Coral Springs, FL, July 03, 2012 -- 1st Secure IT, a leading provider of data security and compliance solutions, today announce that it has successfully completed the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) testing process and has been approved as a PCI Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) for the Latin America and Caribbean regions. 1st Secure IT is also accredited to provide PCI QSA services in the North America market. With the addition of the Latin America and Caribbean regions, 1st Secure IT is well on its way to provide PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) validation services globally.
The PCI Data Security Standard is a framework of best practice requirements for all organizations that store, process or transmit cardholder data and 1st Secure IT has a robust suite of products and services designed to help financial institutions, acquirers and merchants to respond to the pressing IT security challenges associated with PCI DSS.
"1st Secure IT is headquartered in South Florida, which is the gateway to Latin America." stated Mark Akins, CEO at 1st Secure IT. “Our Latin American office will be led by Abelardo Rodrigues, and our expansion into that region is a direct result of demand from our large customer and partner network. Our QSAs now have a reach that matches the global footprint of our clientele.”
Offering customers a unique opportunity meet multiple compliance objectives through a single vendor, 1st Secure IT’s service lines also include EI3PA, HIPAA, and Sarbanes-Oxley validation services. Organizations seeking further information on PCI DSS validation, EI3PA certification, HIPAA compliance, or SOC reporting options may visit http://www.1stsecureit.com.
About 1st Secure IT, LLC:
Headquartered in Coral Springs, Florida, 1st Secure IT, LLC is a global information systems security firm that provides high end and specialized consulting services and products. As a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) company and registered with the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) to perform PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) assessments for all Merchant Levels, Service Providers and Payment Gateways. Through numerous engagements, 1st Secure IT has developed a profound understanding of the various Data Security Standards (PCI DSS, EI3PA, SOX, & HIPAA). Additionally, they have a proven ability to assess, audit, and review an organization's compliance to those standards while providing a repository of proven methods, knowledge, ideas, tools and best practices.
Visit 1st Secure IT online at www.1stsecureit.com.
1st Secure IT
9900 West Sample Road, Suite 339
Coral Springs, FL 33065