Presidio Announces PCI Qualified Security Assessors Certification

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New York, NY – September 26, 2013  Presidio announced today that they have met the requirements as a PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) company by the PCI Council. Presidio is now authorized to assess compliance to the PCI DSS for all level 1 through 4 merchants and service providers. The PCI Security Standards Council maintains an in-depth program for security companies seeking to be certified as Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs), as well as to be re-certified as QSAs each year.

Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) companies are organizations that have been qualified by the PCI Council to have their employee’s assess compliance to the PCI DSS standard. Qualified Security Assessors are employees of these organizations who have been certified by the PCI Council to validate an entity’s adherence to the PCI DSS.

The PCI Security Standards Council created the comprehensive standards and supporting materials to enhance payment card data security. These materials include a framework of specifications, controls, measurements and support resources to help organizations ensure the safe storing, processing, and transmission of cardholder information. The keystone is the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), which provides an actionable framework for developing a robust payment card data security process -- including management, prevention, detection and response to security incidents.

“Digital commerce requires adherence to PCI security standards and most organizations need help in assessing their status.” stated Dave Hart, Presidio’s Chief Operating Officer. “We are pleased to have met all of the requirements to assist our clients in meeting and exceeding PCI DSS compliance and enabling their business via secure payment data. “

“Presidio’s Cyber Security Solutions offerings include Strategy, Assessments, Compliance and Architecture,” said Joe Leonard, Vice President of Cyber Security Solutions at Presidio. “Achieving the PCI QSA certification is part of our on-going commitment to assist our customers in all areas of information security, while adding to our security portfolio that already includes Governance Framework and Policy Development, including ISO 27001 and NIST RMF, Vulnerability and Risk Assessments, HIPAA, NERC CIP, FISMA, as well as BYOD.”

For more information please go to Presidio Cyber Security Solutions.