25 January 2019

Absa Group is pleased to announce that Sandro Bucchianeri, Absa Acting Group Chief Security Officer, has been named a member of the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council’s (PCI SSC’s) newly-elected Board of Advisors.

The PCI SSC leads a global, cross-industry effort to increase payment security by providing industry-driven, flexible and effective data security standards and programmes that help businesses detect, mitigate and prevent cyber-attacks and breaches. The latest Board of Advisors brings together some of the world’s leading companies from all sectors in the payments space, from vendors to merchants, processors to banks and other relevant associations and organisations. Other companies represented on the board include Amazon, PayPal, Microsoft and Wal-Mart, among others.

“The Board of Advisors provides industry expertise and perspectives that influence and shape the development of PCI Security Standards and programmes. We look forward to working with Absa in our efforts to help organisations secure payment data globally,” said PCI SSC Executive Director Lance J Johnson.

As strategic partners, board members bring industry, geographical and technical insight to PCI SSC plans and projects.

“I’m excited to participate in this global standards initiative,” Bucchianeri said. “Absa’s participation is testimony to the fact that we take security seriously and that we actively participate in the global effort to enhance security,”  Bucchianeri said.

Please see the PCI’s media release at this link