Meet the Trainers
Gareth joined PCI SSC in April 2012, bringing 15 years of experience from the Information Security field. He initially started as a software developer and soon specialised in secure web application development processes. This led to him joining a PCI ASV company in 2005 where he worked as a penetration tester and consultant, becoming a QSA in 2006, followed by a PA-QSA in 2008. Gareth has worked with many large financial institutions and merchants on projects around PCI DSS, risk management, data loss prevention as well as conducting forensic and breach investigations. Gareth is a CISSP and holds a B.Sc. degree.
Jeff joined the PCI Security Standards Council in August 2013 and brings over 20 years of IT-related and IT security experience. He joined the ranks of the QSAs in 2006 and PA-QSAs a few years later. Having performed numerous assessments from small brick and mortar companies to large Fortune 500 organizations, his experience has crossed multiple industries including hospitality, food service, international shipping, petroleum distribution, charitable foundations, and health services. He has assisted many organizations through remediation, providing PCI-related services as an SME and project manager in security, governance, implementation, and forensics activities. Jeff maintains a number of industry certifications including the CISSP, ISSAP, ISSMP, CISA, CGEIT, and C/EH.