Press Release

Becoming PCI SSF Compliant: An Innovative Approach to Application Security in the Payments Ecosystem


RSI Security


[San Diego, California] — [12-10-2023] — RSI Security, a leading cybersecurity solutions provider, is excited to announce its groundbreaking approach to PCI SSF, marking a significant milestone in application security within the payments ecosystem.

For years, RSI Security has been a trusted partner for organizations with application security needs. With its new certification, RSI can now officially apply its application security expertise within the PCI payments ecosystem. This move reflects RSI's commitment to better serve its customers by joining a broader PCI community and assisting organizations in leveraging the new PCI SSF for non-traditional applications within the payment ecosystem.

Designed from the ground up, RSI’s approach to PCI SSF is unique. Unhindered by biases from the previous PCI PA-DSS program, RSI focuses on the security benefits of the PCI SSF program. This innovative approach allows organizations to operate securely, not just protecting cardholder data but securing all relevant data and various ways applications interact within a secure environment. RSI is ready to help organizations benefit from the PCI SSF program, applying it to non-traditional applications, including API’s, SDK’s, and others that previously sat on the periphery of the payment application space.


[Dan Fritsche, CISO at RSI Security,] "Our new approach to PCI SSF represents a paradigm shift in how we view and implement application security. We are dedicated to helping organizations operate securely within the PCI payments ecosystem, ensuring not just compliance but a robust defense against evolving cyber threats."

As cybercrime costs are predicted to reach $10.5 trillion annually by 2025 (Cybersecurity Ventures), the need for robust payment application security is more critical than ever. With the increasing adoption of mobile payment applications, the risk landscape has expanded, and consumer trust is paramount. Credit card fraud remains a common form of identity theft, emphasizing the urgency for strong security measures in payment applications.

Don’t treat PCI SSF like the old PA-DSS program; understand it, and learn to leverage it to enhance your application security. Contact us [] to discover how RSI can take your application security to the next level and give you a competitive advantage.

As payment systems become more interconnected and sophisticated, securing payment applications is essential to mitigate risks associated with increased connectivity and complexity. RSI Security is your partner in advisory and assessment services, ensuring compliance with the Payment Card Industry standards and implementing strong security measures to protect your customers.


About RSI Security:

At RSI Security, we take great pride in presenting unbiased, independent, and in-depth security assessments. We find the best solutions that fit the needs of your organization and solve your unique concerns.

RSI Security has been helping organizations rethink their cyberdefenses since 2013. We were established on our founding members’ collective decades of experience in information technology and cybersecurity. RSI Security is a PCI-certified Qualified Security Assessor and Approved Scanning Vendor, and a HITRUST External Assessor Organization. We serve countless clients, and our internal team comprises about 50 employees. We work closely with legal, accounting, marketing, and other strategic partners to deliver industry-leading suites of services to our clients.


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