Phil Agcaoili Nominated to PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors

Tuesday, May 19, 2015 11:15 am EDT


"said Thomas Phillips, chief information officer for Elavon."

Phil Agcaoili, senior vice president and chief information security officer for Elavon, a leading global payments provider and subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB), has been elected to serve on the 2015-2017 PCI Security Standards Council Board of Advisors. Agcaoili is one of 28 board members to join the PCI Council, which is comprised a group of global organizations that represent all parts of the payments ecosystem, including merchants, financial institutions, processors and others to ensure all are represented in the ongoing development of PCI security standards. Areas of importance include new cybercrime tactics, public-private-law enforcement information sharing, app development and merchant needs in developing economies.

Phil’s role on the PCI Board speaks to his expertise in payments security as well as his passion for solving the issues facing our industry,” said Thomas Phillips, chief information officer for Elavon. “His input will prove invaluable as the group continues to evolve the standards to meet industry demands.”

Agcaoili is a 25-year industry veteran, and is responsible for all aspects of global information security, cyber security, data protection, and information and security risk management at Elavon. He has authored and co-authored multiple publications and reports focusing on critical infrastructure cyber security frameworks, cloud security standards and conformity assessments, security and privacy attestations, and digital forensics and electronic discovery. A well-respected leader in the industry, Agcaoili has received numerous awards, including the inaugural Information Security Executive of the Decade Award, 2014 Evanta Top 25 Global CISO Leadership Award and 2012 RSA Conference Excellence in the Field of Security Practices.

The PCI Security Standards Council was launched in 2006 as a regulatory body to address the alarming number of cardholder data breaches happening around the world. It was created by the top five global payment brands – American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard, and Visa Inc. – to develop, manage and build awareness of the PCI Security Standards. Today, the Council oversees a variety of security standards such as the Data Security Standard, Payment Application Data Security Standard and PIN Transaction Security requirements.

About Elavon ( )

Elavon is an independent card payments specialist owned by U.S. Bank, the fifth-largest bank in the United States, and provides end-to-end payment processing solutions and services to more than 1.3 million customers in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Brazil and Puerto Rico. As the #1 provider for airlines and a top five provider for hospitality, healthcare, retail, and public sector/education, Elavon’s innovative payment solutions are designed to solve pain points for businesses from small to enterprise-sized.

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