Press Release

ControlScan Launches New Educational Website to Help SMBs Properly Secure Customer Data highlights how secure technologies and processes contribute to business success

ATLANTA, Nov. 3, 2014 – ControlScan, a leading provider of security and compliance solutions for small and mid-sized businesses, is announcing the launch of an all-new educational website. The site,, serves as a primary point of reference for SMBs that are seeking information and best practices to secure the sensitive customer data they handle.

SMB Security Guide joins PCI Compliance Guide ( to create an "arsenal" of ControlScan web properties that educate SMBs on unified security and compliance for data breach prevention. PCI Compliance Guide, which averages nearly 2,000 daily visits, gives SMBs important information and action steps for complying with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).

"We're excited to introduce SMB Security Guide to those running and supporting the small and mid-sized business model," said Joan Herbig, CEO, ControlScan. "Just like the large enterprise, today's SMB handles a variety of sensitive customer information that includes much more than cardholder data alone. SMB Security Guide picks up where PCI Compliance Guide leaves off, so that SMBs see the big picture of how secure technologies and processes contribute to their business success."

A deep commitment to educating and protecting SMBs has established ControlScan as the go-to partner for more than 135 ISOs and acquirers representing over 2 million merchants. "However, our company is taking its thought leadership role beyond the payments space to encompass general information security and data privacy best practices," Herbig said.

The new SMB Security Guide site is available now at ControlScan is encouraging site visitors to comment on and share the posts they find most meaningful to their business. For more information, see the blog's Welcome message or join the conversation on Twitter at #SMBSecurityGuide.

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.