Visa joins Cyber Security Industry Alliance
16 November 2005 | 1183 views | 0
Source: Cyber Security Industry Alliance
Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA), the only public policy and advocacy group dedicated exclusively to cyber security, today announced that Visa International, the world's leading payments brand, has joined the Alliance as an enterprise partner.
In this capacity, Visa will participate in CSIA's strategic initiatives, providing a global perspective on information security issues facing both businesses and consumers.
"Through educational initiatives and industry cooperation like Payment Cards Industry (PCI) Data Security Standards, Visa has taken a leadership role in combating electronic fraud and creating a safer online experience for consumers and businesses alike," said Paul Kurtz, Executive Director of CSIA. "With its reach into millions of businesses and consumers worldwide, Visa offers CSIA an unparalleled perspective into the information security challenges impacting our global economic infrastructure. We welcome Visa's contribution as we work toward protecting consumer privacy and improving the integrity and reliability of our global information systems."
"Visa has chosen to become a member of CSIA as part of an ongoing commitment to continually improve electronic payment security for the customers of its own member financial institutions," said Brian Buckley, Senior Vice President of International Risk Management, Visa International. "Membership in CSIA will strengthen Visa's partnership with information security leaders and provide the opportunity to have a real and positive impact on our technological innovation and education and awareness efforts."
Enterprise partners can appoint a non-voting representative to participate in each CSIA working committee, propose initiatives to be considered by the Alliance and have unlimited access CSIA committee proceedings, policy briefs and research projects.