Standards Council

The PCI (Payment Card Industry) Security Standards Council is an industry-led standards organization, founded by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa International to provide a formalized standards body to manage the ongoing evolution of PCI Security Standards. The PCI Security Standards Council is responsible for the following tasks:

  • Develop and manage the PCI Data Security Standard, including maintenance, clarification and revisions of the Standard.
  • Establish and maintain industry-level approval processes for qualified security assessors and network scanning vendors.
  • Publish and distribute the PCI Data Security Standard.
  • Provide an open forum where all key stakeholders can provide input into the ongoing development of other payment security standards.

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