The PCI Security Standards Council has selected payments security consultancy Foregenix to join its inaugural Global Executive Assessor Roundtable.

The PCI SSC Global Executive Assessor Roundtable serves as a direct channel for communication between senior leadership of payment security assessors and PCI SSC senior leadership.

Foregenix is one of 20 organisations to join the PCI Security Standards Council’s Global Executive Assessor Roundtable in its efforts to secure payment data globally. As strategic partners, Roundtable members bring industry, geographical and technical insight to PCI SSC plans and projects on behalf of the assessor community.

Foregenix, a specialist in PCI Forensics (PFI), investigates many large organisations’ data breaches. It is a Point-to-Point Encryption assessor and has recently completed compliance validation for 47% of the world’s P2PE projects, the latest being Africa’s first validated P2PE payment system.

Foregenix’s CEO Andrew Henwood comments: ‘I’m pleased we are contributing positively to our industry in lifting cyber security best practice and providing global and regional perspectives and technical insight as the world’s largest self-funded and independent PCI Assessment Company.

‘We’re looking forward to working with other talented professionals to improve PCI assessor capabilities that will deliver better services and value to merchants, service providers, banks and third parties we all work to protect.’

PCI SSC executive director Lance J. Johnson comments: ‘The Global Executive Assessor Roundtable provides industry expertise and perspectives that influence and shape the development of PCI Security Standards and programs. We look forward to working with Foregenix in our efforts to help organisations secure payment data globally.’

PCI SSC chief operating officer Mauro Lance comments: ‘We need voices from across the assessor community to help ensure we are providing the best standards and programs to support the industry in protecting against today’s modern cybercriminal. We’re pleased to have Foregenix on the PCI SSC Global Executive Roundtable to provide critical insights and help us build on the great efforts that are already being done to increase payment security globally.’

About the PCI Security Standards Council

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) leads a global, cross-industry effort to increase payment security by providing industry-driven, flexible and effective data security standards and programs that help businesses detect, mitigate and prevent cyber attacks and breaches.

About Foregenix

Foregenix is a leading independent cyber security company dedicated to keeping the world’s payment systems secure and a specialist in PCI Forensics (PFI), investigating many of the world’s largest organisation’s data breacheas as well as a Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE)  assessor.

With a decade of experience in the payment card industry (PCI), it helps merchants, payment processors and other operators to ensure they are securing their environments effectively whilst complying with industry security standards. They have completed compliance validation for 47% of the world’s P2PE projects, the latest being Africa’s first validated P2PE payment system.

Foregenix works with clients in the Fintech, retail and e-commerce, hospitality, travel and insurance sectors, as well as banks and governments globally. Its specialists are drawn from backgrounds including law enforcement, counterterrorism and digital security.

Foregenix is headquartered in the UK and has offices in Australia, Brazil, Germany, South Africa, Uruguay and the USA and its consultancy teams operate in more than 15 countries.