SOURCE: FishNet Security

February 20, 2006 12:23 ET

FishNet Security Becomes PCI Qualified Data Security Company (QDSC)

FishNet Security Reinforces Assessment Capabilities With Visa's Cardholder Information Security Program

KANSAS CITY, MO -- (MARKET WIRE) -- February 20, 2006 --FishNet Security, a leading information security solutions provider, has become a Qualified Data Security Company (QDSC) for Visa's Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP). This achievement places FishNet Security in a select group of security providers qualified to perform PCI onsite data security assessments for merchants and service providers who store, process or transmit payment card data. FishNet Security's commitment to CISP and the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) communicates an integral belief in protecting sensitive information assets and corporate intelligence, and a focused dedication to securing business.

Providing security solutions for over nine years has empowered FishNet Security to offer a unique risk-based approach to managing compliance. With a well established commitment to our clients, FishNet Security is well positioned to provide a strategic approach to risk management that is integrated into a business' security compliance foundation, above and beyond the simple 'checklist audit mentality.'

"FishNet Security recognizes the value in the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard as essential in ensuring the integrity of credit card holder data," stated Gary Fish, CEO FishNet Security. "We are proud to have met the Visa requirements to become a QDSC, as this will bolster our continued dedication as trusted advisors to our clients in compliance management. We are passionate about our posture as advocates for businesses; our client retention is a direct result of our commitment to helping minimize risk and maximize protection."

CISP, a compliance-based program mandated in June 2001, is designed to create common industry security requirements to protect cardholder data, ensuring that members, merchants, and service providers maintain the highest information security. According to the CISP regulation, companies performing PCI Data Security Assessments for merchants and service providers must be approved by Visa as a Qualified Data Security Company (QDSC).

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About FishNet Security

FishNet Security is the nation's most respected security solutions provider. FishNet Security expertise includes information security strategy, continuous risk and application assessment, planning, implementation, management, training and support -- enabling businesses to meet their unique security needs. Since 1996, FishNet Security has offered information security services and products to global enterprises, government agencies, and small-medium sized businesses. For more information about FishNet Security, please visit us at

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