PCI DSS and general security and compliance solutions provider New Net Technologies (NNT) has become a member of the PCI Security Standards Council.

To enhance payment data security globally while embracing developing technologies, the council relies on the involvement of those across the payments processing chain, from merchants and service providers to payment device manufacturers and software developers, financial institutions and processors.

According to NNT, as a participating organisation it will add its voice to the standards-setting process and receive previews of standards drafts. It will also engage with a growing community of more than 600 organisations working to improve payment security.

Russell Willcox, chairman at NNT, said: “We are absolutely delighted to be involved with the PCI Security Standards Council. The more weight we can add to the ongoing drive to secure and protect organisations involved in the handling of credit card data the better. We hope others will come on board and continue to develop the important body of work already under way at the council.”

Bob Russo, general manager of the PCI Security Standards Council, said: “By joining as a participating organisation, NNT demonstrates it is 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.”