Press Release

ControlScan Adds Jyothish Varma, Sheria Ward to Its Team of Payments and InfoSec Experts

Director-level hires further security and compliance leader's commitment to securing the SMB

ATLANTA, Aug 5, 2014 - In a move that reinforces its long-standing commitment to helping small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) protect cardholder data and other sensitive information, ControlScan today announced that it has added Jyothish Varma and Sheria Ward to its management team.

Jyothish Varma

Jyothish Varma

Varma joins ControlScan as senior director of security product strategy, a new role with primary responsibility for delivering managed security services that save business owners valuable time while cost-effectively protecting their businesses from data thieves. Varma's wealth of security product management experience—including strategy and development of next-generation firewall, intrusion prevention and advanced malware protection solutions—ensures that he understands the unique needs ControlScan works to fulfill.

"ControlScan's recent Level 4 merchant study found that most small business owners don't utilize dedicated information security resources, and this puts them at a disadvantage from a vulnerability standpoint," said ControlScan CEO Joan Herbig. "Jyothish will be instrumental in helping us find new ways to make managed security services attractive and accessible to the SMB."

Sheria Ward

Sheria Ward

Sheria Ward comes to ControlScan from WorldPay, one of the world's largest payment processors, where she led a high-performing team of sales account executives. As ControlScan's new director of inside sales, Ward is tasked with expanding the company's reach among single-location businesses as well as multi-location franchise businesses.

Sheria has joined us at just the right time, because basic security missteps are causing SMBs—including franchisees and independent retailers—to come under fire from hackers," said Herbig. "ControlScan's sales team has always put security education and awareness first, but Sheria will take our team to the next level of coverage in these underserved merchant segments."

In addition to its direct work with businesses of all sizes, ControlScan currently partners with more than 135 merchant service providers to extend its security and compliance solutions to over 2 million SMB merchants. ControlScan continues to actively hire in multiple areas and levels of its organization.

About ControlScan
Headquartered in Atlanta, ControlScan delivers unified security and compliance solutions that help small and mid-sized businesses secure sensitive data and comply with information security and privacy standards. We support business owners, franchisees and merchant service providers with technology, services and expertise for PCI DSS, HIPAA and EI3PA compliance; vulnerability detection and risk mitigation; POS, e-commerce and mobile security; and more. For more information, please visit or call 1-800-825-3301.