eWAY joins PCI Security Standards Council

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Canberra, Australia, December 01, 2009 — eWAY, Australia’s leading payment gateway provider, announced today that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new participating organisation.

As a Participating Organisation, eWAY will work with the Council to evolve 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. 

More information on the council and the standard can be found at www.pcisecuritystandards.org

As a Participating Organisation, eWAY will now have access to the latest payment card security standards from the Council, be able to provide feedback on the standards and become part of a growing community that now includes more than 500 organizations. In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, adhering to the PCI DSS represents an entity’s best protection against data criminals. By joining as a Participating Organisation, eWAY is adding 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, eWAY demonstrates they are playing an active part in this important end goal.”

“As a Tier 1 payment provider, it is essential for eWAY to be not only PCI compliant but also to help shape the future of the payments industry,” said Matt Bullock, founder and CEO of eWAY.com.au. “Our inclusion on the PCI Security Standards Council gives us a voice on the security and compliance issues that have a dramatic effect on both our business and our merchants.” About PCI Security Standards Council The mission of the PCI Security Standards Council is to enhance payment account security by driving education and awareness of PCI security standards. For more information, please visit www.pcisecuritystandards.org About eWAY eWAY is Australia’s leading online payment provider, allowing online businesses to accept secure credit card payments 24/7 from customers around the world.