Qualified Security Assessors: A boon or bane? Surviving a security audit year after year.

  • Team Omega
  • June 10, 2014

There are enough horror stories floating around about experiences working with Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs) that retailers are wondering if hiring a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) is really necessary to help their companies stay secure. Are QSAs there to give businesses a hard time to prove their own value, or are they really interested in helping you the retailer understand the security gaps you may be unaware of?

If you get past the taint surrounding QSAs and look at them as counsels and partners, the whole process of an audit will appear to be a process rather than a punishment.

The very thought of an audit is stressful, and more so if companies are doing it for the first time. The only obvious answers they may have at the starting point are the many unknowns such as:

  • Who is their QSA?
  • What are the gaps?

Read further to ease your anguish regarding QSAs.  Call Omega ATC at 636-557-7777 for more information.