Press Release

ControlScan Announces Canadian PCI QSA Services

Canadian companies, as well as organizations operating within both the U.S. and Canada, to benefit from newly extended Qualified Security Assessor services 

ATLANTA, Oct. 12, 2017 - ControlScan, a leader in managed security and compliance solutions that help secure networks and protect payment card data, has been approved by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) to extend its Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) services to companies operating in Canada.

“We’re excited to now offer Canadian PCI QSA services in addition to our U.S.-based service,” said Mark Carl, CEO, ControlScan. “This comes as a natural progression, given our relationships with payment service providers whose merchant bases span both countries.”

ControlScan is now listed on the official PCI SSC website as a QSA approved to service both the United States and Canadian markets. As a PCI QSA company, ControlScan is qualified to validate compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS), a set of payment security guidelines designed to ensure that companies accepting, processing, storing or transmitting credit card information maintain a secure environment.

“The ControlScan QSAs we have worked with are outstanding and are always willing to assist in getting us compliant and more importantly, secure,” said Don Stegman, Director of IT, Granite City Food and Brewery.

The ControlScan Security Consulting Services team is comprised of senior consultants with extensive experience assessing IT security risk as well as compliance with standards such as PCI DSS, ISO 27001, HIPAA, HITRUST and more. Along with QSA services, the team provides penetration testing, social engineering, web application assessments, and HITRUST readiness assessments.

“Launching Canadian PCI QSA services is just one way we’re working to simplify and streamline the compliance process for Canada-based businesses,” Carl added. “We’ve also recently updated our PCI 1-2-3 merchant self-assessment tools to include French-Canadian localization.”

Visit to learn more about ControlScan QSA-led assessment services. For more information about ControlScan and its complete portfolio of managed security and compliance solutions, please visit or call 800-825-3301, ext. 2.

About ControlScan                                                  

ControlScan managed security and compliance solutions help secure networks and protect payment card data, providing a more streamlined path to authentic PCI compliance. Our “We’ve Got Your Back” promise supports thousands of companies by combining deep-seated expertise with superior technologies for services such as managed UTM firewall, network log monitoring and management, and advanced endpoint security. Processors, acquirers, ISOs and payment facilitators also utilize our strategic PCI compliance programs to reduce portfolio risk and strengthen merchant relationships. Headquartered in Atlanta, ControlScan is globally connected through a worldwide base of customers, partners and strategic alliances. For more information about our company and its solutions, please visit