Dara Security

Payment Card Industry


Dara Security is certified as a PCI QSA (Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor), PA-QSA (Payment Application Qualified Security Assessor) and P2PE (Point-to-Point Encryption) organization. Dara Security is headquartered in Reno, Nevada and is the only Accredited PCI QSA and P2PE in Nevada.


Our team has more than 20 years of experience in QSA and PA-QSA work throughout the country. PCI certifications allow us to work better with companies to meet HIPAA, FERPA, GLBA and state privacy mandates. We are experts in understanding both the technical as well as the business aspects of payment applications. As a QSA and PA-QSA company, we understand the full payment lifecycle from the application level to implementation within a merchant's cardholder data environment.

In an effort to increase security, reduce risk, and limit liability, many businesses are pursuing P2PE. In fact, many of our clients have requested P2PE validation in addition to their annual PCI audits. As a result, Dara Security has earned P2PE certification and is pleased to add P2PE validation to our product list.

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Why Do I Want to be Compliant?

The contract allowing your business to accept or process payment cards requires you to maintain compliance with the 12 requirements of the PCI DSS [PDF] at all times. Non-compliance can result in stiff fines and consequences. If your business accepts credit or debit cards – even through a third party (PayPal) – or you process the card data on behalf of a merchant, you are considered a merchant by the Card Brands. Only Accredited PCI QSA Certified companies, such as Dara Security, can validate that you are meeting the PCI requirements, which ultimately means you're meeting the obligations to your customer's safety and privacy.