Security Innovation Becomes a Qualified Security Assessor Company for PCI Audit Certification

Advises Companies Seeking Continuous Compliance on Payment Card Data Security

WILMINGTON, Mass.--( Innovation, the authority on application security and leading independent provider of risk assessment, risk mitigation and training services, today announced it is certified as a Qualified Security Assessor Company (QSAC) for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

To become a QSAC, Security Innovation sent employees to be trained and certified as Qualified Security Assessors (QSA) by the PCI Security Standards Council. Security Innovation can now conduct PCI assessments, as well as help clients prepare for assessments and address any problematic areas encountered.

PCI DSS version 1.1, introduced in September 2006 by the PCI Security Standards Council, is a set of security standards for securing payment card data. These guidelines help organizations that accept or process card payments to prevent card fraud, hacking, and other security and privacy issues. The founding members of the PCI Security Standards Council are American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa International.

The PCI DSS includes policies relating to procedures, network architecture, software design, data handling and other critical protective measures. These policies ensure that all organizations that manage credit card information do so in a responsible and secure manner. PCI compliance is required of all merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit cardholder data.