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PCI Security Standards Council Picks de Veyra as Next Head

Lib de Veyra, VP, emerging technologies at JCB International, has taken over as chairperson of the PCI Security Standards Council, effective Jan. 1, 2009.

The PCI Security Standards Council is a global, open industry standards body that provides management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PCI PIN Entry Device (PED) Security Requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS).

The council's chairperson is rotated annually among each of the five payment card brands that make up the executive committee—American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc. De Veyra replaces Rob Tourt, VP of Discover Financial Services.

De Veyra will provide guidance and leadership working toward the council's mission of fostering greater adoption and awareness of the security standards it oversees, along with evaluating future standards. During 2009 he will also lead the council to partner with its constituents to increase education among the smaller merchant community, evolve new training programs and solicit feedback for the next version of the Data Security Standard.

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