— As Council’s newest Participating Organization Lumen21 to contribute to the development of PCI Security Standards—
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Orange, CA/USA, April 29, 2014 — Lumen21 is a leading consulting firm specializing in infrastructure optimization, application solutions, network, and operations management , announced today that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new Participating Organization. Lumen21 will work with the Council to achieve and improve payment data security worldwide through the ongoing development of the PCI Security Standards, including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS).
Endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., the PCI Security Standards require merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to information security controls and processes that ensure data protection. To enhance payment data security globally while embracing new technologies as they are developed, the Council relies on involvement of those across the payments processing chain, from merchants and service providers to payment device manufacturers and software developers, financial institutions and processors.
As a Participating Organization, Lumen21 adds its voice to the standards setting process and will receive previews of drafts of standards and supporting materials in order to provide feedback to shape their final versions, as well as engage a growing community of more than 700 organizations united to improve payment security.
Lumen21 will also have the opportunity to recommend new initiatives for consideration to the PCI Security Standards Council, participate in exclusive webinars and question and answer sessions with Council representatives, and review and discuss new versions of the PCI Security Standards while sharing cross-sector experiences and best practices at the annual Community Meetings.
As a participating organization, Lumen21 will now have access to the latest payment card security standards from the council, be able to provide feedback on the standards and become part of a growing and important community in the PCI space. In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, adhering to the PCI DSS represents a significant aspect of an entity’s protection against data criminals. As a participating organization, Lumen21 is adding its voice to the process.
“In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, adhering to the PCI DSS represents an entity’s best protection against network security threats and data breaches,” said Bob Russo, General Manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. “By joining as a Participating Organization, Lumen21 demonstrates they are playing an active part in mitigating the threats and improving the security of the payment chain globally by driving the security standards to higher levels of adoption and strength.”
“Lumen21 recognizes the importance of compliance to our customers,” said Eduardo Don Jr., President, Lumen21, Inc. “We are pleased to join the Council in order to help customers’ Cloud environments comply with the PCI DSS and other security standards. By working with the Council, we are enabling our retail customers to fully leverage the business benefits of Cloud Computing. These include lower capital and operating costs, increased business continuity, strengthened security and improved energy efficiencies, which can all be achieved while enforcing current compliance standards.”
About the PCI Security Standards Council:
The PCI Security Standards Council is an open, global forum that is responsible for the development, management, education and awareness of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) and other standards that increase payment data security. Founded in 2006 by the major payment card brands American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., the Council has more than 700 Participating Organizations representing merchants, banks, processors and vendors worldwide. To learn more about playing a part in securing payment card data globally, please visit: pcisecuritystandards.org.
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About Lumen21, Inc.:
Lumen21 is a leading consulting firm specializing in infrastructure optimization, application solutions, network, and operations management. Lumen21 works with clients to provide visibility and control of their physical, application and operations environments. Lumen21 consultants are equipped with the methodology and tools that allows them to integrate the business issues and the needed technology solutions to address them. Visit www.lumen21.com
Media Contact: PR@Lumen21.com or (714) 862-2171 ext. 5230