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Most Chosen PCI Qualified Security Assessor in Europe as of August 2022
Martin Petrov September 20, 2022
4 minutes read
Advantio was the most chosen Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) for the Payment Card Industry in Europe according to Visa’s Registry of Validated Service Providers (August 2022)
Since 2009, Advantio has been one of the most active and fastest growing QSA companies in the industry, among 387 QSA providers globally. Advantio is currently the most chosen Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) for the Payment Card Industry in Europe according to Visa’s Registry of Validated Service Providers and lists in the top 5 on MasterCard’s Global QSA register of Validated Service Providers for the Payment Card Industry. (August 2022). We regularly review Visa’s listing and calculate our total number of assessments per region (AP, Can, CEMEA, EU, Global, LAC, US) compared to our competitors and our comparative analysis shows that Advantio has provided more PCI assessments than any other assessor in Visa’s Europe region as of August 2022.
QSA Companies (QSACs) operate independently and are qualified, trained, and approved by the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) as entities that can assess and audit a company's adherence to the PCI Data Security Standards.
Advantio’s QSA Professionals (QSAPs) have assisted hundreds of Merchant, Service Provider, Issuer, and Acquirer types of organizations throughout every phase of their compliance journey since 2009. With respect to the Merchant and Service Provider classified organizations, Advantio possesses enviable expertise in multiple industry verticals, including but not limited to Hospitality & Leisure, Financial & Payment Services, Telecommunications, Government & Defense, Healthcare, Higher Education, Travel, Technology, Infrastructure, and Entertainment.
Achieving and maintaining PCI DSS compliance can be an overwhelming process and journey, and Advantio is here to help you navigate the maze of requirements as they apply to your business. With Advantio, you can achieve PCI DSS compliance in three easy steps, while enjoying our key promise: Delivering our services, always on time and on budget.
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.
Advantio has always strived to help businesses rethink their approach toward secure payments and cybersecurity. We specialize in providing advisory, audit, and consultancy services, sale, integration, and provisioning of products, managed services, and solutions in the areas of Information and Cyber Security, Risk, Governance, and Compliance with a specific focus on the Payment Card Industry.
I am the COO and Director of Professional Services at Advantio.
I have been at the forefront of the Payment Card Industry starting with PCI DSS version 1.0 in 2005. Since then I have executed hundreds of assessments, delivered numerous trainings and have been a keynote speaker at industry events across Europe, the Middle East, Asia, North America and Africa empowering organizations to defend themselves against modern-day cyberattacks.