Ciske van Oosten is Head of the Global Business Intelligence division within the Security Assurance Consulting practice of the Verizon Business Group. A renowned thought leader and innovator in payment security solutions, he leads the writing, research, data science, and publication of the Verizon Payment Security Report (PSR).The PSR is the leading global research publication on payment security. First released in 2010, the publication contains comprehensive perspective and ground-breaking insight on the global state of payment security. The PSR annual report introduces new frameworks and models for addressing evolving data security challenges.
As a payments industry visionary and entrepreneur with 30 years of experience, Ciske’s involvement in payment security and compliance dates back to 2001 when he initiated and developed the precursor of the PCI Data Security Standard. In 2002, he established and directed the first Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) organization and trained the original compliance and assessor teams established across the globe. Prior to joining and leading the Verizon PCI Security Practice in 2008, he held executive management positions in several influential security start-ups.Ciske is a well-known speaker on security and compliance performance management who regularly encourages the rethinking of security management performance development. He is a strong advocate of sustainable control effectiveness and decision making skills as an antidote for data compromises. Ciske holds a masters degree in Information Security, an honors degree in Auditing, and a wide range of additional security industry qualifications.