Alastair Stewart

Senior Consultant at URM

Alastair is one of the most experienced and proficient Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessors (PCI QSAs) in the UK.  Having gained a BSc in Computer Security & Forensics while working in IT support, Alastair went on to complete an MSc in Information Management & Security, before gaining his PCI QSA qualification in 2013.  Alastair now has 10 years consultancy experience working with hundreds of organisations of all sizes and from a wide range of market sectors helping them to comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).  As a PCI DSS specialist he has worked with all versions of the Standard from v2.0 onwards and is equally skilled in providing consultancy and assessment services.  Under the consultancy umbrella, Alastair is adept at advising on ways to reduce PCI DSS scope, conducting gap analyses, remediating any areas of non-compliance and transitioning to the latest version of the Standard.  On the assessment front, Alastair has completed in excess of one hundred successful reports on compliance (RoCs) against different PCI DSS versions along with supporting the completion of self-assessment questionnaires (SAQs).