November 12, 2018

Gelman, Rosenberg & Freedman CPAs (GRF) announced that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) as a new Participating Organization. GRF will work with the PCI SSC to help secure payment data worldwide through the ongoing development and adoption of the PCI Security Standards.

The PCI SSC leads a global, cross-industry effort to increase payment security by providing flexible, industry-driven and effective data security standards and programs. The keystone is PCI Security Standardsthe PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which provides an actionable framework for developing a robust payment card data security process and preventing, detecting and mitigating criminal attacks and breaches.

As a Participating Organization, GRF adds its voice to the standards development process and will collaborate with a growing community of more than 800 Participating Organizations to improve payment security worldwide. GRF will also have the opportunity to recommend new initiatives for consideration to the PCI Security Standards Council and share cross-sector experiences and best practices at the annual PCI Community Meetings.

“In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, PCI Security Standards and resources help organizations secure payment data and prevent, detect and mitigate attacks that can lead to costly data breaches,” said Mauro Lance, Chief Operating Officer of the PCI Security Standards Council. “By joining as a Participating Organization, GRF demonstrates they are playing an active part in improving payment security globally by helping drive awareness and adoption of PCI Security Standards.”

About GRF

Headquartered in the Washington, DC metropolitan region with locations in Baltimore, MD and New York, NY, GRF is a full-service professional services firm providing clients with accounting, tax and advisory solutions. For more than 36 years, the firm has supported the financial and operational success of for-profit and tax-exempt organizations locally, nationally and around the world. GRF is recognized among Inside Public Accounting’s Top 200 Firms and Accounting Today’s Best Accounting Firms to Work For and Top Firms in the Capital Region.

GRF is a member of CPAmerica International, an affiliate of Crowe Global. Our membership guarantees clients access to the advice and resources of more than 2,500 industry professionals at over 80 accounting firms in the United States and at 150 firms in more than 100 countries around the world.

About the PCI Security Standards Council

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