AtomicTangerine announced that Visa U.S.A. will offer AtomicTangerine’s Information Security University (InfoSec University) as a component of its Cardholder Information Security Program (CISP) education package. The ISU courses will support Visa’s training efforts on the subject of Web-based security.
Visa launched the CISP as part of its Secure Commerce Program in September 2000, partnering with e-merchants to protect cardholder data online. The CISP entails a set of 12 e-Commerce security requirements for safeguarding systems from unauthorized use of card and account information. Visa is helping e-merchants and service providers comply with the CISP requirements, ultimately making online payments safer for consumers.
In order to help spread the CISP message among the e-merchant community, Visa is promoting AtomicTangerine’s InfoSec University as a knowledge source about each of the 12 CISP security requirements. The InfoSec University courses offer a comprehensive, easy-to-use curriculum designed and written by AtomicTangerine’s experts in information security and educational development. The courses, ranging from basic instruction in protecting data for all computer users to deeper technical content designed for IT professionals, will be accessible through www.visabrc.com.
“We are very pleased that Visa has chosen AtomicTangerine’s InfoSec University as part of its CISP education curriculum,” said Joe Deney, CEO AtomicTangerine. “It’s a perfect example of companies realizing that the protection of data, the privacy of customers, and a well-trained security-savvy workforce are essential for doing business in today’s world.”
“AtomicTangerine’s ISU application will play a vital role in educating the Visa community on CISP’s critical security endeavors,” said John Shaughnessy, senior vice president, Risk Management, Visa U.S.A. “Having this additional level of training available enriches our program by helping e-merchants deadbolt cardholder data and safeguard e-Commerce businesses.”
AtomicTangerine, a spin-off of SRI International, specializes in information security services and technology offerings both on-land and on-line for Fortune 1000 companies. The company has demonstrated worldwide leadership as a valued security resource and services provider.
AtomicTangerine offers a complete range of security solutions including risk assessment and management, security architecture and design, advanced technology implementation, public/private partnerships, executive programs, online training, products, and services. Online services include SecurityPortal — internationally recognized as the “focal point for security on the NET(TM)”, NetRadarEWS(TM) (intrusion detection), and InfoSec University an online security training and awareness program.) The SecurityPortal web site (www.securityportal.com) serves a broad audience of more than 250,000 IS professionals each month, and contains more than 40,000 pages of security information, e-newsletters and specially focused digests. For more information about AtomicTangerine, visit the website at [www.atomictangerine.com].