CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Breach Security, Inc., the leader in web application security, today announced it has joined the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council(tm), an open global forum founded by American ExpressÂ®, DiscoverÂ® Financial Services, JCBÂ®, MasterCard WorldwideÂ®, and VisaÂ® International for the ongoing development and implementation of security standards for payment account data protection.
Participating organizations assist in steering the direction of PCI standards through active involvement in community meetings, advance review of drafts of standards and supporting materials, along with regular dialogue with key stakeholders. Breach Security is the first participating Organization Member of the PCI Security Standards Council to address the rapidly growing threat against attacks on web applications. Organizations collecting and processing credit card payments online will benefit from this extra layer of protection from hackers and data leakage Breach Security offers.
The PCI Security Standards Council is responsible for publishing and enforcing the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). The PCI DSS, a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment account data security, was introduced in January 2005 by the founding payment brands of the PCI Security Standards Council to help facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures on a global basis.
The PCI DSS is a multifaceted security standard that includes requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design, and other critical protective measures. This comprehensive standard is intended to help organizations proactively protect confidential customer account information and data. Five states, including Texas and California, have proposed legislation to enforce the PCI DSS.