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PCI Alliance Offers Free Webinar Series

Businesses that missed the PCI DSS compliance deadline can still ward off looming fines and penalties by developing a risk mitigation plan

NEW YORK and LONDON -- Businesses that missed the PCI DSS compliance deadline can still ward off looming fines and penalties by developing a risk mitigation plan.

The nuts and bolts of creating a solid plan - one that can help an organisation come into compliance with PCI DSS plus bolster both data breach defenses and return on security investments -- will be detailed in a free three-part webinar series, beginning Thursday, July 12th at 2pm GMT (9AM ET). Participants can register at the PCI Alliance website by visiting PCI SVA.

The webinars are sponsored by the Payment Card Industry Security Vendor Alliance (PCI SVA), and Vendorcom, a European membership organisation representing stakeholders in the card payments industry. The two organisations have recently partnered to help ensure that compliance with PCI DSS guidelines is as painless as possible for European, US and Multi-national organizations.

A survey conducted last September by The Logic Group found that only 3% of respondents -- which included a sampling of the largest high street retailers, financial services institutions and online businesses in Britian -- were fully PCI compliant. Another study, conducted this spring by the Ponemon Institute, revealed that fewer than one in 10 UK companies deploy encryption across the entire network.

"Global Compliance Strategies and Best Practices" will be the focus of the first segment of the series. Featured speakers are David Taylor, president and CEO of the PCI SVA and Eric Offenberg, Product Marketing Manager at Princeton Softech.

The Payment Card Industry Security Vendor Alliance (PCI SVA)