PCI security standards council announces new chairperson

Bruce Rutherford has been appointed as chairperson of the PCI security standards council.

Rutherford, group head of fraud management solutions and payment system integrity at MasterCard, will steer the council as it works with industry stakeholders to create and release new standards in 2010.

He succeeds Lib De Veyra, vice president of emerging technologies at JCB International, and will work with the council's board of advisors, participating organisations, assessor community and merchants globally to increase adoption of the PCI standards.

In addition he will work with stakeholders to refine the draft iteration of the next release of the PCI standards and help educate and prepare the market place for the updates.

Rutherford said: “It is a very exciting time to take the reins of the council. Under the previous leadership of [the]outgoing chairperson we had great success elevating awareness of the PCI standards globally and providing the industry with a better understanding of how to address payment security challenges.

“In 2010, I look forward to working with everyone in the payment chain to continue this momentum, as well as developing the next generation of standards we can all use to protect sensitive payment information.”

Bob Russo, general manager of the PCI security standards council, said: “This next year will be crucial for developing the ongoing practices and disciplines necessary for the security of payment card transactions. I look forward to working closely with Bruce and the rest of the council's stakeholders to continue to improve payment security globally.”

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