The new members to the board are from:-
- British Airways PLC
- Carlson Wagonlit Travel
- Cartes Bancaires
- Chase Paymentech Solutions
- Cielo S.A.
- Citigroup Inc.
- Elavon Merchant Services
- European Payment Council AISBL
- European Payment Service Providers for Merchants (EPSM)
- First Bank of Nigeria
- Global Payments Direct Inc.
- Middle East Payment Services (MEPS)
- PayPal Inc
- Retail Solutions Providers Assn. (RSPA)
- Square, Inc.
- VeriFone Inc
- Wal-Mart Stores Inc
- Wells Fargo
Among many duties, Board of Advisor members provide directional and technical input on matters of focus vital for maintaining the security standards that protect digital purchasing and payments. Areas of importance include new cybercrime tactics, public-private-law enforcement information sharing, app development and merchant needs in developing economies. New board members are already contributing to the PCI security community through other volunteer opportunities as Participating Organizations. The PCI Council welcomes any person or organization to join in the fight against cybercrime by volunteering as a Participating Organization.
PCI SSC General Manager Stephen W. Orfei said
Cybercrime is standing in the way of economic growth for all businesses, including start-ups in the developing world and multinationals. Criminal networks are well funded and highly motivated to steal our hard-earned money and our personal information. At the Council we are grateful to have some of the best economic and security minds in the world joining the board to help tackle the challenge that cybercriminals present
PCI SSC International Director Jeremy King, said
The simple act of accepting a single credit card payment, an online payment or a mobile payment can send money and data bouncing around the world to dozens of places. And on every device, computer and network there are new methods thieves are creating to steal from us. Fighting a threat like that takes the cooperation of all 700 PCI Participating Organizations. PCI is fortunate to have new board members from Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Latin America charting the path for payment security. Past board members from around the world have been a massive help to the community, helping us keep ahead of new risks. We look forward to working with the new board in the same capacity