SRC goes GEAR (Global Executive Assessor Roundtable)!

PCI SSC and SRC

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) is a global forum that develops and promotes the use of infor­mation security standards for secure payments. It is respon­sible for 15 globally recog­nized and widely used standards for securing electronic payment processes — from payment card production and issuance to payment at the point of interest or in web & app, to the processing of payments in the background.

SRC has been assessing the use of those infor­mation security standards since PCI SSC was founded by means of corre­sponding assess­ments and product evalu­a­tions. The PCI SSC attaches great impor­tance to the exchange between different stake­holders and uses various committees and activ­ities for this purpose. SRC has so far partic­i­pated in Special Interest Groups and Task Forces as well as in Community Meetings and Request for Comment phases.

Global Executive Assessor Roundtable

The PCI SSC has been giving experi­enced assessor companies the oppor­tunity to advise its senior management since 2018 through the Global Executive Assessor Round­table (GEAR). We are excited that our company has been selected this year to be part of the inter­faces between leadership of the PCI SSC itself and leadership of the assessment companies by this respon­sible membership. This will enable us to contribute our years of experience in a direct way. The nomination is valid for the next two years and gives us the oppor­tunity to play an influ­ential role in the further devel­opment of speci­fi­ca­tions for assessment proce­dures, new training programs and quali­fi­cation require­ments for future assessors. Other GEAR respon­si­bil­ities include finding ways to promote assessors’ engagement in emerging and new markets, and optimizing assessors’ skills to add value for payments companies

We are proud to be included in this circle and see it as a recog­nition of our past perfor­mance and relevance in the payments security market. At the same time, we are aware of our respon­si­bility to act as a repre­sen­tative for a large community of assessment companies and take this as an additional incentive for the future.

Link to GEAR: https://www.pcisecuritystandards.org/about_us/global_executive_assessor_roundtable/

SRC TeleTrusT

SRC joins the German IT Security Associ­ation (TeleTrusT)

SRC joined the German IT Security Associ­ation (TeleTrusT) at the beginning of the year.

The Bundesverband IT-Sicherheit e.V. (TeleTrusT) is a compe­tence network comprising domestic and foreign members from industry, admin­is­tration, consulting and science as well as themat­i­cally related partner organisations.

Due to the perma­nently changing require­ments in the field of IT security, it is important for SRC that its experts regularly inform themselves about and exchange infor­mation on new neces­sities, techniques, processes and regulations.

TeleTrusT offers partic­u­larly good condi­tions for this, since in addition to the exchange of experts from the business world, contact is also estab­lished with politics and science.

SRC will contribute its wide-ranging expertise to the various working groups of TeleTrusT and thus give further signif­i­cance to the status of IT security in Germany and Europe.

SRC supports people with a handicap as part of hardware delivery

SRC has been cooper­ating with alster­arbeit in Hamburg for more than two months now. People with handicaps are working on orders for the individual assembly of computer hardware. As a result, they are able to partic­ipate in working life and experience personal profes­sional realization.

The alster­arbeit gGmbH in Hamburg

In 2000, alster­arbeit gGmbH merged from the Alsterdorf workshops and the daycare facil­ities to form the employment agency alster­arbeit. In 2005 the company was trans­formed into today’s alster­arbeit gemein­nützige GmbH. Its aim: to offer people with disabil­ities employment in line with their wishes, abilities and skills. In this way, these fellow human beings can partic­ipate fully in profes­sional life.

IT manufac­turing at alsterarbeit-it

alsterkontec is the production site for packaging, assembly and technology of alster­arbeit in Hamburg. Besides a wide range of different services, alsterkontec also offers the area of IT manufac­turing, the alsterarbeit-it.
It is a manufac­turer of high-quality and reliable IT hardware. In addition to the production of PAOLA computers, which are certified according to DIN ISO 9001:2008, the IT teams also handle the finishing and individual config­u­ration of notebooks from well-known manufac­turers such as DELL and LENOVO.

SRC employee recom­mends alster­arbeit gGmbH

The cooper­ation with alster­arbeit gGmbH resulted from a private recom­men­dation from the SRC staff. When the SRC management was made aware of the impec­cable work of the people employed at alster­arbeit gGmbH, they decided without hesitation to order and receive notebooks via alster­arbeit-it in the future in order to support the chari­table work of the gGmbH and of course to support the people with handicaps working there.
There is no quality deviation from classic suppliers and dealers, whether in hardware or delivery processing — quite the contrary. The hardware supplied to SRC by alster­arbeit-it is charac­terized by relia­bility and high quality. This is due to the fact that the IT teams of alster­arbeit-it not only have highly motivated and excel­lently super­vised employees but also specialists for sales and project management and that they support their customers with know-how and flexi­bility in the planning and imple­men­tation of their projects. Should there be any problems with the hardware, the alster­arbeit-it tech center in Bad Oldesloe, 30 minutes by car from Hamburg, quickly provides profes­sional help through the experi­enced service team.

For more infor­mation about the work of alster­arbeit gGmbH, please visit the website of alster­arbeit gGmbH and its IT manufac­turing division.