Tampa, FL (PRWEB) September 06, 2011
Gene Geiger joins A-lign Security and Compliance Services. Prior to joining A-lign, Gene was responsible for the PCI-DSS compliance of a Fortune 500 processor. In this role he analyzed projects, processes and controls to ensure compliance with PCI-DSS requirements; and he consulted with senior management regarding initiatives that could impact security. He also worked with the QSA firm on resolving issues identified and preparing the report on compliance. In addition, Gene was responsible for the controls related to FFIEC exams, SAS 70/SSAE 16 and TG-3/TR-39 audits.
Early in his career Gene was an executive with a ‘Big 4’ accounting firm providing risk based security and attestation services. He has extensive internal audit experience as the leader of the internal audit function for a Fortune 1000 company’s technology division. He introduced the risk based audit approach to the department to focus resources on high impact areas. He also led their first year implementation of Sarbanes-Oxley. Gene developed the project plan and methodology for the company and managed domestic and international teams, as well as external resources, through the implementation. He has hands on experience developing and implementing strong systems of internal controls across disparate systems and locations for large and mid-sized companies.
Gene attended Florida State University where he received his Master of Accountancy and Bachelor of Science. He is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and recently passed the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) exam.
Scott Price, Managing Director at A-lign™ CPAs and firm practice leader of ASCS stated, ““The addition of Gene Geiger to A-lign Security and Compliance Services to lead our PCI practice continues to show our dedication to be the premier provider of regulatory and compliance services. Gene’s unique blend of experience as both a vendor and customer of regulatory and compliance services will bring superior value to our clients.”
A-lign Security and Compliance Services (ASCS) http://www.alignsecurity.com is a professional services company focused on clients’ information security and compliance needs. Specializing in industry and regulatory compliance, ASCS can assist clients in the areas of PCI-DSS, HIPAA, FFIEC and ISO 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