Schellman Becomes PCI Qualified PIN Assessor

July 9, 2019 Jacob Ansari

Schellman & Company, LLC has become a Qualified PIN Assessor (QPA) for the PCI PIN Security Program. PCI PIN, one of the subsidiary standards part of the PCI PIN Transaction Security (PTS) group of standards, covers the safeguards for protecting online and offline PIN transactions in attended and unattended point of sale or for automated teller machine scenarios. The new QPA program moves assessors under the PCI Security Standards Council’s remit from the payment card brands, although the standards, control objectives, and payment card brand direction remain largely the same.

The PIN Security Requirements complement Schellman’s existing PCI services, especially PCI DSS and PCI P2PE, and give clients who handle ATM processing or other PIN data flows the opportunity to consolidate their various audits under a single firm with deep expertise and rigorous quality standards.

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Jacob Ansari

Jacob Ansari is a Senior Manager at Schellman & Company. Jacob performs and manages PCI DSS assessments. Additionally, Jacob oversees other Payment Card Industry assessment services, namely PA-DSS, P2PE, and 3DS. Jacob's career spans nearly 20 years of information security consulting and assessment services, including network and application security assessments, penetration testing, forensic examinations, security code review, and assessment of cryptographic systems. Jacob has performed payment card security compliance assessments since the payment card brands operated their own standards prior to the advent of PCI DSS.

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