ALEXANDRIA, Va. -- MANDIANT, the elite provider of proactive and responsive security services including network & application security, incident response and computer forensics has met the necessary requirements to become a PCI Security Standards Council Qualified Security Assessor (QSA). MANDIANT is now validated as compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). With this designation, MANDIANT is certified to perform Payment Card Industry data security assessments for merchants and service providers who store, process, or transmit payment card data. To validate the compliance status of merchants and service providers, an in-depth assessment of the security-related processes, procedures, web configurations, and account data storage is necessary.
The PCI DSS, endorsed by American Express, Discover Financial, JCB, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa International, requires merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit customer payment card data to adopt information security controls and processes to ensure data integrity. Participating payment brands require PCI DSS compliance reports by a certified third-party assessor for merchants and service providers that process credit card transactions to achieve compliance. More information on the council and the standard can be found at www.pcisecuritystandards.org
MANDIANT will help merchants and service providers comply with the PCI DSS by performing network scans, penetration tests, web application assessments, and compliance reviews on their system environments. MANDIANT will use experienced security professionals and a number of proven manual and automated techniques to conduct thorough, yet concise, reviews of the merchant's and service provider's environment.
The PCI Security Standards Council is committed to helping everyone involved in the payment chain protect consumer payment data. By participating in the QSA certification process, MANDIANT demonstrates they are playing an active part in this important end goal, said Bob Russo, General Manager, PCI Security Standards Council.