Johnson Electric joins the PCI Security Standards Council as a new Participating Organization

26 June, 2013

Johnson Electric Holdings Limited (“Johnson Electric”), a global leader in motion subsystems, micromotors, flex circuits and micro electronics, announced today that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new Participating Organization. Johnson Electric will work with the Council to achieve and improve payment data security worldwide through the ongoing development of the PCI Security Standards, including the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS).

Endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., the PCI Security Standards require merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to information security controls and processes that ensure data protection. To enhance payment data security globally while embracing new technologies as they are developed, the Council relies on involvement of those across the payments processing chain, from merchants and service providers to payment device manufacturers and software developers, financial institutions and processors.

As a Participating Organization, Johnson Electric adds its voice to the standards setting process and will receive previews of drafts of standards and supporting materials in order to provide feedback to shape their final versions, as well as engage a growing community of more than 600 organizations united to improve payment security.

Johnson Electric will also have the opportunity to recommend new initiatives for consideration to the PCI Security Standards Council, participate in exclusive webinars and question and answer sessions with Council representatives, and review and discuss new versions of the PCI Security Standards while sharing cross-sector experiences and best practices at the annual Community Meetings.

“In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, adhering to the PCI DSS represents an entity’s best protection against network security threats and data breaches,” said Bob Russo, General Manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. “By joining as a Participating Organization, Johnson Electric demonstrates they are playing an active part in mitigating the threats and improving the security of the payment chain globally by driving the security standards to higher levels of adoption and strength.”

We are pleased to take part in the important work of PCI in developing payment security standards to benefit manufacturers, institutions, retailers and consumers for years to come, said Jim Dick, senior vice president, Strategic Marketing.

The Johnson Electric Group is the global leader in motion subsystems, including motors, solenoids, switches and flexible interconnects. It serves a broad range of industry segments including automotive, building automation and security, business machines, food and beverage, home technologies, HVAC, industrial equipment, medical devices, personal care, power equipment and power tools. The Group is headquartered in Hong Kong and the total global headcount including contract employees stands at approximately 36,000 individuals in 23 countries. Innovation and product design centres are located in Hong Kong, China, Switzerland, Germany, Italy, Israel, Japan, the UK and the USA. Johnson Electric Holdings Limited is listed on The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong Limited (code 179).

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