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June  9, 2008
Beyond Compliance:
Implementing a Successful PCI DSS Program That Translates Into Long Term ROI Benefits
  • Bob Russo, General Manager, PCI Data Security Standards Council  Learn More
  • Chrisan Herrod, Vice President Compliance Solutions, Compliance Spectrum  Learn More
  • Implementing a Successful PCI DSS Program That Translates Into Long Term ROI Benefits

    Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI – DSS) is a multifaceted security standard that includes requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures. This comprehensive standard is intended to help organizations proactively protect customer account data.


    All entities that accept credit or debit card payment, collect, process or store credit card transaction information, regardless of their transaction volume, are required to meet the PCI Data Security Standards.


    The PCI Security Standards Council is an open global forum for the ongoing development, enhancement, storage, dissemination and implementation of security standards for account data protection.

    The PCI Security Standards Council’s mission is to enhance payment account data security by fostering broad adoption of the PCI Security Standards. The organization was founded by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc.


    In this Webinar Bob Russo, head of the PCI Security Standards Council will give an overview of the Current state of the Payment Card Industry and the functions of the PCI Data Security Standards Council.


    Mr. Russo will be available to address frequently asked questions and discuss possible changes/revisions/updates to the Standard in the future.

    Chrisan Herrod, Vice President of compliance solutions, Compliance spectrum, will discuss best practices in implementing a successful PCI compliance program that translates into long term ROI benefits.

    Join us in this web-seminar as we will:

    • Review the current state of the Data Security Standards
    • Discuss the future of the PCI DSS regulations
    • Review how to implement scalable compliance programs
    • Examine successful PCI implementations
    • Discuss how to maintain compliance in the long term
    • Discuss solutions that will translate compliance into long term ROI benefits


  • Security/Risk Manager, Directors, Heads
  • Compliance Managers, Directors, Heads
  • CISO 's
  • CSO's
  • CFO's
  • Chief Compliance Officers
  • IT Managers, Directors, Heads


    Bob Russo, General Manager, PCI Data Security Standards Council  

    Bob Russo, the general manager of the PCI Security Standards Council, works with representatives from American Express, Discover Financial, JCB, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa International to drive awareness and adoption of the PCI Data Security Standard. Mr. Russo is responsible for driving the organization’s policies, as well as meeting its goals to create education programs, establish pools of certified QSAs and ASVs and incorporate feedback from all stakeholders across the payment chain into the work of the Council and the development of new standards.  In addition, Mr. Russo oversees the PCI Security Standards Council's training, testing and certification programs for Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs) and Approved Scanning Vendors (ASVs).


    Russo brings more than 25 years of high-tech business management, operations and security experience to the PCI Security Standards Council.  Mr. Russo will guide the organization through its crucial charter, focused on improving data security standards for merchants, banks and other key stakeholders involved in the global payment card transaction process.

    Chrisan Herrod, Vice President Compliance Solutions, Compliance Spectrum  

    Chrisan Herrod, Vice President Compliance Solutions Chrisan joined Compliance Spectrum in April 2006 as VP of Business Development and Compliance Solutions. In this role she is responsible for advising clients on information technology compliance regulations and creating and managing IT compliance programs. Prior to joining Compliance Spectrum, Chrisan was Chief Security Officer at the Securities Exchange Commission (SEC) where she was responsible for the Commission's information security, business continuity and IT compliance programs. Her private sector experience includes Director of Global IT Security at GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) and Director of Information Security at Fannie Mae.


    Compliance Spectrum offers commercial IT governance, risk and compliance software solutions that empower highly regulated and complex organizations to address the complete lifecycle of compliance.

    Compliance Spectrum's flagship product, Spectra, provides an automation framework that streamlines the compliance process, lowering the cost of compliance while reducing the business risk of noncompliance.

    Compliance Spectrum has won numerous industry awards for its first generation product, Command Center. The company is headquartered in Austin Texas with offices in Houston, San Diego, Fairfax Va., and London England. For more information, visit www.compliancespectrum.com 

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