Sydney, 4th August 2020 Risk Associates Europe Ltd (ra), a leading provider of cybersecurity consulting and assessment services, announced today that CEO Dr. Aftab Rizvi was selected to join the 2020-2022 PCI SSC Global Executive Assessor Roundtable (GEAR) to represent ra.
The PCI SSC Global Executive Assessor Roundtable serves as a direct channel for communication between the senior leadership of payment security assessors and PCI SSC senior leadership. ra is one of 28 organizations to join the PCI Security Standards Council’s Global Executive Assessor Roundtable in its efforts to secure payment data globally. As strategic partners, Roundtable members bring industry, geographical, and technical insight to PCI SSC plans and projects on behalf of the assessor community.
PCI SSC Executive Director Lance J. Johnson Quotes: “The Global Executive Assessor Roundtable provides industry expertise and perspectives that influence and shape the development of PCI Security Standards and programs. We look forward to working with ra in our efforts to help organizations secure payment data globally.
PCI SSC SVP Operating Officer Mauro Lance Quotes: “We need voices from across the assessor community to help ensure we are providing the best standards and programs to support the industry in protecting against today’s modern cybercriminal. We’re pleased to have ra on the PCI SSC Global Executive Roundtable to provide critical insights and help us build on the great efforts that are already being done to increase payment security globally.”
CEO Dr. Aftab Rizvi Quotes: ”As a member of the PCI SSC Global Executive Assessor Roundtable, I am excited to represent ra, provide our experience and expertise to help in securing payment data globally. I am looking forward to contributing in shaping the development of the PCI data security standards and programs.”
COO, Peter Cvetkovski Quotes: ”We are pleased to be selected as a member of PCI SSC GEAR, and look forward in contributing in any means that will help in securing payment data through PCI standards and programs. Dr. Aftab Rizvi is an knowledgeable and experienced ra representative, having been involved in the PCI community for many years allowing him present views and interests of assessors and assessed organizations.”
About ra: Risk Associates (ra) is a prominent cybersecurity firm established in 2006, supporting organizations in securing their environments against cyber threats and security breaches. We provide Compliance, Testing, and Management services that are efficient and cost-effective. We are accredited by international organizations such as PCI SSC and UKAS to assess and certify businesses against industry standards across the globe. For more information, visit risk-associates.com
About the PCI Security Standards Council: The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) leads a global, cross-industry effort to increase payment security by providing industry-driven, flexible, and effective data security standards and programs that help businesses detect, mitigate and prevent cyberattacks and breaches.
The official press release from the PCI SSC can be found here.