QSA - Qualified Security Assessor for PCI Home Cybersecurity Dictionary QSA - Qualified Security Assessor for PCI QSA is a PCI Security Standards Council designation applied to individuals who meet specific information security education requirements, have taken the appropriate training from the PCI Security Standards Council, are employees of a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) company approved PCI security and auditing firm, and will be performing PCI compliance assessments as they relate to the protection of credit card data. To become an AQSA an individual must work for a QSA company (QSAC). The primary contact at a QSAC is responsible for submitting the relevant applicant materials, including a resume, desired training course and relevant information technology experience and skills or another IT-related field to the PCI SSC for initial review. Once the PCI SSC reviews and approves these materials, they will be granted access to the relevant training materials online. Notification of test passage generally takes two weeks or less. Related TermsROC - Report on Compliance for PCIPII - Personally Identifiable InformationASV - Approved Scanning Vendor for PCIPCI and PCI DSS -The Payment Card Industry Data Security StandardPFI - PCI Forensic Investigator Share: Seeking Clarity? View the Cybersecurity Dictionary for top terms searched by your peers. Back to the Dictionary RELATED INSIGHTS DOWNLOAD October 22, 2018 PCI Compliance Does Not Always Equal Security Learn how a risk-centric approach can be applied to each PCI requirement. See Details Read more about PCI Compliance Does Not Always Equal Security BLOG October 29, 2018 Leveraging Risk Strategy to Move Beyond Check-Box PCI Compliance Merchants often put compliance spending at the top of their list for budgeting purposes because the consequences of non-compliance can be expensive. F... See Details Read more about Leveraging Risk Strategy to Move Beyond Check-Box PCI Compliance DOWNLOAD July 31, 2017 PCI Services Learn how Optiv can help you plan, build and run your PCI compliance program. See Details Read more about PCI Services How Can We Help? Let us know what you need, and we will have an Optiv professional contact you shortly.