Cybersecurity firm 24By7Security has obtained the Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) certification from Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council.
With the certification, the firm will now be able to carry out security assessments required to validate industry members’ compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard.
The standard covers 12 compliance requirements involving six security principles to address cardholder data security.
Among these principles are building a secure network and monitoring it on a regular basis.
The principles also include putting in place a documented information security policy with a vulnerability management programme as well as strong access controls.
The PCI Security Standards Council is designed to supervise the payment card sector comprising of four segments.
These segments include merchants accepting credit card payments, financial institutions processing the payments, point-of-sale vendors supplying the card processing equipment and systems, and hardware and software developers creating the underlying global infrastructure for the industry.
24By7Security CEO and managing director Rema Deo called the development a “significant milestone”.
“Our cybersecurity professionals have undergone rigorous training and testing, and we are pleased to be authorised to help payment card industry members achieve and maintain compliance with the multifaceted Data Security Standard,” Deo said.
Recently, the cybersecurity firm received the Registered Provider Organization (RPO) status, which allows the firm to support contractors in preparing for compliance with the Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC).