KAL works with PCI Security Standards Council to help set payment card data protection standards

Edinburgh - 26 August 2009

KAL, world leaders in ATM software, has recently joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a Participating Organization to work with the Council on evolving the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) and other payment card data protection standards.

The PCI DSS, endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., requires merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to information security controls and processes that ensure data integrity.

As a Participating Organization, KAL has access to the latest payment card security standards from the Council, and can provide feedback on the standards and become part of the growing community that now supports PCI SSC. In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, adhering to the PCI DSS represents an entity’s best protection against data criminals. As a Participating Organization, KAL, can add its voice to the process.

“The PCI Security Standards Council is committed to helping everyone involved in the payment chain protect consumer payment data,” said Bob Russo, General Manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. “By participating in the standards setting process, KAL demonstrates they are playing an active part in this important end goal.”

“KAL is focused on providing world-class software for our banking customers’ ATM networks. Security of the ATM network and the cardholder data is absolutely vital in order to preserve the trust we all have in those networks. We believe that the PCI DSS plays a critical role in this and we are very excited to participate in the PCI Security Standards Council” said Aravinda Korala, CEO of KAL.

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