Fulfill Payment Industry Requirements with SecurityMetrics PCI DSS Security Training

Comprehensive employee training services may reduce business security risk

Nov 19, 2013, 10:30 ET from SecurityMetrics

SALT LAKE CITY, Nov. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In order to assist businesses with Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance, recently launched SecurityMetrics PCI DSS Training teaches employees to make better data handling decisions, avoid situations that may lead to card data compromise, and more efficiently safeguard sensitive customer information.

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"35% of data breaches stem from employee negligence and simple mistakes,1" said SecurityMetrics Director of Security Assessments, Gary Glover. "By teaching staff to personally appreciate the importance of cardholder data security through a PCI DSS training program, companies may save their business from crippling compromise fines."

With over 12 unique lessons, SecurityMetrics PCI DSS Training allows organizations to meet PCI requirement 12.6, which requires the implementation and maintenance of a security awareness program. Through effortless cloud-based navigation, the engaging training structure helps increase employee retention on topics such as:

  • The PCI security standards
  • IT and back office security practices
  • Online and phone-based data security
  • Point of sale cardholder data protection
  • Common fraudulent practices
  • Responding to payment card fraud

SecurityMetrics PCI DSS Training also prepares account administrators to verify workforce attendance through an online reporting center that outlines each staff member's completed courses, completion dates, and overall course scores.

Businesses can also elect to participate in SecurityMetrics Data Security Awareness Training, which includes crucial instruction on protecting physical security, understanding security threats, and practicing safe computing.

To learn more about SecurityMetrics PCI DSS or Data Security Trainings, contact 801.705.5665 or pci@securitymetrics.com.

About SecurityMetrics (www.securitymetrics.com)

SecurityMetrics protects electronic commerce and payments leaders, global acquirers, and their retail customers from security breaches and data theft. The company is a leading provider and innovator in merchant data security, and as an Approved Scanning Vendor and Qualified Security Assessor, has helped over 1 million organizations manage PCI DSS compliance and/or secure their network infrastructure, data communication, and other information assets. Founded in October 2000, SecurityMetrics is a privately held company headquartered in Orem, Utah, USA.

1. Ponemon Institute, Cost of Data Breach, 2013

CONTACT: Amanda Harmon, 1-801-995-6516, amanda@securitymetrics.com

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