This site and book series volumes are the work of Yves B. Desharnais, an IT, Information Security, and PCI DSS Subject Matter Expert with 15 years of professional experience. Yves has alternated between roles in consulting, software development and in information security. He has performed this work in French, English and Spanish, in Canada, Europe, Mexico and the United States.
Yves has served as a PCI DSS compliance consultant for merchants, service providers, issuers and acquirers. He has provided training, guidance and strategy for foundational and business related projects, and taken position on PCI DSS technical issues. He has also documented process workflows and evaluated controls, outlined recommendations and prepared remediation roadmaps using the PCI DSS prioritized approach. He has provided advice to both technical and business level users.
Yves was previously certified as a QSA and currently holds the PCIP (PCI Professional) and CISSP (Certified Information Systems Security Professional) certifications.
Yves received his bachelor in Computer Engineering from the Université de Sherbrooke (Canada) and his Masters of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame (USA).