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VikingCloud to take seat at PCI SSC Global Executive Assessor Roundtable

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Cybersecurity frontrunner joins Global Executive Assessor Roundtable (GEAR) for the 2022 – 2024 term

Dublin, Ireland – Chicago, IL – August 11, 2022 — VikingCloud, a leading provider of cybersecurity and compliance solutions, can today announce that Michael Aminzade, its VP of Managed Compliance Services, has been selected to take part in the upcoming PCI roundtable.

The PCI SSC Global Executive Assessor Roundtable (GEAR) serves as a direct channel for communication between senior leadership of payment security assessors and PCI SSC senior leadership.

VikingCloud is one of 27 organizations to join the PCI Security Standards Council’s Global Executive Assessor Roundtable in its efforts to secure payment data globally. As strategic partners, Roundtable members bring industry, geographical a,nd technical insight to PCI SSC plans and projects on behalf of the assessor community.

Commenting on the announcement, Mr Aminzade said: “I am incredibly proud to have been invited to the PCI Security Standards Council Global Executive Assessor Roundtable. VikingCloud has been involved with GEAR since its inception, our experience working with leading acquirers, processors, and businesses has enabled us to provide meaningful input and insight. I look forward to helping to secure payment data by lending my expertise, industry knowledge, and feedback on real-world customer and industry impacts.”

PCI SSC Executive Director Lance J. Johnson, commented: “The Global Executive Assessor Roundtable provides industry expertise and perspectives that influence and shape the development of PCI Security Standards and programs. We look forward to working with VikingCloud in our efforts to help organizations secure payment data globally.

“We need voices from across the assessor community to help ensure we are providing the best standards and programs to support the industry in protecting against today’s modern cybercriminal. We’re pleased to have Michael and VikingCloud on the PCI SSC Global Executive Roundtable to provide critical insights and help us build on the great efforts that are already being done to increase payment security globally.”

The PCI SSC works with organizations around the world to help secure payment data, and trains and qualifies thousands of assessors every year that help ensure the correct adoption and implementation of the PCI Security Standards.

See the PCI SSC press release here.

About the PCI Security Standards Council

The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) leads a global, cross-industry effort to increase payment security by providing industry-driven, flexible and effective data security standards and programs that help businesses detect, mitigate and prevent cyberattacks and breaches.

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