P2PE certification helps merchants streamline compliance efforts and better protect their customers’ payment card information
Atlanta, Georgia (PRWEB) November 27, 2012
CompliancePoint, an information security consulting and services provider, announces that they have been certified by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) as a Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) Assessor. To achieve this certification, a company must first be qualified by the Council as a Qualified Security Assessor and then meet additional qualification requirements to become a P2PE assessor.
Point-to-Point Encryption, also known as end-to-end encryption, is an emerging technology that is used to protect sensitive credit card data from point of swipe, while in transit, all the way to the payment processor. This type of protection is critical as hackers increasingly focus on stealing credit card data while it is in transit.
CompliancePoint is one of a very select group of PCI compliance certification firms authorized to certify to P2PE standards. As a QSA P2PE, CompliancePoint is qualified to validate the full range of payment applications and encryption device management solutions that P2PE providers offer to merchants.
“The P2PE certification is designed to help merchants streamline compliance efforts and better protect their customers’ payment card information,” explains Jerry Wyble, VP and Practice Manager for CompliancePoint. “We offer a single source for compliance solutions in the payment card industry and strive to maintain the highest qualifications and skill sets. With new certifications such as the P2PE, we continue to help our clients respond to regulatory changes and implement the latest security standards.”
For more information about CompliancePoint’s information security consulting services, including Point-to-Point Encryption, visit http://www.compliancepointis.com.
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CompliancePoint, a PossibleNOW company, is headquartered in Duluth, Georgia. CompliancePoint’s Information Security Compliance practice group provides consulting, audit and training services on business privacy and data security issues including PCI Certification, HIPAA assessments, FISMA, ISO 27001, and third party information security risk assessments. Products include information Compliance Automation Portal, cloud compliance solutions, and information security training.
The CompliancePoint Information Security staff hold numerous IT & Security credentials including Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), Certified HIPAA Professional (CHP), PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), Payment Application PCI Qualified Security Assessor (PA-QSA), Certified FISMA Compliance Practitioner (CFCP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Secure Software Lifecycle Professional, and certified TG-3 auditors.
For more information, call (855) 670-8780 or e-mail security(at)compliancepoint(dot)com or visit http://www.compliancepointis.com.