LONDON, Jan. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- According to a study published in October 2014, over the last ten years 227 million personal records belonging to Europeans have been lost, in over 200 data breach cases.
To combat this threat, leaders from across the European security and payment industry will convene this week in London for the inaugural PCI London event for 2015. The event will focus entirely on what UK organisations must start doing to avoid suffering a data breach involving payment card information, and feature insights on new data protection strategies from security executives representing a broad variety of organisations including Visa Europe, Rugby Football Union, FedEx, Thomson Reuters and more.
One of the key themes to be tackled at this year's conference is engaging the whole business to ensure that data security goes beyond simple PCI compliance. This is an especially important theme, given that recent findings show that 9 in 10 companies that attained PCI compliance failed their subsequent security audit within 1 year.
"Organisations from across Europe are united in achieving the common goal of defeating cyber criminals by any means possible," says Stephen Cavey, the Director of Corporate Development for Ground Labs. "For this reason, we will continue to see involvement from a greater number of organisations who handle personal information, including the credit card details of European customers. Next week's PCI London forum empowers this collaboration to occur."
Ground Labs, a specialist in data centric security will be taking a leadership position throughout the event delivering a main-stage presentation titled "Don't be distracted by data breaches - focus on what's important." This will be followed by a focussed session on using Cardholder Data Discovery to achieve compliance with PCI DSS 3.0, which became mandatory in January 2015.
PCI London will be held on the 22nd of January 2015. More information is available on the PCI Portal website.
About Ground Labs
Ground Labs is a global leader in the development of security and auditing software for PCI Compliance. Ground Labs software is used to perform sensitive data discovery on computer systems worldwide, helping companies prevent security breaches that result in the theft of customers' credit and debit card numbers. With offices in Austin, London and Singapore, Ground Labs products are relied upon by more than 2,500 customers across 80+ countries.
For more information including a free trial, visit www.groundlabs.com.
SOURCE Ground Labs