Methodology Matters: Selecting the Right QSA-C for Your Organization’s Needs

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Michael Aminzade, VP of Global Compliance and Risk Services at Trustwave

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Your organization has its own unique IT infrastructure, business model, risk profile and tolerance. The best strategy for streamlining your annual Payment Card Industry (PCI) validation process is to make sure that your Qualified Security Assessor Company (QSA-C) employs a sound and forward-looking methodology for your assessments. A key first step is understanding the critical differences between risk acceptance and risk mitigation and the implications for your business. Tune in to learn best practices in PCI services methodology and how they apply to your specific requirements. Michael Aminzade, VP of Global Compliance and Risk Services at Trustwave, will discuss: -The impact on PCI assessments, including PCI Data Security Standard (DSS), Payment Applications DSS and P2PE (Point to Point Encryption). -How sound methodology helps you build a better foundation for security and compliance - whatever your starting point. -Top considerations for evaluating methodology.

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