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    Troy Leach is the chief technology officer for the PCI Security Standards Council. In his role, Leach partners with council representatives, participating organizations and industry leaders to develop comprehensive standards and strategies to secure payment card data and the supporting infrastructure.

    Leach is a congressional subject matter expert on payment security and the current chairman of the Council's Standards Committee. Prior to joining the PCI Council, Leach has held various positions in IT management, software development, systems administration, network engineering, security assessment, forensic analytics and incident response for data compromise. Leach holds a master of science in telecommunications and network management as well as a graduate degree in information security management from Syracuse University.

    The opinions expressed in this blog are those of Troy Leach and do not necessarily represent those of IDG Communications, Inc., its parent, subsidiary or affiliated companies.