Jacob Ansari

Jacob Ansari is the Chief Information Security Officer at Schellman & Company, where he develops and manages the company-wide information security program. Jacob oversees the processes for risk and security assessment, vulnerability management, software security, awareness and education, and incident response. Jacob has also performed in a client facing role as the technical lead for Schellman’s PCI services, and represents Schellman to the payments industry. Additionally, Jacob has experience with other Payment Card Industry assessment services, namely Software Security Framework, PA-DSS, P2PE, 3DS, and PIN. Jacob has extensive technical expertise on matters of information security, compliance, application security, and cryptography, and has been performing payment card security assessments since the card brands operated the predecessor standards to PCI DSS. Over the 20 years of his career, Jacob has spoken extensively on PCI-related matters, trained and mentored assessors, and contributed to groups on emerging standards, advisory bodies, and special interest groups.

  • Deconstructing Next-Gen Network Surface Security

    Deconstructing Next-Gen Network Surface Security

    As the number of remote workers and IoT devices grows attack surface expands. Is AI the best option for defending data? Schellman CISO Jacob Ansari offers insights.

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  • Election-Related Threats and Defenses

    Election-Related Threats and Defenses

    Schellman's Jacob Ansari provides an overview of voting-related security threats the US faces during the 2020 election, and what defenses we can employ to combat them

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  • Twitter Security Incident13:22

    Twitter Security Incident

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  • Dark Basin7:23

    Dark Basin

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  • Verizon's 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report11:23

    Verizon's 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report

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  • Phishing Attacks8:36

    Phishing Attacks

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  • SBA Website Incident8:17

    SBA Website Incident

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  • Fingerprint Readers9:22

    Fingerprint Readers

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  • Zoom Security5:00

    Zoom Security

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  • Schellman listed as one of the first PCI Software Security Framework Assessors

    Schellman listed as one of the first PCI Software Security Framework Assessors

    Schellman & Company has become one of the first firms in the industry to offer PCI Software Security Framework (SSF) assessments as a Secure Software and a Secure SLC Assessor.

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  • Home Safe: 20 Cybersecurity Tips for Your Remote Workers

    Home Safe: 20 Cybersecurity Tips for Your Remote Workers

    Dark Reading recently asked a number of security experts for the most important advice they'd tell IT departments to impart to their remote workers.

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  • Verizon Releases 2019 Payment Security Report (PSR)

    Verizon Releases 2019 Payment Security Report (PSR)

    Verizon has released its 2019 Payment Security Report (PSR). For the first time they have worked with other entities as contributors and Schellman was one of the first five entities who contributed.

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  • Schellman Becomes PCI Qualified PIN Assessor

    Schellman Becomes PCI Qualified PIN Assessor

    Schellman & Company has become a Qualified PIN Assessor (QPA) for the PCI PIN Security Program.

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  • Passwords: A Game of Pwns - A Hash of Kings

    Passwords: A Game of Pwns - A Hash of Kings

    Apparently, someone put World Password Day (May 2) just before Star Wars Day (May 4) and while the most hotly anticipated final season on TV is airing (“Game of Thrones”). This seems...

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  • The 11 Biggest Issues IT Faces Today

    The 11 Biggest Issues IT Faces Today

    From securing IoT to retraining IT talent to finding new revenue streams, CIOs have more than their share of concerns keeping them up at night. Each year we talk with tech leaders...

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  • Supply and Demand (for security)

    Supply and Demand (for security)

    2018 was the year that raised the alarm in earnest about potential vulnerabilities in the supply chain for enterprise computing systems.But with such diverse networks and widespread...

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  • EFAIL - They weren't kidding about the pretty good part

    EFAIL - They weren't kidding about the pretty good part

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  • Schellman Joins PCI 3DS Assessors

    Schellman Joins PCI 3DS Assessors

    Schellman & Company, LLC, a leading provider of attestation and compliance services, has become an assessor in the PCI Security Standards Council’s new 3-D Secure (3DS) program, and can...

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  • Payment Security Insights

    Payment Security Insights

    There are some important PCI DSS deadlines coming up. Let’s start with the SSL/early TLS migration. Why is it important for organizations to migrate away from SSL/TLS?

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  • Malware in 2017: The More Things Change

    Malware in 2017: The More Things Change

    This article discusses ransomware and looks briefly at malware affecting point-of-sale (POS) systems, considering attack vectors and relevant defenses. It also touches on some of the...

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