Mike Mitchell on the near-term plans of the PCI standards council

In this video interview, Mike Mitchell, chairperson of the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) executive committee, looks back at the accomplishments of the committee as it wraps up its fifth year. In the past year, the council has provided guidance and standards on point-to-point encryption, and handling payments on devices that do not accept a PIN.

Looking ahead to 2012, the PCI standards council will create new Special Interest Groups (SIGs) to address hot topics such as risk assessments for payment data security. The council is also creating new training programs for internal security assessors (ISAs) and developing more online training channels. Mitchell notes 2012 is a key feedback year, and the council encourages organizations to provide feedback on the standards in advance of the next major revision to the PCI DSS, due in 2013.

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