SOURCE: Society of Payment Security Professionals

Society of Payment Security Professionals

September 09, 2009 08:00 ET

The Society of Payment Security Professionals Announces New CPISM/A Training Dates and a New Industry Certification

As Membership Grows So Do Offerings

PARK CITY, UT--(Marketwire - September 9, 2009) - The Society of Payment Security Professionals (SPSP) announced today that due to high demand Certified Payment-Card Industry Security Manager (CPISM) and Certified Payment-Card Industry Security Auditor (CPISA) training courses will be held once each quarter. Courses were booked to capacity the past two quarters and the numbers are anticipated to remain the same for the upcoming course scheduled for November 10-13th, 2009 in Dallas, TX.

In addition to increasing the frequency of public CPISM/A courses, the SPSP also announced that it will be unveiling a new certification in 2010. Like the CPISM/A certifications, the new certification, Certified Payment-Card Industry Privacy (CPISP), will be created by the Society of Payment Security Professionals (SPSP) with the collaboration of industry and educational experts. CPISP will focus on privacy and regulatory information within the Payments Industry as it applies to PCI DSS.

Privacy and regulatory expert, Dr. Heather Mark, has said "We have received an overwhelming amount of interest from people in the Payment Card Industry wanting to increase their knowledge regarding privacy and regulation. This new certification will educate participants on these issues and help identify them as experts in the industry."

"In response to the large amount of inquires we receive about privacy and regulatory issues, an article focusing on these issues has been and will continue appearing in Secure Payments Magazine," says Dr. Mark. The next third quarter issue of Secure Payments is scheduled to be released on October 1st, 2009. This issue includes a product guide and several articles focusing on emerging technologies as well as Dr. Mark's regulatory column.

For more information about the SPSP, any of the certifications offered, or Secure Payments Magazine please visit, or contact

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. Though their organizations may vary, they all share one purpose: to protect sensitive customer data using the most current, viable technologies and processes. The SPSP is managed by The Aegenis Group.

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