Thomas Stoesser l Nov 13, 2019 4:00:00 PM l PCI DSS

Comforte AG to Partner with PCI Security Standards Council to Help Secure Payment Data Worldwide

—As Council's Newest Participating Organization, comforte AG to Contribute to the Development of PCI Security Standards—

Wiesbaden, Germany - 13 November 2019 — comforte AG, a leading provider of enterprise data security, announced today that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) as a new Participating Organization. comforte AG will work with the PCI SSC to help secure payment data worldwide through the ongoing development and adoption of the PCI Security Standards. 

The PCI SSC leads a global, cross-industry effort to increase payment security by providing flexible, industry-driven and effective data security standards and programs. The keystone is the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which provides an actionable framework for developing a robust payment card data security process and preventing, detecting and mitigating criminal attacks and breaches.

As a Participating Organization, comforte AG adds its voice to the standards development process and will collaborate with a growing community of more than 800 Participating Organizations to improve payment security worldwide. comforte AG will also have the opportunity to recommend new initiatives for consideration to the PCI Security Standards Council and share cross-sector experiences and best practices at the annual PCI Community Meetings.

“In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, PCI Security Standards and resources help organizations secure payment data and prevent, detect and mitigate attacks that can lead to costly data breaches,” said Mauro Lance, Chief Operating Officer of the PCI Security Standards Council. “By joining as a Participating Organization, comforte AG demonstrates they are playing an active part in improving payment security globally by helping drive awareness and adoption of PCI Security Standards.”

"comforte AG has over two decades of experience helping enterprises achieve PCI compliance by securing cardholder data. We are proud to join PCI SSC as a Participating Organization and will continue to do our part to promote sound data security practices.  " Michael Deissner, CEO at comforte AG

About the PCI Security Standards Council

The PCI Security Standards Council is a 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. Connect with the PCI Council on LinkedIn. Join the conversation on Twitter @PCISSC. Subscribe to the PCI Perspectives Blog.

About comforte AG

comforte AG is a leading provider of enterprise data security. Today, more than 500 enterprises worldwide rely on comforte to secure the sensitive data they have been entrusted with. With more than 20 years of experience in data protection and connectivity of truly mission-critical systems, comforte is the perfect partner for organizations who are determined to protect their most valuable asset: data.

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