SOURCE: Tripwire, Inc.

Tripwire, Inc.

February 12, 2009 09:15 ET

Tripwire Joins The Society of Payment Security Professionals

Two Thought Leaders Join Forces to Help Organizations Address the Growing Threat of Data Breaches

PORTLAND, OR--(Marketwire - February 12, 2009) - Tripwire, Inc. announced today that it has become an organizational member of The Society of Payment Security Professionals (SPSP), founded by The Aegenis Group, an authority on PCI training both nationally and internationally. The SPSP was created in response to the urgent need to protect the vast amounts of sensitive customer data associated with online and offline transactions. The Society provides a common forum for members to share information and best practices for payment card security.

"We are excited to have Tripwire join as a member of the Society given its strong leadership within the market on topics related to the PCI standard and data security best practices," said Chris Mark, CPISM/A, CISSP, CIPP, Founder at SPSP. "The Society will benefit from Tripwire's research and deep expertise, bettering the industry as a whole."

"The industry is in need of an organization like The SPSP, that is focusing on the specific needs of businesses that seek better ways to protect sensitive customer data," said Ed Rarick, Tripwire PCI Evangelist. "We are excited to be part of the growing SPSP movement and look forward to contributing to the community."

Society members come from a variety of businesses including card brands, merchants, acquirers, ISOs, and software companies. Tripwire's flagship software product, Tripwire Enterprise, is the market-leading Enhanced File Integrity Monitoring solution preferred by the payment card industry for continuous compliance and security control.

The SPSP offers education, certification, labs, user groups, discussion forums and research related to the most current, viable technologies and processes. For more information about The SPSP, visit

About Tripwire, Inc.

Tripwire helps over 6,500 enterprises worldwide reduce security risk, attain compliance and increase operational efficiency across virtual and physical environments. With its industry leading Enhanced File Integrity Monitoring solution for continuous compliance, IT organizations achieve and maintain configuration control. Tripwire is headquartered in Portland, Ore. with offices worldwide.

About the Society of Payment Security Professionals

The Society of Payment Security Professionals (SPSP) is an international organization dedicated to providing individuals and organizations involved in payment security a community in which to share information and access education and certification opportunities. The SPSP focuses not only on industry self-regulation, but on the government mandates surrounding data security and privacy. The SPSP offers two certification programs: the Certified Payment-Card Industry Security Manager (CPISM) and Certified Payment-Card Industry Security Auditor (CPISA). These certifications serve to allow business personnel and technical staff to demonstrate their knowledge and proficiency in the unique data security concerns of the Payments Industry. For more information on SPSP, please visit

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