Dara Security

Dara Security expands into the Latin American and Caribbean Region

May 13, 2016

Dara Security, an award-winning information security company, is pleased to announce a partnership alliance with Manexe, Inc., a growing provider of advanced technology for card payment management based in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region.

With this partnership, Dara Security will provide to companies in the LAC region a suite of compliance and risk management services including the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council’s PCI DSS and PA-DSS assessment services.  Dara Security will also bring to the LAC region its expertise in profiling and network penetration testing which includes vulnerability testing, wireless network testing, web application security, and mobile application/device testing. 

Bringing together experts from both companies, the Dara Security and Manexe business alliance positions both companies to be a unified and trusted source for information security services in the LAC region.

“We are excited to join with Manexe in providing information security services,” added Barry Johnson, President and CEO of Dara Security. “We are optimistic the partnership will be beneficial for both parties as well as to companies in the LAC region. This alliance is of key importance to our long term growth strategy and allows us to reach companies we would not otherwise have had the opportunity to serve.”

Dara Security is an award-winning security-focused company, founded by leaders in the information security industry. With over 30 years of experience, Dara Security’s team members have secured the informational assets of clients worldwide.

Dara Security’s experience is with financial institutions, retail organizations, e-Commerce sites, payment application software vendors, healthcare groups, and other organizations with assets ranging from $250K to over $300B.  Dara Security engagements involve standards such as PCI DSS, PA-DSS, HIPAA, FERPA, SSAE16, SOX404, ISO 27001/17799, and CTGA (TR-39). Dara's assessors have performed assessments for organizations in the six major world markets of Europe, Middle East, Asia Pacific, Africa, Latin America, Canada, and the US.

Dara Security is widely recognized as an authority on the PCI DSS standard and information security.  Barry Johnson, President and CEO, has worked closely with the Payment Card Industry Council on the evolution of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) to include guidance for the inclusion of testing requirements for virtualization and cloud environments.  In addition to extensive PCI experience, Mr. Johnson leads a team with over a decade of vulnerability testing, penetration testing, and social engineering assessments.  With significant expertise and experience, Dara Security is a leading information security firm offering services that are in high demand.  

Dara Security’s team members have the highest certifications in the industry and include: 


Dara Security is approved by the PCI Council as both a PCI QSA and a PA-QSA. In addition, Dara Security is one of the first firms certified by the PCI Council to conduct P2PE Validations.

More information on Dara Security can be found at the company's website at www.DaraSecurity.com.