New Aqua Guide Outlines Controls to Drive PCI Compliance for Applications Developed and Run on Containers
July 11, 2017 – Tel Aviv, Israel — Aqua Security, the leading provider of container security solutions, announced today that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new Participating Organization. Aqua will work with the Council to achieve and improve payment data security worldwide through the ongoing development and refinement of the PCI Security Standards as it relates to securing containerized applications and development environments. Demonstrating its strong support of the standard, Aqua today published an in depth White Paper that maps specific controls to all sections of the standard that apply to container-base development environments. The white paper can be found here.
“Because of its prescriptive nature, we believe that The PCI DSS standard is one of the most useful security standards around today, ” said Amir Jerbi, CTO, Aqua Security. “Since software containers can run anywhere and be used for ephemeral workloads, they create new challenges for PCI compliance – challenges that the Aqua Container Security Platform addresses, and we are delighted to contribute to its ongoing evolution.”
As a Participating Organization, Aqua Security 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 engaged in a growing community of more than 800 organizations united to improve payment security worldwide.
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 – not just once a year, but as part of a business-as-usual security posture.
“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 Stephen W. Orfei, General Manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. “By joining as a Participating Organization Aqua Security 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.”
Aqua 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.