RSPA Elected to 2017-2019 PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors

Joins selected group of advisory board members to bring voice of RSPA membership to PCI SSC

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) has been re-elected to the 2017-2019 PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors, the RSPA Board of Directors announced today.

Election to the Board of Advisors represents an important opportunity for RSPA to provide the perspective of its membership to this cross-industry and international group.

The Board of Advisors represents PCI SSC Participating Organizations worldwide to ensure global industry involvement in the development of PCI Security Standards and programs.

RSPA is one of 29 board members to join the PCI Security Standards Council in its efforts to secure payment data globally. As strategic partners, board members bring industry, geographical and technical insight to PCI SSC plans and projects.

“The Board of Advisors provides industry expertise and perspectives that influence and shape the development of PCI Security Standards and programs. We look forward to working with RSPA in our efforts to help organizations secure payment data globally,” said Stephen W. Orfei, PCI SSC General Manager.

Added PCI SSC International Director Jeremy King, “We need voices from across vertical industry sectors, countries and regions to help ensure we are providing the best standards and the best protection against today’s modern cybercriminal. We’re pleased to have RSPA on the PCI SSC Board of Advisors to provide critical insights and help us build on the great efforts that are already being done to increase payment security globally.”

About RSPA
The RSPA is the only association dedicated to the point of sale and retail technology industry. The mission of the RSPA is to accelerate the success of its members in the point of sale ecosystem by providing knowledge and connections. The organization offers education, certification, a legal hotline, industry advocacy, and discounts on other services to assist members with becoming and remaining successful. RSPA is most well-known for its signature events, RetailNOW® and INSPIRE® which provide face to face learning and networking opportunities. Learn more by going to

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.