San Antonio, TX – October 25, 2010 – Digital Defense, Inc., a leading provider of information security governance, risk management, and compliance (GRC) solutions, today announced the company received formal notification from the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council (SSC) it has successfully passed the Testing Phase of the PCI Scanning Vendor Program. The achievement is significant because it not only maintains Digital Defense’s place on the list of PCI Approved Scanning Vendors (ASV), but also demonstrates stability and longevity as this is the fifth year in a row Digital Defense has attained this accomplishment, which few other vendors can claim.
“We have been using comprehensive PCI vulnerability scanning services provided by Digital Defense for many years,” explained Lawrence (Larry) G. Foran, Senior Security Officer at Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP. “Their layered approach not only gives us PCI vulnerability scanning to satisfy PCI Compliance Requirements, but lays out a robust and comprehensive vulnerability scanning program, which we can perform on our own or have Digital Defense personnel manage for us. It is a huge time saver and we have been extremely pleased with the deliverables year after year. It is a requirement for firms such as ours to have a PCI Approved Scanning Vendor execute our vulnerability scans and the fact that Digital Defense has maintained that rating for five years is exceptional.”
The PCI SSC administers the ASV program. In order to become a certified ASV or be recertified, organizations must undergo a rigorous process. Therefore, the PCI SSC recommends that clients check the list each time the services of an ASV are engaged, to ensure the ASV has successfully maintained its approval.
“We are extremely proud Digital Defense has achieved PCI ASV recertification and that we have maintained this status for five years,” stated Mark Bell, EVP of Operations at Digital Defense. “Digital Defense is a standards and process-driven organization and we take this accomplishment very seriously, as does the marketplace. Knowing that an organization such as the PCI SSC is setting a high bar and implementing the standard on a global basis so that clients can have the highest confidence that confidential information remains secure is an undertaking we support wholeheartedly.”
About the PCI Security Standards Council
The mission of the PCI Security Standards Council is to enhance payment account security by driving education and awareness of the PCI Data Security Standard and other standards that increase payment data security. The PCI Security Standards Council was formed by the major payment card brands American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc. to provide a transparent forum in which all stakeholders can provide input into the ongoing development, enhancement and dissemination of the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS), PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements and the Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS). Merchants, banks, processors and other vendors are encouraged to join as participating organizations.
About Linebarger Goggan Blair & Sampson, LLP
For over 30 years, Linebarger Goggan has focused on government collections. The early decision to concentrate our energy and resources on delinquent tax collections in Texas led to successes that have elevated the firm from a “Texas firm” to the national stage. The firm is now a major player in public-sector collections, serving over 1,900 clients from offices in Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Illinois, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia.