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ROCKVILLE, Maryland — February 23, 2016 — Quest Consultants LLC DBA Aerstone today announced it has successfully met all Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Council requirements to perform PCI data security assessments in the United States and has been approved as a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) company.

Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) companies are independent security organizations that have been qualified by the PCI Security Standards Council to validate an entity’s adherence to PCI DSS. QSA Employees are individuals who are employed by a QSA Company and have satisfied and continue to satisfy all QSA Requirements.

Compliance with PCI-DSS regulations requires any organization that handles cardholder information to execute some sort of annual assessment of their payment card system, ranging from a simple self-assessment, to a third-party assessment conducted by an external Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).

Aerstone’s PCI SSC certified team has over 35 combined years of security testing experience across both government and commercial clients to include the Department of Treasury, our national intelligence community, commercial financial institutions, healthcare organizations, and various other clients across the private sector services market.  Our penetration testing and security assessment team will ensure your information processing systems are tested and evaluated against the most current vulnerability intelligence and exploitation methods threatening your system today. It is our belief that our objectives support an excellent place to work and an environment that empowers and motivates outstanding work for our customers.

Aerstone is committed to helping its customers with PCI Compliance. Aerstone’s free online PCI Calculator can help companies determine their PCI testing and reporting requirements, including a company’s:

  • PCI Merchant Level
  • PCI reporting requirements
  • Need for a third-party QSA assessment
  • Ability to submit a self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ)

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About Aerstone

Quest Consultants LLC DBA Aerstone is a veteran owned small business (VOSB) that provides subject matter expertise and software development services in the field of advanced cybersecurity. Our commercial customers include medium and large organizations in the financial services, legal, utility, and education spaces – as well as a number of non-profit organizations. The company also provides exceptional support and cleared staff to a wide variety of federal organizations in the civilian, military, and intelligence community sectors. Our products and services touch all aspects of cybersecurity, including architecture, systems design, software development, training, assessment, and forensics. For more information, visit


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