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AN OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE

VIMRO LLC

VIMRO, LLC Now Certi ed PCI Quali ed


Security Assessor
PRESS RELEASE - NOV 12, 2015 06:53 EST

VIMRO, LLC announces that the company received the


designation of Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) from the
Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC).
VIMRO continuously demonstrated clear industry leadership in
the payment card security arena, including passing an in-depth
evaluation by the SSC.
VIMRO, LLC announces that the company received the
VIMRO's professionals not only
designation of Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) from
hold the technical expertise that is
the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council
necessary for PCI DSS compliance,
(PCI SSC). VIMRO is focused on advanced cyber
but as audit and security
security, and this achievement forcefully underscores
professionals, we also have an
instinctive knowledge of process
that fact. In order to become a QSA, VIMRO
and controls, which makes us a
continuously demonstrated clear industry leadership in
unique force in this area.
the payment card security arena, including passing an
in-depth evaluation by the SSC and upholding the
MICHAEL HORSCH FIZZ, CBDO AND
PRINCIPAL ANALYST
highest level of professionalism in administering PCI
assessments to the specifications of the Data Security Standard (DSS).
VIMRO can now assist clients in building and maintaining secure payment card networks, and
help identify and eliminate risks in pre-existing networks through access controls, regular
system testing, and on-going system monitoring.
VIMROs professionals not only hold the technical expertise that is necessary for PCI DSS
compliance, but as audit and security professionals, we also have an instinctive knowledge of
process and controls, which makes us a unique force in this area, said Michael Horsch Fizz,
VIMROs Principal Analyst and Chief Business Development Officer. In addition, by leveraging
VIMROs Holistic Cyber Security Enabling Methodology, our clients arm themselves to prevent,
detect, and respond to cybercriminal attacks that threaten their business, clients, employees,
and sensitive data.
The PCI SSC was created as a joint effort by the largest payment card companies: Visa,
MasterCard, American Express, JCB and Discover, with the goal of creating a central
management authority which could, among other things, increase security for their
cardholders and the companies accepting their cards, through the prevention of security
breaches, fraud, insecure data handling techniques, and other security threats. Cardholder

data is a tempting target for criminals, and serious breaches occur regularly. In order to
combat this, the PCI DSS is complex and detailed, covering many areas of a business day-today operations.
Regardless, it is the responsibility of the vendor accepting payment cards to ensure the safety
of the data passing through their system. Companies which accept credit card payments,
whether huge, well-established institutions or growing startups, need this protection in order
to defend themselves and their customers. If a business is found to be in non-compliance
with the PCI DSS they can expect heavy fines, and will bear the responsibility for all client
losses from fraud, in addition to the loss of company reputation inherent with customer
dissatisfaction.
The proliferation of people-to-people payment options, such as Square, PayPal, Amazon,
mobile phone devices and plug-in credit card readers, has revolutionized the payment
industry, while also creating significantly greater risk for security breaches, said Larry
Boettger, VIMRO Advanced Cyber Security Architect and PCI QSA Solution Leader. With
greater risk-exposure comes greater demand for QSA certified organizations. As a QSA
company, we are proud to be able to enhance our cyber security offerings by ensuring that
our clients meet the required PCI DSS compliance standards.
For more information on how VIMROs PCI DSS compliance services can help your business,
visit https://www.vimro.com/advanced-security-services/pci-dss-qsa/ .
About VIMRO LLC
VIMRO LLC is the trusted cyber security partner to clients nationwide by providing the most
relevant, validated security and networking solutions in the industry. VIMROs foundation is
based on an exclusive community of vetted industry experts who are empowered by a culture
of achieving measurable outcomes and results. In the U.S., visit VIMRO, LLC
at www.vimro.com.
About PCI Security Standards Council
The PCI Security Standards Council is an open global forum, launched in 2006, that is
responsible for the development, management, education, and awareness of the PCI Security
Standards, including the Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Payment Application Data Security
Standard (PA-DSS), and PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements.
The Council's five founding global payment brands -- American Express, Discover Financial
Services, JCB International, MasterCard, and Visa Inc. -- have agreed to incorporate the PCI DSS
as the technical requirements of each of their data security compliance programs. Each
founding member also recognizes the QSAs, PA-QSAs and ASVs certified by the PCI Security
Standards Council.

Additional Links
The Dark Net - Devil in the Details
The PCI DSS Reaper

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Cyber Security, NIST, Payment Card Industry


Security S, PCI DSS, PCI QSA

Company Contact Information


Alex Chizhik
VIMRO LLC
12100 Sunrise Valley , Reston
VA, 20191
800-272-0019

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