Cyber Security Specialist aims to help Australian travel agents
Travel agents racing against time to meet IATA’s deadline for PCI DSS compliance are being offered help by Sydeny based cyber security specialists Foregenix with a unique service that simplifies and supports their PCI compliance and ongoing cyber security health. *
The service, which launches today, includes a portal with self-validation through an easy-to-use, ‘wizard based’ PCI self-assessment service, along with Foregenix’s Serengeti Lite – an end point compliance and cyber health monitoring solution – and fully supported by the compliance specialists Foregenix. It also includes travel-specific policy documentation templates and a guide to demystify the jargon that comes with the standard.
Supported by the Foregenix team of cyber security specialists, additional options include direct access to one of the world’s leading PCI assessor teams and software to locate unsecured credit card numbers (and other personally identifiable information) to help ensure that they are not left in vulnerable locations and exposed to would be fraudsters.
The service is the work of Foregenix and its partner company ControlScan, specialists in cyber security solutions for payment security and PCI DSS, which work with many travel companies across the globe.
Travel industry and compliance specialist Richard Jones of Foregenix comments: “The industry is served by many thousands of travel agents, the majority of whom are facing the PCI DSS challenge for the first time under the IATA mandate.
“Like many other SMEs they need extra help to get them across the line, so they can operate in compliance with this global standard. We believe we offer a unique combination of experience and travel industry knowledge to make the task both pain free and cost effective.”
* The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) aims to reduce credit card fraud through the implementation of a global standard to help organisations protect credit card data. PCI DSS has strict guidelines on protecting cardholder data, from processing to transmission to storage.
Foregenix is an independent, specialist information security business that has a global service capability. The Foregenix team has operated in the payment card industry since the inception of the security standards in 2004 and has carried compliance assessments on many travel industry businesses. It has offices across the globe including the UK, South Africa, USA, Germany, Brazil and Uruguay.
ControlScan managed security and compliance solutions help secure networks and protect payment card data, providing a more streamlined path to authentic PCI compliance. Processors, acquirers, ISOs and payment facilitators use our strategic PCI compliance programs to reduce portfolio risk and strengthen merchant relationships. Headquartered in Atlanta, ControlScan is globally connected through a worldwide base of customers, partners and strategic alliances.