Mr. P.K. Narayanan, a veteran in the field of Information security having more than 15 years experience in the field, spoke about the PCI DSS requirements, the intent of these requirements and the resultant Brand Equity an organization can build by being PCI Compliant. His session included live examples from the industry about different challenges the organization may come across on the way to compliance and how to overcome these challenges successfully. In essence he covered the why, what, how and when of the PCI DSS standard. He is currently working as Senior Consultant with SISA Information Security.
Mr .S.A. Raveendrun and Mr Neil Fernandez represented VISA. Mr S.A. Raveendhrun spoke about the PCI DSS mandates laid out by VISA under the AIS program for PCI DSS compliance for the various types of Visa Net Processors being POS and/or ATM Acquirers and Issuers.
The post lunch session was an elaborative panel discussion on PCI DSS by the experts from VISA and SISA. Mr Renju Varghese, Principal Consultant at SISA was the moderator for this session. The panel consisted of Mr.S.A Raveendrun, Mr Neil Fernandez and Mr.P.K Narayanan. During the panel discussion several questions were raised and clarified about the technicalities of the standard, the relationship with other security standards, the scoping, the cost and time frames.
The panel discussion was followed by a Networking High Tea, where the participants got an opportunity to interact with the experts from VISA and SISA to clarify their doubts about PCI DSS Compliance.
Mr Nitin Bhatnagar, (Global Head - Marketing and Business Development)
The Seminar included 48 participants from organizations like Himalayan Bank, Nepal SBI Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Bank of Kathmandu, Surya Nepal, Sunrise Bank, Siddhartha Bank, Rastriya Banijiya Bank, Nepal Invenst Ment Bank, Nepal Industrial and Commercial Bank, Nabil Bank, Machapuchhre Bank, Laxmi Bank, Kumari Bank, Global Bank, Ace Development Bank etc.
SISA has also announced a two days intensive workshop on PCIDSS Implementation at Dhaka on 24 & 25 May, 2011 to follow up on the awareness event. Details: http://www.sisa.co.in/
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SISA = "Information Security Specialists"
SISA, a pioneer in Information Security Risk Assessments has over the last few years expanded its services horizon and has emerged as a leading Information Security Specialist company.