We are honored to announce that Advantio Ltd has been chosen as one of only 20 Qualified Security Assessors to become a member of the Global Executive Assessor Roundtable (GEAR) by the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC). We are looking forward to contributing and advising the PCI SSC on issues relating to securing payment data globally.

The Global Executive Assessor Roundtable (GEAR) has been established to serve as a direct channel of communication between C-level executives of security assessor companies and PCI SSC’s senior leadership. Its aim is to facilitate the exchange of information and ideas in the payment security field and to help improve training content and qualification requirements.

To be eligible to serve on the Global Executive Assessor Roundtable (GEAR) a PCI SSC assessor company should be an active assessor for at least seven years, has to actively participate in at least three assessor programs and be present in three or more regions. Out of 385 QSAs the PCI SSC chose 20 leaders.

Advantio has been securing payment data transactions since 2009 providing complete security solutions to organisations all over the world. We are actively participating in a number of PCI SSC programs: Qualified Security Assessor (PCI QSA), Payment Application Qualified Security Assessor (PA-QSA), Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE) Assessor, Payment Application Point-to-Point Encryption Qualified Security Assessor (PA-QSA P2PE) and 3-D Secure (3DS) Assessor.

We are proud to have our Chief Operating Officer and Director of Professional Services Martin Petrov attending the Global Executive Assessor Roundtable meetings and providing valuable insights to the payment card industry from the assessor’s point of view.

Marco Borza

Written by Marco Borza

I am the Founder of Advantio.
Technology has been my passion since I was a kid; when I first heard the handshake of an old 300bps modem I realised security would be key in an interconnected world. Since then it has become my passion and primary focus.
The reason why I've started my own business is to make IT Security simple.

Certifications: CISSP / CCSA (Checkpoint) / ITIL Foundations / ACSA (ArcSight)/ Linux+/ PCI-QSA / PA-QSA