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Tuesday, August 25 2015 - 10:59
Vectra Selects Veteran Forensic Investigator SecurityMetrics as PFI Partner for Australia
SYDNEY, Aug. 25, 2015 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

   -- Timely, thorough incident response to assist compromised merchants

   Vectra Corp and SecurityMetrics have formed an agreement that 
SecurityMetrics will conduct incident response ( ) and forensic investigations for 
merchants in Australia and the Asia Pacific region. Vectra selected 
SecurityMetrics because of its comprehensive services, extensive experience, 
and expert tools that provide a fast recovery solution for compromised 

   "Breached merchants want remediation to be simple, quick, and thorough to 
promote greater security going forward," said Vectra's Chief Security Officer, 
Kelvin Heath. "That's exactly why we chose to partner with SecurityMetrics."

   SecurityMetrics has 12 years of compromise investigation experience 
beginning in 2003 as a Visa Qualified Incident Response Assessor, and in 2011 
certified as a PCI qualified forensic investigator (PFI) with the Payment Card 
Industry Security Standards Council. In 2014, SecurityMetrics PCI forensic 
investigators completed 35% of widely publicized Level 1 forensic 
investigations in the United States.

   "Data breaches hurt businesses," said SecurityMetrics' CEO, Brad Caldwell. 
"That's why our forensic investigation process starts with an experienced 
investigator catching the next plane, and ends with the organization confident 
to securely take credit cards again as quickly as possible."

   The alignment of the two data security companies also brings to the Asia 
Pacific region SecurityMetrics' web-based merchant compliance portal for 
tracking merchant compliance, online Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) 
completion, and Approved Scanning Vendor (ASV) services ( ).

   To learn more about breach remediation through PCI forensic investigations 
with Vectra and SecurityMetrics, email Vectra ( ) or call 
at +61-2-9276-1800.

   About SecurityMetrics (
   SecurityMetrics protects electronic commerce and payments leaders, global 
acquirers, and their retail customers from security breaches and data theft. 
The company is a leading provider and innovator in merchant data security, and 
as an Approved Scanning Vendor and Qualified Security Assessor, has tested over 
1 million payment systems for data security and compliance. Among other things, 
SecurityMetrics offers PCI audits, mobile device vulnerability scanning, 
penetration testing, and forensic analysis. Founded in October 2000, 
SecurityMetrics is a privately held company headquartered in Orem, Utah, USA.

   About Vectra Corporation (
   Vectra Corporation is one of Australia's largest and most respected 
information technology companies providing information security and network 
related solutions to private, public and government organisations in Australia, 
Southeast Asia and the Subcontinent. We deliver project based services, 
including the design, implementation and rollout of hardware, software, 
network, security, Internet and Intranet solutions, configured specifically to 
the requirements of our client's business.

   CONTACT: Amanda Harmon

    SOURCE: SecurityMetrics