SOURCE: Society of Payment Security Professionals

Society of Payment Security Professionals

April 20, 2009 11:00 ET

Society of Payment Security Professionals Launches CPISM/A eLearning

PARK CITY, UT--(Marketwire - April 20, 2009) - The Society of Payment Security Professionals announced today the launch of the industry's most comprehensive online PCI security courses. The eLearning courses are designed to prepare individuals for the Certified Payment-Card Industry Security Manager (CPISM) and Auditor (CPISA) exams and to provide education in the unique aspects of payment card security.

"We felt the most efficient and effective way to meet the increasing demand for PCI security training on a global basis was through eLearning," said Chris Mark, CPISM/A, CISSP, CIPP, the founder of the Society of Payment Security Professionals. "In addition to offering a platform to study for the CPISM and CPISA exams, the eLearning courses are designed to provide a solid background in payment card security and regulatory compliance issues. The courses were developed according to our educational methodology, which is based upon accepted adult education and learning pedagogy. We're excited to be able to meet the needs of the industry by offering these relevant, engaging, and interactive courses."

The course domains, which were validated by industry stakeholders including major card brands, banks, QSAs, Merchants, and service providers to ensure relevance and consistency include the payment card industry structure, cardholder data structure, state and federal regulation, card brand security programs, PCI DSS, and much more.

The Society of Payment Security Professionals debuted the CPISM and CPISA certifications in 2008. Since May 2008, more than 300 individuals have attended training and taken the exams with more than 240 individuals certified as CPISMs or CPISAs.

The Society of Payment Security Professionals will be debuting the first eLearning courses this week at the Electronic Transaction Association's Annual Meeting & Expo in Las Vegas. The courses will be demonstrated by The Aegenis Group at Booth #920.

About the Society of Payment Security Professionals

The Society of Payment Security Professionals' objective is to provide individuals and organizations involved in payment security with an online community to share information, and access education and certification opportunities. Society members come from a variety of businesses including card brands, merchants, acquirers, ISOs, and more. For more information, please visit our website at www.paymentsecuritypros.com

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Heather Mark
    Company Name: Society of Payment Security Professionals
    Telephone Number: 888-616-3330
    Fax Number: 435-608-6403
    Email Address: Email Contact
    Web site address: www.paymentsecuritypros.com