James Devoy, EVP Cyber Risk at Sysnet

Sysnet Global Solutions has become the first company, globally, to be registered on the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council’s (PCI SSC) Qualified PIN Assessors (QPA) listing.

The newly appointed QPA status means Sysnet Global Solutions now has the right to validate an entity’s adherence to the PCI PIN Standard, by the PCI Council.

In August 2018, the PCI SSC published its PCI PIN Security Requirements and Testing Procedures version 3.0. The security standard promotes the secure management, processing and transmission of all PIN data at ATMs as well as attended and unattended point-of-sale (POS) terminals.

This update is a result of collaboration between PCI SSC and the Accredited Standards Committee (ASC X9) to create a unified standard for payment stakeholders.

James Devoy, EVP Cyber Risk at Sysnet, said: “The PCI SSC has been developing a program to train and qualify security assessors to support the implementation of its new PIN Security Standard. Now it’s launched, we are proud to be the first company to achieve full Qualified PIN Assessor status.”

“At Sysnet, we specialise in assisting payment organisations in achieving and maintaining compliance with many standards and are therefore delighted be able to assist banks and other payment organisations to comply with this most recent PCI Council standard.”

In addition to its status as a QPA, Sysnet is also listed on the PCI SSC’s website as;

· 3DS Assessor
· Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV)
· Payment application Qualified Security Assessor (PA DSS)
· PCI Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE)TM Assessor
· Qualified Security Assessor (QSA)
· Qualified Integrator and Reseller

For more information on Sysnet’s managed compliance technology, visit www.sysnetgs.com.

by Bill Boyle
IBS Intelligence Senior Editor