Point Integrates Trustwave Security Awareness Training to Protect Customers and Data

Trustwave, a provider of information security and compliance solutions, recently announced that it has been selected by Point, a European electronic payment service provider, to provide Security Awareness Education (SAE) training on proper handling of payment card data and compliance validation.

Trustwave SAE is a portal-based technology that provides on-demand content offering simple, efficient and easy to track employee training. Trustwave developed a custom security program for Point, which included information on payment transaction security, as well as company security awareness. The contents of the program were translated into Danish, English, Finnish, French, Norwegian, Latvian and Swedish to ensure all employees could complete the courses in their native languages for a more thorough understanding of payment security.

This training program will help Point employees understand how to properly handle sensitive data critical to their businesses and their customers, while also fulfilling compliance requirements with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). The PCI DSS is the payment card industry security requirement for entities that store, process or transmit cardholder data, and has been endorsed by all the major card brands -- Visa, MasterCard Worldwide, Discover Network, American Express and JCB.

"This training program will provide Point employees with an understanding of the PCI DSS and its compliance requirements, along with actionable security best practices to protect sensitive cardholder data," said Andy Bokor, executive director of EMEA and APAC for Trustwave. "It's evident that security is a priority for Point. This training will help employees understand security policy and guidelines, proper processes and procedures, recognize threats and react in an appropriate manner if necessary."

"Handling sensitive data is an integral part of conducting our business and ensuring the staff at Point understand the security exposures associated with their duties is imperative," said Dimitri Binazzi, chief security officer at Point. "It is an absolute priority to instruct and train the company's staff to understand security policies and guidelines, follow processes and procedures, recognize threats and, if necessary, react to them in the appropriate manner. This training will help us minimize the chances of our organization becoming a victim of today's data security threats."

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