Protocol is a data security company built on the belief that motivated individuals empowered with the right tools can make a difference in their lives and communities. We help organizations of all sizes, validate and maintain PCI DSS standards while also helping to eliminate other data security risks.
Launched in 2016, Protocol's vision evolved from years PCI compliance and data security industry. We have seen firsthand the reality that business owners face every day in their efforts to protect their business and understand PCI DSS standards. Unfortunately, we have also seen the frustration, fears and devastation caused when data breaches hit organizations of all sizes.
We're keenly aware that data security affects us all, and it's our passion to be part of the solution. Our mission is not only meet PCI requirments, but to also change the mindset within each organization we work with, to provide innovative ways of looking at problems old and new, and to provide the best customer service experience and support of the PCI standards along the way. Our goal is to help move organizations from simply PCI DSS checkbox compliance, to a PCI compliance mindset that sees PCI DSS compliance as a method to constantly evaluate an organization's data security.
Protocol is a PCI-ISA Sponsoring Organization, PCI-QIR, Visa certified Service Provider and PCI SSC Participating Organization. In addition, CEO Giles Witherspoon-Boyd is a member of the PCI SSC's global SMB task force, helping small and medium sized business organizations increase data security, technical knowlege.
In addition to Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), particular areas of focus are the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), with others to follow.