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Advantio's team is proud to welcome Irmantas Brazaitis in our consulting team.
"In a continuous effort to better service new geographical areas and to jump start our training offering we were pleased to meet a person who is quickly becoming a key asset in our consultancy arm and a trusted friend. I am pleased to welcome Irmantas in a key role here at Advantio" said Advantio's Managing Director Marco Borza. "Thanks to his knowledge, experience and reputation Irmantas will be part of our consulting team while leading our Training Department. Irmantas is originally from Lithuania but is based in Manchester, from were he "usually" works, to understand why we use the word "usually", you should know that we kindly nicknamed him "the Gypsy" for his attitude towards constant travel. He is fluent in English, Lithuanian and Russian and also acts as a link between the EMEA and CIS operations".
Irmantas is an information security professional with a vast experience within payment card industry. Irmantas has worked for a leading global payment service provider while achieving PCI DSS compliance for the business unit he was working for, he was also responsible for the implementation of audits such as VISA and MasterCard personalisation physical and logical security assessments.
Irmantas has been a QSA for many years, during this time, he was dealing with a clients from various industries such as banks (issuers and acquirers), payment service providers, payment application vendors, large retailers, call centres, car rental, hospitality and leisure companies, covering a wide geographical range (Europe, Middle East and Africa). He also helped one of the UK issuing banks to achieve the merchant side of PCI DSS compliance and acted as payment card industry subject matter expert.
Irmantas has also got a sound experience in ATM security having worked for global payment service providers alongside the Fraud team, involved in end-to-end fraud prevention process (from monitoring of suspicious transactions to seizure of criminals). Managed and improved end-to-end ATM key management process from generation to destruction). Responsible for periodic VISA and MasterCard PIN security audits and remediation. Other QSA companies used his expertise in order to assist and guide banks and service providers throughout their PCI DSS compliance journey including entities operating ATM networks.
"We believe that Irmantas will bring to the Company a great contribution in our dealing with client's complex banking environments and ATM Networks. His large experience regarding credit card frauds shared trough our new ATM Security Training courses will be a great benefit for both our partners and the security industry as a whole" said Francesco Consiglio Advantio's CTO.
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