Tennessee CPA firm earns new qualification

Nashville, Tennessee, based-LBMC has announced it has been certified by the PCI Security Standards Council as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) joining a small group of security professionals worldwide. QSAs are certified by the Council to conduct PCI compliance audits for companies that accept credit cards for payment and service providers to the payment card industry. Every merchant that accepts credit cards for payment must be PCI compliant. LBMC is proud to be the only Middle Tennessee based firm certified as a QSA and excited to provide clients in the local community with this service without the expense of bringing consultants from other parts of the country.

“LBMC has a reputation for delivering great client service and we are excited to bring another service offering to meet our clients changing needs.” states Thomas Lewis, Risk Services Partner and PCI Service Line Leader. “We possess a great local team of security consultants and have a tremendous level of compliance experience focusing on FISMA, SOX, HIPAA, ISO 27001 and PCI.” LBMC has pioneered an integrated compliance approach for clients to comply with multiple requirements without unneeded redundant controls and testing efforts. LBMC’s approach is based upon sound risk management principles ensuring that controls are practical and cost-effective. LBMC’s consultants are trained to identify compensating controls that can be used for compliance.

In order to qualify as a QSA, LBMC had to demonstrate a depth of security experience, proven quality assurance processes, and the appropriate legal and insurance requirements. In addition, LBMC must submit to the PCI Security Standards Council’s Quality Assurance Program and ongoing continuing education directly related to the PCI Security Standards.

For more information on LBMC Risk Services and Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessors contact: Thomas Lewis, Partner, LBMC Risk Services; 615-309-2296.

About LBMC
Lattimore Black Morgan & Cain, PC, and The LBMC Family of Companies have more than 400 employees, with offices in Nashville, Knoxville and Chattanooga, Tennessee. Founded in 1984 as a traditional accounting firm, LBMC has expanded its focus to meet a broad range of needs for its diverse client base. Services provided by the LBMC family of companies include accounting and assurance services, business and personal tax consulting, risk services, permanent and temporary staffing, human resources outsourcing, payroll services, technology services, healthcare consulting, planning services, business valuations, investment advisory services, and mergers and acquisitions. For more information on LBMC, visit its Web site at www.lbmc.com.

About the PCI Data Security Standard
The PCI Data Security Standard is a set of comprehensive requirements for enhancing payment account data security to help facilitate the broad adoption of consistent data security measures on a global basis. 
For more information on the PCI DSS, please visit: www.pcisecuritystandards.org.

About the PCI Security Standards Council
The mission of the PCI Security Standards Council is to enhance payment account security by fostering broad adoption of PCI security standards. 
For more information on the PCI Security Standards Council, please visit: www.pcisecuritystandards.org.

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