thePCI Portal

Category: QSA

Is an Audit Certification in your future?

There are many folks in the PCI industry who will soon require a second security certification.  For a lot of them, it will mean the pursuit of an auditor certification from this list: ISACA Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) GIAC Systems and Network Auditor (GSNA) Certified ISO 27001, Lead Auditor, Internal Auditor 1 IRCA ISMS…

Supplementary validation for “designated” entities

Have you ever heard of the supplementary validation for designated entities (a.k.a DESV)? If not, you should be happy.  According to the Council’s FAQ for designated entities, “A Designated Entity is determined by an Acquirer or Payment Brand as an organization that requires additional validation to existing PCI DSS requirements. “ Organizations that view PCI…

What is an “Associate QSA”?

Today’s press release from the council announced efforts towards easing the resource constraints felt by QSA Companies. The PCI SSC is developing the Associate QSA certification with the goal of attracting new cyber talent to the program and easing the resource constraints felt by QSA Companies. This project is a first step in a phased…