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ControlScan Adds Jyothish Varma, Sheria Ward to Its Team of Payments and InfoSec Experts

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ATLANTA -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- In a move that reinforces its long-standing commitment to helping small and mid-sized businesses (SMBs) protect cardholder data and other sensitive information, ControlScan today announced that it has added Jyothish Varma and Sheria Ward to its management team.

Varma joins ControlScan as senior director of security product strategy, a new role with primary responsibility for delivering managed security services that save business owners valuable time while cost-effectively protecting their businesses from data thieves. Varma’s wealth of security product management experience—including strategy and development of next-generation firewall, intrusion prevention and advanced malware protection solutions—ensures that he understands the unique needs ControlScan works to fulfill.

“ControlScan’s recent Level 4 merchant study found that most small business owners don’t utilize dedicated information security resources, and this puts them at a disadvantage from a vulnerability standpoint,” said ControlScan CEO Joan Herbig. “Jyothish will be instrumental in helping us find new ways to make managed security services attractive and accessible to the SMB.”

Sheria Ward comes to ControlScan from WorldPay, one of the world’s largest payment processors, where she led a high-performing team of sales account executives. As ControlScan’s new director of inside sales, Ward is tasked with expanding the company’s reach among single-location businesses as well as multi-location franchise businesses.

“Sheria has joined us at just the right time, because basic security missteps are causing SMBs—including franchisees and independent retailers—to come under fire from hackers,” said Herbig. “ControlScan’s sales team has always put security education and awareness first, but Sheria will take our team to the next level of coverage in these underserved merchant segments.”

In addition to its direct work with businesses of all sizes, ControlScan currently partners with more than 135 merchant service providers to extend its security and compliance solutions to over 2 million SMB merchants. ControlScan continues to actively hire in multiple areas and levels of its organization.

About ControlScan

Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, ControlScan delivers payment security and compliance solutions to a global network of merchant service providers and small to mid-sized businesses. The company’s depth of commitment to the SMB fuels its role as a thought leader and partner to providers serving their distinct needs. Flexible options include PCI/HIPAA compliance programs, QSA services, cloud security solutions and more. For more information, please visit or call 800-825-3301.

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