FishNet Security Joins PCI Forensic Investigator (PFI) Program for North America

FishNet Security, the nation's leading provider of information security solutions that combine technology, services, support and training, announced today that it has been approved by the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) as one of three current PCI Forensic Investigator (PFI) in North America.

In addition to being recognized as an ASV, QSA, and PA-QSA Company, FishNet Security was selected after completing the extensive requirements established under the new PFI program managed by the PCI SSC. With a dedicated incident management practice comprised of highly specialized staff, deep industry experience, and proven methodology, FishNet Security is proud to have successfully completed the rigorous application process and receive approval from the PCI SSC.

FishNet Security's incident management practice showed tremendous growth in revenue, staff, and methodology maturation in 2010. The incident management practice at FishNet Security includes a industry leading labs, certified EnCase investigators, international investigation experience, and the proven capabilities to perform live device collection. "Our organization is very excited to be a part of the PCI Forensic Investigator (PFI) program and guiding merchants/service providers through the card breach investigation process," said Gary Fish, CEO of FishNet Security.

FishNet Security's commitment to PCI expertise ensures that their customers can minimize or avoid fines and disruptions to their payment card transaction processes, minimize consequences and ensure a return to security and compliance in the event of a breach. FishNet Security partners with their customers to ensure that the organization's internal requirements as well as reporting and communications requirements are met.

ABOUT PFI: The PCI Forensic Investigator (PFI) program establishes and maintains the rules and requirements regarding eligibility, selection and performance of companies that provide forensic investigation services to ensure they meet PCI Security Standards. The PFI program aims to help simplify and expedite procedures for approving and engaging forensic investigators by; aligning payment card brand requirements for forensic investigators, maintaining one list, sanctioned by all PCI payment card brands, of approved forensic investigators for compromised entities to choose from, and providing guidance on how investigations are to be conducted and reported. The PCI PFI program supplants existing requirements and lists managed by payment card brands, to be retired on February 28, 2011. At that time, affected payment card brands will require that compromised entities engage only approved PCI Forensic Investigators.