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Lead Story

Expanding options through microfinance

Patti Murphy
The Takoma Group

News

Industry Update

Indictment for gambling processor

EPX, joining end-to-end and tokenization

Be the miracle

A silver anniversary for Fiserv

PCI SSC reaches Iron Mountain

W.net appoints new director

Features

Payments on the edge: A conversation with Conrad Sheehan

The irrational truth of customer behavior

Industry Leader

Paul R. Garcia –
Apple thriving close to the tree

Selling Prepaid

Prepaid in brief

A new kind of smart card

A smarter way for the government to pay?

Card payments for caregivers

Views

Financially strapped boost payment alternatives

Patti Murphy
The Takoma Group

Accounts receivable processing and the ISO revenue model

Brandes Elitch
CrossCheck Inc.

Education

Street SmartsSM:
Blackjack savvy applied to merchant acquiring

Jon Perry and Vanessa Lang
888QuikRate.com

How to do effective performance appraisals

Vicki M. Daughdrill
Small Business Resources LLC

Processing continuity: Threats and remedies

Dale S. Laszig
DSL Direct LLC

An operational look at improving sales force training

Deana Sellens
Take Charge Business Consulting LLC

Company Profile

M2 Global Ltd.

New Products

Flag and filter online payments

Shop BuyVoice
Planet Payment Inc.

Merchant management minus tech troubles

Hosted Download Management Service
POS Portal Inc.

Inspiration

Reflect that glory

Departments

Forum

Resource Guide

Datebook

A Bigger Thing

The Green Sheet Online Edition

August 24, 2009  •  Issue 09:08:02

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Trade Association News
PCI SSC reaches Iron Mountain

Iron Mountain Inc., an international information protection and data storage provider, joined the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) as a participating organization. The company will work with the PCI SSC to help further develop and implement the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) and the Payment Application (PA) DSS.

Founded in 1951, Iron Mountain operates in 39 countries on five continents. The company safeguards and provides access to more than 425 million cubic feet of paper records, 10 billion e-mails, 65 million computer backup tapes, 2.5 million PCs and 20,000 servers.

Its offsite data protection, records management and shredding solutions have been PCI compliant since 2006.

As a participating organization, Iron Mountain will have access to the most current PCI standards from the council and be able to provide feedback along with the more than 500 other organizations that belong to the PCI SSC.

According to Patricia Enfanto, Iron Mountain's Director of Information Security Compliance for Iron Mountain's Global Security Services, many companies are not only out of compliance but they don't even know where to start the process.

"More state regulations are being enacted, so there is a growing need for companies to become PCI compliant," Enfanto said.

"Being a member of the SSC provides us with a voice where we can offer real-world, frontline experience to challenges with compliance and how to best architect a program to help in meeting that standard. It's also a forum to communicate with other organizations and figure out what we need to do to drive PCI as quickly and as far as possible."

Iron Mountain was motivated, in part, because it did not want to be "sitting on the sidelines," Enfanto said, adding that, on its own, the PCI SSC "can only do so much and reach so many, so I think having Iron Mountain as an outreach gives us the opportunity to be an integral part of the PCI process and show folks how to better protect and store information. And I live, breath and sleep PCI, so from a personal standpoint this is very exciting."

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