The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a worldwide recognized set of requirements created by the PCI Standard Security Council for organizations that store, process or transmit payment cardholder data. PCI DSS version 3.1 was recently published as a sign of promptness from the PCI Council (SSC) towards the increasing amount and variety of data breaches and to help organizations and security experts fight the danger coming from attackers.


Do you want to learn more about PCI DSS? Are you looking for the latest technologies and most qualified experts in the PCI DSS landscape to support your business and protect your customers? Then you should join the PCI London 2015 event in June. Advantio's team will be there and we are looking forward to it!

What is PCI London?

The best thing we can do to understand more about this event is to take a look at the official website which describes it as follows: "PCI London is the UK's largest gathering of payment risk and security professionals who are tasked with securing payments systems, protecting cardholder data and meeting PCI DSS compliance requirements".

The event was started several years ago and is recognized internationally as a prestigious venue attended by anybody who is in the PCI DSS business as well as those who are striving to achieve PCI DSS Compliance and maintain it continuously.

The event will be attended by hundreds of different organizations belonging to various industries. Acquiring banks, Payment Service Providers (PSPs), eMoney and Financial Institutions, Franchisers, Large Merchants and other types of entities will be represented at the event. The participants are some of the most trusted and most interesting people in the PCI Industry, from very technical roles to more management-related ones. This event is the place to be right before the summer break.

What are we going to hear about?

The event features a tight agenda packed with interesting speeches, education sessions and real life case studies. There will also be strategic talks and technical breakout sessions with over 450 senior PCI DSS practitioners sharing their experience.

The agenda will cover the following aspects:

  • Critical and unique insights that can inform the direction of business, technology and security strategies
  • Practical steps that can help assess exposure to, articulate and proactively mitigate the impacts of emerging risks
  • Examples of proven approaches that can ensure commercial objectives are met in a secure, compliant manner
  • Guidance on future issues and challenges to consider as part of the enterprise decision-making process

Why is Advantio Security joining?

Advantio Security is a team of experienced QSAs. Our experience in the field has allowed us to learn PCI DSS requirements upside down and today we have a very good knowledge of this standard. Additionally, we believe that the PCI SSC is doing great work in trying to create awareness and to spread the concept of security in every industry that handles cardholder data. It’s a customer-focused approach, and we like it.

At the same time, the PCI DSS is a complex standard with a 360 degree view on each aspect that can endanger the security of a company and consequently their customers. It is an evolving standard with a great focus on the vulnerabilities and weaknesses, a methodology to promote better practices and understand how to keep cyber criminality away as much as possible.

Advantio Security will be at PCI London to listen and learn, but also to speak and hopefully teach something. We won’t be alone as we will be supported by one of the greatest speakers and most experienced people in the IT Security industry, Neira Jones. She will be with us during the whole event and she will also be our speaker during the education session that we have reserved.

What are we going to talk about?

Neira Jones will take the audience through an interesting session called "Next generation PCI DSS Compliance Management Portals".

Neira’s contribution is a key interpretation to the portals landscape; she will take us through some history about PCI DSS Management products, explain the benefits that they can bring for various actors and types of organizations and describe what an excellent portal should be able to deliver. Here is an extract from the agenda as it is also published on the official event website:

  • The history of PCI DSS Management portals over the years.
  • Why PCI DSS Management portals are not just for Merchants?
  • Can PCI DSS Management portals help you manage the risk?
  • The forgotten entities: Franchisers, PSPs, Aggregators, Large Merchants and Third Parties.
  • Managing exceptions: compromises, mandates and exceptional circumstances.
  • How can PCI DSS Management portals increase revenue and streamline operations?
  • Communication, reporting, awareness and education.
  • Next generation PCI DSS Management Portals
  • Q&A session

Let us know if you are in London!

We would love to hear that you’re also attending the PCI London event. Give us a shout if you are in London during those days, it is a great opportunity to meet in person and discuss PCI DSS related matters and more.

Leave us a message in case you want to book some time with us.

Igor Mancini

Written by Igor Mancini

Marketing Director at Advantio. The articles published in the Advantio Blog have the goal of supporting our mission: making IT Security simple for everyone.

My intention is to discuss IT Security related topics with the eyes of a non technical person, speaking a simple language and trying to show to the readers the benefit of IT Security best practices.