Cyber Security Company announces listing as Hampton Roads' first PCI Qualified Security Assessor.

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The Hampton Roads Norfolk area is now on par with large metropolitan cities around the world…it is home to a Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor, or PCI QSA.

Sera-Brynn is the only PCI QSA headquartered in Southeastern Virginia.

Sera-Brynn, a premiere cyber security firm staffed by former National Intelligence and Military Information Security professionals, is now listed with other top-tier security firms as a Qualified Security Assessor, or QSA.

There are only 289 QSA firms worldwide. 130 of them are headquartered in the United States. Sera-Brynn is the only one headquartered in Southeastern Virginia.

“This is a significant achievement for us” said Darek Dabbs, Sera-Brynn’s Senior Vice President for Information Security. “The PCI Security Standards Council, which was established by Visa, MasterCard, American Express, JCB and Discover, administers the list of worldwide QSAs. Our acceptance to this elite group of companies means they have fully vetted Sera-Brynn’s technology capabilities, cyber experience and internal business processes to perform audits and security assessments of any network size.”

“Although we concluded all of our requisite corporate and individual QSA training and requirements earlier this year, it’s nice to finally see our name on the list.” said Dabbs.

PCI Data Security Standards (PCI-DSS) apply to any business that processes, transmits or stores credit card information. The purpose of the PCI is to protect individual cardholder data. QSAs are the only companies authorized by the credit card industry to audit those security practices.

Sera-Brynn is unique even among other QSAs. “All of our security professionals hail from the National Intelligence communities and from military information security operations.” said Chet Holland, Sera-Brynn’s National Sales Director. “Unlike other QSAs, we are all engineers and IT professionals that have conducted cyber security operations longer than the PCI-DSS has been established at a level much higher than what we find in the Private Sector.”

And the private sector is taking note. Sera-Brynn is supporting multiple Fortune 500 level firms in assessing their security posture, auditing their cardholder security practices, and engineering technical solutions to keep companies and consumers safe from cybercrime.

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