Rule4 Certified as Payment Card Industry (PCI) QSA

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Rule4 has been approved by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) to provide Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) services.

Global cybersecurity and emerging technology advisory services firm Rule4 has been approved by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) to provide Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) services.

QSA companies are independent security organizations that have been qualified to validate an entity’s adherence to the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS), a rigorous set of payment security controls designed to ensure that companies accepting, processing, storing, or transmitting credit card information do so in a secure manner. PCI DSS compliance is required of organizations that accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express, JCB, or Discover card.

Rule4 assists organizations with complex technology stacks and those in high-risk industries. Its PCI QSA services focus primarily on supporting organizations in completing Self-Assessment Questionnaires (SAQs), ruling on compensating controls, or preparing for a full Report on Compliance (ROC) certification in an advisory role.

Although the QSA designation is new for Rule4, it is not a new skill set for the organization’s advisory team, which has nearly three decades of combined QSA experience. In addition to assessing IT security risk and compliance with standards such as PCI DSS, NIST SP 800 series, ISO 27001, and HIPAA, Rule4’s team of engineers provides custom services that typically fall under the umbrellas of incident response, application security (architecture and testing, secure software development lifecycle), and technical leadership and expertise (virtual CISO, chief architect).

“We’re excited to add the PCI QSA capability to our services,” said Co-CEO Dan Mackin. “We have a reputation for maintaining a deep pool of diverse experience and credentials that is unrivaled in the industry, and this certification is an important piece of that. Whether a client is new to PCI DSS or has been wrestling with compliance for years, we’re here to help.”

Visit or call 888-4THEFOX to learn more about Rule4’s QSA services.

About Rule4

Rule4 provides cybersecurity and emerging technology advisory services to a global client base from its headquarters in Boulder, Colorado. It customizes its consulting services to meet clients’ needs, with offerings ranging across cybersecurity, artificial intelligence, industrial IoT, application security, automation, site-reliability engineering, IT transformation, PCI DSS compliance, and more. Rule4 follows an opensource and technology-agnostic philosophy, and is one of the first global cybersecurity firms to earn B Corp certification.

About the PCI SSC

The PCI Security Standards Council is a global, open industry standards body providing management of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), PCI PIN Entry Device (PED) Security Requirements, and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS). Its mission is to enhance global payment account data security by developing standards and supporting services that drive education, awareness, and effective implementation by stakeholders. To learn more, visit

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