A-lign Receives Qualified Security Assessor Status

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A-lign Security & Compliance Services (“A-lign”) announced today that they have been certified as a Qualified Security Assessor (“QSA”) Company by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (“PCI SSC”).

"We are excited to offer our experience to assist companies with their PCI DSS assessments.” commented Gene Geiger, Director, A-lign Security and Compliance Services.

This designation signifies that A-lign has met the rigorous requirements of the PCI SSC which included demonstrating that their professionals have the skills and experience to conduct assessments to validate companies’ compliance with the PCI Data Security Standards (“PCI DSS”).
As a QSA Company, A-lign extends its capabilities to assist clients with their information security and compliance needs. “Information security is an evolving field that requires an understanding of both technical solutions and business process controls to secure confidential information. We are excited to offer our experience to assist companies with their PCI DSS assessments,” commented Gene Geiger, Director, A-lign Security and Compliance Services.
For organizations that store, process or transmit cardholder data the PCI DSS outlines security measures that must be in place to be PCI DSS compliant. In addition to meeting the industry requirements, securing their cardholder data is a critical to the overall success of organizations in the payment card industry. A-lign is committed to the success of their clients and demonstrated their commitment to clients in the payment card industry by obtaining the Qualified Security Assessor company certification.
“We are now able to offer PCI DSS assessments to our payment card industry clients,” stated Scott Price, Managing Director of A-lign. “For those companies also requiring SSAE 16 or HIPAA engagements, A-lign can bundle the work to give our clients the full range of compliance services they require, while allowing for fee efficiencies.”

A-lign Security and Compliance Services (ASCS) http://www.alignsecurity.com is a professional services company and registered QSA company, focused on clients’ information security and compliance needs. Specializing in industry and regulatory compliance, ASCS can assist clients nationwide in the areas of PCI DSS, HIPAA, FFIEC and ISO 27001/27002 compliance.

The Payment Card Industry Security and Standards Council was formed by the five major payment brands, American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa Inc., to align their individual security requirements for the payment card industry. Navigating the requirements of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (“PCI DSS”) requires a deep understanding of information security and the PCI-DSS requirements. Our security professionals have a broad range of experience in the payment card industry from processor, merchant and compliance perspectives. If you store, process or transmit cardholder data you need to understand the compliance requirements that impact you. We are positioned to help you through each of the phases of compliance with one of our PCI DSS services.

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