payment card industry security vendor alliance

Eight leading data security companies today announced the formation of The Payment Card Industry Security Vendor Alliance (PCI SVA).

PCI SVA will assist members of the payment card industry and the PCI Security Standards Council – composed of merchants, banks and point-of-sale vendors – in educating the business community on the requirements and business value of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS), a global benchmark intended to improve security throughout the entire payment card transaction process.

PCI SVA web site