RGS Financial Inc., a nationwide provider of receivables management and call center outsourcing solutions, announced today that it has joined the PCI Security Standards Council as a new participating organization.  As a Participating Organization, RGS will work with the Council to evolve the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) and other payment card data protection standards.

The PCI DSS, endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc., requires merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment card data to adhere to information security controls and processes that ensure data integrity.  More information on the council and the standard can be found at www.pcisecuritystandards.org

As a Participating Organization, RGS will now have access to the latest payment card security standards from the Council, be able to provide feedback on the standards and become part of a growing community that now includes more than 642 organizations. In an era of increasingly sophisticated attacks on systems, adhering to the PCI DSS represents an entity’s best protection against data criminals.  By joining as a Participating Organization, RGS is adding its voice to the process.

“The PCI Security Standards Council is committed to helping everyone involved in the payment chain protect consumer payment data,” said Bob Russo, General Manager of the PCI Security Standards Council. “By participating in the standards setting process, RGS demonstrates they are playing an active part in this important end goal.”

“Our clients trust that RGS will protect their consumer data and we take that responsibility seriously” said Michael Ryalls, President of RGS. “By diligently obtaining and maintaining our PCI DSS certification, and now in joining the PCI Standards Council, we continue to prove RGS’s steadfast commitment to our client’s shared data.”

RGS was founded in 2005 by Michael Ryalls and Paul Gauerke and is a leading nationwide provider of receivables management and call center outsourcing solutions. Through its various business lines, RGS utilizes advanced call center technology and leading edge business practices that focus on providing the highest levels of performance and customer service to its clients.

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