Press Release

ControlScan Executives Recognized for Payments Industry Contributions

Industry organizations independently acknowledge Chris Bucolo and Marc Punzirudu for their educational support, thought leadership

Marc Punzirudu, ControlScan

Marc Punzirudu

ATLANTA, May 16, 2019 - ControlScan, a leader in managed security and compliance solutions that help secure networks and protect payment card data, announces that two of its executives have been recognized for their contributions to the payments industry. Chris Bucolo, VP of Market Strategy, has been selected as Presidential
Advisor to the Merchant Acquirers Committee (MAC) Board of Directors, while Marc Punzirudu, VP of Security Consulting Services, was recently named to the Electronic Transactions Association (ETA) Forty Under 40 for 2019.

The 2019 ETA Forty Under 40 honorees were selected based on their professional character and the impact they
have personally made on the payments industry. Marc Punzirudu has spent his career educating himself and others
on payment security and payment card industry (PCI) compliance best practices. Holding certifications and credentials that include PCIP, CRISC, CISA, CISM, CISSP and PCI-QSA, Punzirudu has personally consulted with thousands of businesses to help them achieve PCI compliance and a strengthened security posture.

Chris Bucolo, ControlScan

Chris Bucolo

Chris Bucolo is a 30-year veteran of the payments industry and possesses a wealth of knowledge in payment security best practices and merchant relationships. As an ongoing, active participant in MAC committees since 2012, Bucolo has served in several capacities to ensure that organizational and member needs are fully met. Bucolo will now join the MAC Board of Directors as a Presidential Advisor, assisting in its strategic development moving forward.

“At ControlScan, driving customer success is a core value that sometimes involves looking outside ourselves,” said Mark Carl, CEO, ControlScan. “By actively serving on boards and committees, we not only share our unique expertise and skills, we gain relationships and insights that further enhance our cybersecurity offerings.”

Both Bucolo and Punzirudu regularly speak at payments and security industry events, and their commentary is featured in various publications as well as the ControlScan blog. For more information about ControlScan, its team of experts, and its managed security and compliance solutions, please visit


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