The PCI Security Standards Council’s mission is to enhance global payment account data security by developing standards and supporting services that drive education, awareness, and effective implementation by stakeholders.
The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is a global forum for the ongoing development, enhancement, storage, dissemination and implementation of security standards for account data protection. Our role is to enhance global payment account data security by developing standards and supporting services that drive education, awareness, and effective implementation by stakeholders. We achieve this with a strategic framework to guide our decision making process and ensure that every initiative is aligned with our mission and supports the needs of the global payments industry.
The PCI SSC is led by a policy-setting Executive Committee composed of representatives from American Express, Discover, JCB International, Mastercard, UnionPay and Visa Inc. Enforcement of compliance with PCI Standards and determination of any non-compliance penalties are carried out by the individual payment brands and not by the PCI SSC. This At-a-Glance describes how the PCI SSC leverages the Strategic Framework to help stakeholders enhance security for payment cardholder data.