Cybertrust Named PCI Qualified Security Assessor By Visa Europe

By | June 28, 2006

CybertrustR, the global information security specialist, today announced that via its majority-owned subsidiary Ubizen, it has been recognized by Visa Europe as a PCI (Payment Card Industry) Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) As a Visa qualified QSA, Cybertrust is authorised to provide PCI on-site security audits as required by the PCI Data Security Standard, ensuring merchants and service providers that store, process or transmit payment card data consistently apply PCI measures and controls to defend against data exposure and compromise.

Visa´s Account Information Security Program (AIS), which endorses the PCI Data Security Standard, is intended to protect cardholder data wherever it resides, ensuring that members, merchants and service providers maintain the

highest information security standard. As a QSA, Cybertrust has met Visa´s stringent requirements of financial stability, technical capability and industry experience, resulting in the qualification of Qualified Security Assessor Professionals (QSAPs) authorized to perform PCI Data Security Assessments. With its global presence and numerous QSAPs based in each region around the world, Cybertrust is positioned to deliver PCI Data Security Assessments locally throughout Europe, the United States and Asia.

“Visa´s AIS program reflects a commitment to information security, intelligent business and superior customer care,” said Kerry Bailey, Cybertrust senior vice president, global services. “We are privileged to earn this recognition from Visa and look forward to continuing to work with acquiring banks, merchants and service providers throughout Europe to enable them to demonstrate compliance with this important information security


Cybertrust Online Compliance Program (OCP) is the solution of choice for acquiring banks, merchants and payment service providers (PSPs) looking to monitor compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard. By collaborating with Cybertrust, acquiring banks have expanded, easily customizable options to achieve greater visibility over their merchants´ compliance status as required by PCI, while merchants and PSPs have access to useful tools to determine their compliance status and necessary remediation activities. Customers benefit from the ability to more effectively achieve and maintain compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard, ultimately reducing thelikelihood and impact of credit card fraud.

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