Author Archives: Laura K. Gray

Just Published: PCI Contactless Payments on COTS


The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has published a new data security standard for solutions that enable merchants to accept contactless payments using a smartphone or other commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) mobile device with near-field communication (NFC). Here’s what you need to know about the new PCI Contactless Payments on COTS (CPoC™) Standard and its supporting validation program.

Securing Emerging Payment Channels


Securing emerging payment channels is a core pillar in the PCI Security Standards Council’s (PCI SSC) strategic framework, which guides how the Council achieves its mission and supports the needs of the global payments industry. In this interview with PCI SSC Standards Officer Emma Sutcliffe, we discuss this pillar and how it’s shaping Council priorities.

Evolving PCI Standards and Validation


Evolving PCI Standards and Validation is a core pillar in the PCI Security Standards Council’s strategic framework, which guides how the Council achieves its mission and supports the needs of the global payments industry. In this interview with PCI SSC Engagement Officer Troy Leach, we discuss this pillar and how it’s shaping Council priorities.