Today the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), an open, global forum for the development of payment card security standards announced that the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is now available in Russian.
A Russian language microsite has been added to the PCI SSC website, which also includes translated supporting documents and resources for standards implementation.
According to research firm Mercator Advisory Group, over the next two years, the number of cards in Russia is expected to increase to nearly 250 million debit cards and approximately 50 million credit cards.
"As a growing payments market, it's important that Russia has the resources it needs to protect payment data," said Bob Russo, general manager, PCI Security Standards Council. "We're excited about making the PCI Standards available in the local language to help them in their security efforts."
The PCI SSC website also supports translated pages and PCI materials in other languages, including: Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish.
"The PCI Standards are a global resource for payment card data protection," said Jeremy King, European director, PCI Security Standards Council. "We're grateful to the Russian Central Bank for its commitment to improving payment security in Russia and globally by sponsoring this translation."
The PCI Council has a sponsored translation policy for entities that wish to raise awareness and adoption of PCI Standards in their market through local language material provision.