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Guru And David Get The Last Word!

About a month ago, Coop and Ben were interviewed on the Sycurio QSA Seminar Series. Well, now the “better half” of the PCI Dream Team are speaking at the Sycurio QSA Seminar Series on Friday, September 30, at 11AM ET/1500 UTC.

We are going to “dish” on this year’s PCI North American Community Meeting as well as I am sure discuss what we have learned about PCI DSS v4 and whatever else comes up in our conversation as well as answering questions from the audience.

For anyone that wishes to attend, you can register here

David Mundhenk and I look forward to “seeing” you at this great session.


2022 North American Community Meeting

I am looking forward to physically seeing people at this year’s PCI North American Community Meeting.

Sadly, only two of the four PCI Dream Team members will be in attendance.

Ben Rothke is being forced to stay home and manage audits that are occurring during the Community Meeting. David Mundhenk is also going to be otherwise engaged that week as well.

While we will miss not having the Dream Team together in person, Art “Coop” Cooper and I will struggle along without them.

This year the Council will have a lot to discuss regarding PCI DSS v4 and we are anticipating a good exchange of information and clarifications.

If you are coming to Toronto, safe travels. We cannot wait to see you all there.


Killer Community Meeting This Fall

The PCI Council has announced the schedule for this Fall’s Global Community Meeting and it will be a killer.

Tuesday, October 26, will be held on Central European Standard Time (UTC+2) and starts at 9AM. For all of us in the Continental United States, that means it will start anywhere between Midnight Tuesday to 3AM. For those in Asia, that will fall from lunchtime to early evening. The “day” will end in the US at 11AM Eastern, 8AM Pacific.

Wednesday, October 27, is on Japan Standard Time (UTC+9) and again starts at 9AM. For those in Europe, that will be around Noon to 2PM. But for those of us in the Continental United States, we will still be on Tuesday and will start at 8PM Eastern, 5PM Pacific. The “day” will end in the US at 3AM Eastern, Midnight Pacific. A very long day for a lot of us in the US.

The final day, Thursday, will be held on Eastern Daylight Time (UTC+4) and will start at 9AM. So we get almost a day and a half before the final sessions. For people in Europe, this “day” will start at 3PM and end around 10PM. For those in Asia, the “day” will start mid to late evening on Thursday and not finish until early Friday morning.

This will be a very interesting Community Meeting. I look forward to “seeing” you all there.

Enjoy the sleep deprivation. 😉


No 2021 Community Meetings

So much for getting together this year for a PCI Community Meeting anywhere in the world.  The Council sent out an email on Wednesday, April 21, that explains what will replace those events.

“PCI SSC is excited to announce the most important global online event for the payment card industry. New this year, the PCI SSC Global Community Forum will bring together industry experts from all over the world to share the latest in information security, update you on changes to PCI standards and programs as well as provide opportunities to network with peers. The PCI SSC Global Community Forum will take place online from Tuesday, 26 October – Thursday, 28 October.
This global online event held over the course of three days will include all the things you expect from PCI SSC events – important Council updates, regional insights, opportunities for feedback, networking, and fun engagement activities. Given the uncertainty of travel and international border restrictions, the Council has made the decision to offer this online event with dedicated days for each region presented in local time zones and cancel its 2021 in-person Community Meetings in North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
Global Community Forum speaking submissions are still being accepted through Friday, 23 April at 11:59 PM EDT.”

Hopefully we will all get together in person sometime in the future.


The 2020 PCI Community Meetings Go Virtual

A lot of us remember when the 2017 NACM in Orlando was cancelled due to Hurricane Irma.

Troy Leach announced on Twitter yesterday that the 2020 NACM would be virtual as would all of the other Community Meetings.

It will not be the same, but at least we will be virtually together.

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