The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), a global open industry standards body dedicated to increasing payment data security, has announced the appointment of Jeremy King as their new European Director.
Based in the UK, King will work with the Council’s General Manager and member organizations to increase the Council’s presence in Europe and support its mission to enhance cardholder data security by driving education and global awareness of the PCI Security Standards.
Prior to his new appointment, King served as VP for the Payment System Integrity Group at MasterCard Worldwide, where he helped to develop payment terminal and chip card security programs. He also has a strong background in emerging technologies, including contactless card, encryption and mobile payment technologies, as well as significant chip experience, having spent more than 14 years working in the U.K. semiconductor industry, says PCI SSC.
In his new position, King’s chief responsibilities will include gathering feedback from the merchant and vendor community, coordinating research and analysis of PCI SCC governed standards in European markets, and driving education efforts and Council membership recruitment through active involvement in local and regional events, industry conferences and meetings with key stakeholders. He will also act as a resource for Approved Scanning Vendors (ASV), Qualified Security Assessors (QSA) and related staff in supporting the regional training, certification and testing programs.