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Orange Cyberdefense achieves PCI Qualified Security Assessor certification

London, UK – 20 February 2024 – Orange Cyberdefense, a European leader in cybersecurity services, has been certified as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) by the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council. This certification means that Orange Cyberdefense can validate organisations’ adherence to the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) across Europe.

PCI DSS v4.0 becomes mandatory in March 2024 with significant updates to the set of principles designed to protect global payment systems. It is the standard adhered to by every organisation that processes card payments to protect customer payment data worldwide.

As a QSA, Orange Cyberdefense can work with businesses to ensure they align with the PCI DSS framework and can support the security requirements outlined. PCI DSS v4.0 includes 64 new requirements, some of which may be difficult for organisations to fulfil independently, including having a 24x7 Security Operations Centre (SOC) and website script monitoring. As a leading managed security services provider with 3,000 experts and 32 SOCs around the world, Orange Cyberdefense is well-placed to support clients through the entire compliance process.

The company is already a PCI Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV), which enables it to conduct external vulnerability scanning services to validate adherence with PCI DSS security testing requirements including web applications, network vulnerabilities and penetrating testing. As a QSA and ASV, it can now conduct both the scanning and certification needed to adhere to the PCI DSS. With its portfolio of services that cover every requirement of the standard, Orange Cyberdefense is now a one-stop shop for compliance.

Richard Lindsay, Senior Advisory Consultant and PCI QSA at Orange Cyberdefense, said, “Valuable personal financial data is attractive to cybercriminals who are using more advanced attack methods every day, and it also remains vulnerable to insider threats. We’re proud to be one of the few companies worldwide that combine certified PCI QSA and ASV services, with a managed security portfolio to address all compliance needs. This combination enables us to support businesses through the entire compliance process and be the trusted advisor at their side as they identify and implement the changes needed to ensure security.”

About Orange Cyberdefense

Orange Cyberdefense is the Orange Group entity dedicated to cybersecurity. It has 8,700 customers worldwide. As Europe's leading cybersecurity service provider, we strive to protect freedom and build a safer digital society. Our service capabilities draw their strength from research and intelligence, which allows us to offer our clients unparalleled knowledge of current and emerging threats. 

As a trusted security partner, we support clients at all stages of their security journey - from defining strategy and roadmaps, solution design and deployment, testing, risk management and resilience.

With more than 25 years of experience in the field of information security, 3,000 experts, 18 SOCs and 14 CyberSOCs spread around the world, we know how to address the global and local issues of our customers.  We protect them across the entire threat lifecycle in more than 160 countries.

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Holly Abbott

Babel PR for Orange Cyberdefense

+44 (0) 7527 521 057

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