MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif., Dec. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- MobileIron, the leader in security and management mobile apps, content, and devices, announced today that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new Participating Organization. MobileIron will work with the Council to achieve and improve payment data security worldwide through the ongoing development of the PCI Security Standards, including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS).
On Tuesday, December 17, MobileIron will be hosting a webinar: Is Your Mobile Strategy Ready for PCI 3.0? Led by Michael Raggo, MobileIron Security Evangelist, the webinar will cover:
- New PCI DSS 3.0 mobile requirements
- Recent mobile attacks and countermeasures for credit card environments
- Building a comprehensive mobile security strategy for mobile credit card processing
To register, please visit: https://info.mobileiron.com/PCI_Webinar.html
Endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., the PCI Security Standards require merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to information security controls and processes that ensure data protection. To enhance payment data security globally while embracing new technologies as they are developed, the Council relies on involvement of those across the payments processing chain, from merchants and service providers to payment device manufacturers and software developers, financial institutions and processors.
As a Participating Organization, MobileIron adds its voice to the standards setting process and will receive previews of drafts of standards and supporting materials in order to provide feedback to shape their final versions, as well as engage a growing community of more than 600 organizations united to improve payment security.
MobileIron will also have the opportunity to recommend new initiatives for consideration to the PCI Security Standards Council, participate in exclusive webinars and question and answer sessions with Council representatives, and review and discuss new versions of the PCI Security Standards while sharing cross-sector experiences and best practices at the annual Community Meetings.
"In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, adhering to the PCI DSS represents an entity's best protection against network security threats and data breaches," said Bob Russo, General Manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. "By joining as a Participating Organization, MobileIron demonstrates they are 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."
"We are committed to supporting our customers as they become Mobile First organizations," said Ojas Rege, VP Strategy, MobileIron. "By joining the PCI Security Standards Council, we can help them achieve PCI compliance and enable secure mobile payments. We look forward to being an advocate for our customers and working with other mobile security leaders on the Security Standards Council."
MobileIron's participation in the PCI Security Standards Council demonstrates our mobile security thought leadership to improving mobile payment security.
About the PCI Security Standards Council
The PCI Security Standards Council is an open, 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. Founded in 2006 by the major payment card brands American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., the Council has more than 600 Participating Organizations representing merchants, banks, processors and vendors worldwide. To learn more about playing a part in securing payment card data globally, please visit: pcisecuritystandards.org.
Connect with the PCI Council on LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/pci-security-standards-council
Join the conversation on Twitter: http://twitter.com/PCISSC
The leader in security and management for mobile apps, documents, and devices, MobileIron's mission is to enable organizations around the world to embrace mobility as their primary IT platform in order to transform their businesses and increase their competitiveness. Global companies, including 8 of the top 10 automotive manufacturers, 7 of the top 10 pharmaceutical companies, 5 of the top 10 banks, 5 of the top 10 law firms, and 4 of the top 10 retailers, rely on MobileIron's scalable architecture, rapid innovation, and best practices as the foundation for their Mobile First initiatives. For more information, please visit www.mobileiron.com.