Weaver Launches New IT Advisory Service: Payment Card Industry Data Security Assessments

Fort Worth, Texas-based Weaver (FY14 net revenue of $88.1 million) launched a new IT advisory service that provides payment card industry (PCI) data security assessments.

Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas, partner, and Brittany George, senior manager, both in Weaver’s IT advisory services, have met the necessary requirements to earn the qualified security assessor (QSA) certification from the PCI Security Standards Council. This achievement positions Weaver as one of the few select accounting firms to offer this level of certification as a QSA company.

QSA companies are organizations that have been qualified by the council to have their employees assess compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Qualified security assessors are employees of these organizations who have been certified by the Council to validate an entity’s adherence to the PCI DSS.

Brittany George

Brittany George

“We bring a different level of service to our clients with this specialized certification,” says Thomas. “Because of our roots as an audit firm, we approach payment card security from a different angle, offering our clients a more in-depth service offering.”

“This is just another example of how we are looking to bring a complete offering of IT advisory services to our customers,” says Tommy Lawler, Weaver’s MP and CEO. “We pride ourselves as a firm on meeting the varied needs of our clients. We are already engaged with one client that is benefitting from this certification.”

Thomas has more than 15 years of experience in management consulting and risk advisory services. With experience managing teams delivering IT-focused services such as SOC reporting, information security assessments, IT audits, IT governance and project management services, he brings diverse knowledge and technical skills to his clients. His responsibilities currently include the management and development of Weaver’s IT advisory practice, and he is involved in all aspects of the business.

George is a senior manager in Weaver’s IT advisory services practice. She has more than 11 years of experience in IT auditing and consulting services and performs security assessments, SOC 2 services, IT audit and process improvement consulting services across numerous industries.