Victoria-based IT services provider, Southern Cross Computer Systems (SCCS), has hired Peter Graham as its new principal consultant within its consulting services arm.
In his new role, Graham, will focus on providing advice and further develop SCCS’ services offering on the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
The standard includes 12 requirements for any business that stores, processes or transmits payment cardholder data.
SCCS managing director, Mark Kalmus, said Graham's appointment further enhances its capabilities and skills set across its consulting practice particularly around the information security part of the business.
"The PCI DSS standard is going to become more prevalent in the financial services sector, and Peter's had a lot of experience across many industries and he'll head up part of this organisation," Kalmus said. "He'll be making sure that we'll get PCI DSS certified as an organisation as well."
Graham boasts more than 20 years experience in the professional and consulting services industry covering areas such as risk management, IT security, business continuity, IT governance, disaster recovery, IT audit, IT operations management, and voice and data communications.
Before joining SCCS, Graham was the practice lead for the business continuity and availability stream for Symantec Asia Pacific.
Graham also has numerous international assignments and secondments under his belt including a global B2B project implementing IT recovery strategies and infrastructure requirements, as well as developing an ICT policy for an Indian State Government.
SCCS recently added Perry Blackney to its team as its general manager of business solutions.