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Payment and Healthcare Security Expert Brand Barney Joins ControlScan

ControlScan Security Consulting Services team staffed with senior-level consultants only

Brand Barney, ControlScan

ATLANTA, Nov. 1, 2018 - ControlScan, a leader in managed security and compliance solutions that help secure networks and protect payment card data, continues building upon its internal expertise with several strategic new hires to its Security Consulting team. Today the company announced that payment and healthcare security expert Brand Barney is one of its newest additions.

In its 2018 State of Cybersecurity research, ISACA found that skills shortages in the security field are making it difficult and costly for businesses to hire and retain the appropriate staff for an active cybersecurity defense. ControlScan solves for the cybersecurity skills gap by maintaining a staff of experts and practitioners in security monitoring, SIEM management, social engineering, penetration testing, compliance assessments and more.

“Our security consultants have an immense amount of knowledge they’ve accumulated through years of in-depth work and professional interactions,” said Marc Punzirudu, Vice President of Security Consulting Services, ControlScan. “Brand Barney is a great fit for the team, because he brings the senior-level experience and high integrity we require.”

Barney, who joined ControlScan in October, is a well-known practitioner in the payments and healthcare communities. He has conducted hundreds of compliance assessments as a Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI QSA) and Healthcare Information Security and Privacy Practitioner (HCISPP). Barney also maintains an active Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification.

“Good cybersecurity doesn’t have to be complex or frustrating, especially if you have the right people to help,” Barney said. “The ControlScan Security Consulting Services team is focused on delivering high-value results, and I’m happy to play a role in that.”

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About ControlScan                                                  

ControlScan managed security and compliance solutions help secure networks and protect payment card data. Our elite cybersecurity professionals leverage best-in-class security technologies to support thousands of businesses with a single goal: To stop cyber criminals in their tracks. As both a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and an Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV), we also deliver a full suite of Payment Card Industry (PCI) services, including strategic PCI compliance programs that help processors, acquirers, ISOs and payment facilitators manage cyber risk and strengthen merchant relationships. For more information about our company and its solutions, please visit