PCI Council Chief Testifies before Congress
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The recent data breach at retailer Target—which left 70 million Americans and their personal information at risk—is receiving Congress' attention this week in a number of hearings on data security.
One of the participants in those hearings is Bob Russo, general manager of the Payment Council Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), which oversees the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) for retailers and payment systems.
"Security is about people, process and technology," Russo said. "We think that PCI is best positioned to drive this message, and we have a global body that has been doing this for the last seven and a half years."