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Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 09:49AM
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (June 12, 2012) – Gaming Laboratories International (GLI), the world’s leading gaming testing laboratory and technical consultancy, has earned yet another important accreditation. Now GLI has earned the certification of Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) from the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Securities Council.
Earning the designation as a QSA means the PCI Security Council has qualified GLI to assess compliance to the PCI DSS standard. With the certification, GLI is now authorized to test the security infrastructure for patron card information systems. “Patron card” is an industry term meaning cards used by end-consumers, such as credit and debit cards.
“This is another important certification for GLI, and it proves our ongoing commitment to be the best test lab on the planet,” GLI Director of Global Field Operations and Inspections Bob Schrader said. “Now as a QSA, we can offer an even more complete range of IT and systems services, from field audits to a wide range of systems testing. We are confident that our capabilities in PCI testing will even further enhance payment card data security.”
GLI has been certified in North America and in Europe, and can conduct assessments in Armenian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Chinese, Croatian, Farsi, Filipino, French, German, Guajarati, Hindi, Hmong, Ilocano, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Malay, Mandarin, Marathi, Pashto, Persian, Polish, Portuguese, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Sinhala, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Urdu, and Vietnamese.
GLI has earned multiple important certifications, including international accreditations for compliance with ISO/IEC 17025, 17020 and guide 65 standards for technical competence in the gaming, wagering and lottery industries.
According to its website, the PCI Security Standards Council is an open global forum, launched in 2006, that is responsible for the development, management, education, and awareness of the PCI Security Standards, including the Data Security Standard (PCI DSS), Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS), and PIN Transaction Security (PTS) requirements.
The PCI Data Security Standard represents a common set of industry tools and measurements to help ensure the safe handling of sensitive information. Initially created by aligning Visa’s Account Information Security (AIS)/Cardholder Information Security (CISP) programs with MasterCard’s Site Data Protection (SDP) program, the standard provides an actionable framework for developing a robust account data security process, including preventing, detecting and reacting to security incidents. The updated version, version 1.1, developed by the founding members of the PCI Security Standards Council, became effective with the launch of the PCI Security Standards Council.
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