IT Security Training & Solutions – I(TS)2, the Middle East’s premier provider of integrated Security Education & Certification Curriculum, Security Solutions, Security Consultancy and Managed Security Services, today announced that it has been designated by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council as Qualified Security Assessor (QSA). I(TS)2 is the first Saudi company to achieve this designation which is critical to the financial sector and growing regulation in the region.
The QSA designation means that I(TS)2 is now qualified to assess an organization's compliance to the PCI Data Security Standards (DSS). Banks, merchants, credit card processors, hosting providers and any other organizations that store process or transmit cardholder data are mandated to be compliant with the PCI DSS.
“I(TS)2’s achievement is one of many that demonstrate our commitment to continue to lead in the areas of information security, compliance and auditing,” said Samer Omar, General Manager of I(TS)2 add “this achievement should bring national pride and hopefully more support from the Finance and Banking sector”
I(TS)2 PCI strategy also involves key partners which include Qualys who is a an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV), and is fully certified to assess PCI DSS compliance. Through QualysGuard PCI, the most accurate, easiest to use tool for turnkey PCI, which enables merchants and Member Service Providers to promptly complete the PCI self-assessment questionnaire and conduct network and web application security scans to efficiently identify and eliminate security vulnerabilities, I(TS)2 is the only company that provides this service locally through a unique partnership which securely stores all customers information locally in Saudi Arabia at its Raqeeb Security Operation Center (SOC). .
I(TS)2 also provides a full suite of PCI solutions in partnership with leading vendors including ArcSight, Citrix, Cisco, Juniper, SafeNet & Tripwire to help organizations ensure data privacy, meet compliance requirements and protect critical data against both internal and external threats in an efficient and cost-effective manner.