ControlScan Furthers Commitment to PCI Compliance with Participation in Electronic Transactions Association

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Company executives continue to educate industry on PCI compliance best practices

ControlScan, the leading provider of PCI compliance solutions specifically designed for small- to mid-sized merchants, today announced its continued involvement with the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA).

Chris Bucolo, senior business development manager for ControlScan, is currently serving as a volunteer on the Certified Payments Professional Item Writers Task Force. This task force is responsible for developing, reviewing, editing and approving test questions for the Certified Payments Professional credentialing examination. Over the course of four-six months, the committee will work under the direction of a professional certification expert to develop and beta test sound, valid and reliable exam questions.

Heather Varian Foster, vice president, marketing for ControlScan, has renewed her position in the Education Committee for a second year. ETA’s Education Committee is responsible for identifying, developing and reviewing program content for seminars, training sessions, workshops and ETA University curriculum. In addition, the committee recommends delivery methods (e.g. live, distance, audio, etc.) for all educational forums, including the University.

David Abouchar, senior director of product management, and Joan Herbig, chief executive officer for ControlScan, will continue teaching a course entitled, “PCI Fundamentals For Small Merchants” at the ETA annual event for the third consecutive year. ControlScan’s PCI Fundamentals course discusses the Level 4 merchant and their risk profile, basic understanding of PCI DSS and card brand requirements. The course will also review acquirers’ responsibilities in driving compliance among Level 4 merchants, how to become compliant and the tools that aid the process and how to develop a comprehensive plan.

“As we further our engagement with the Electronic Transactions Association, we remain committed to delivering our ISO/acquirer partners with a greater understanding of how to manage and guide their Level 4 merchants in the PCI compliance process,” said Herbig. “With changing industry regulations such as PCI DSS 2.0, Level 4 merchants are benefitting from a more prescriptive standard to which they must adhere, but also requiring more guidance related to PCI compliance. ControlScan continues to keep pace with evolving standards, working closely with our partners to help their merchants reduce risk.”

About ControlScan
Headquartered in Atlanta, ControlScan provides Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance solutions that fit the specific needs of small- to medium-sized merchants (defined by Visa as “Level 4”). The company helps simplify PCI compliance and reduce risk for acquirers by achieving high PCI compliance rates for their merchants. As a market leader in PCI compliance, ControlScan offers its acquirer partners the unique benefits of an exclusive focus on servicing Level 4 merchants, programs that work based on the needs of each acquirer and a track record of success in achieving high PCI compliance rates. For more information about ControlScan and its solutions visit or call 1-800-825-3301.


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