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Idea Integration Named Qualified Security Assessor by PCI
Sep 10, 2007 (10:09 AM EDT)


JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Idea Integration, the technology solutions and systems integration unit of MPS Group, Inc. , today announced that it has been approved by the PCI Security Standards Council as the only Qualified Security Assessor based in Jacksonville. The PCI Security Standards Council is an open global forum for the ongoing development, enhancement, storage, dissemination and implementation of security standards for account data protection. The PCI Security Standards Council's mission is to enhance payment account data security by fostering broad adoption of the PCI Security Standards. The organization was founded by American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB, MasterCard Worldwide, and Visa International.

By receiving the Qualified Security Assessor designation by the PCI Security Standards Council, Idea Integration is part of a select group of firms qualified to deliver consulting services on the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) throughout the United States. With this level of recognition, Idea Integration is qualified to prepare and generate Reports on Compliance.

"Idea Integration is excited to be participating in this endeavor with the PCI Security Standards Council," said Ian Bush, National Practice Director, Idea Integration. "This will enable us to provide organizations throughout the United States with expertise around PCI consulting and information security in general."

About Idea Integration

Idea Integration is the IT consulting unit of MPS Group. Its clients are a mix of Fortune 100, mid-market and public sector entities. Idea provides services to clients throughout the US and in seven other countries. Idea's broad range of IT services includes an information security practice that specializes in technical security, risk management, and information security governance. For more information on Idea Integration, please visit http://www.idea.com .

About MPS Group

MPS Group is a leading provider of staffing, consulting, and solutions in the disciplines of information technology, finance and accounting, law, engineering, marketing and creative, property, and healthcare. MPS Group delivers its services to businesses and government entities throughout the United States, Europe, Canada, Australia, and Asia. A Fortune 1000 company with headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida, MPS Group trades on the New York Stock Exchange. For more information about MPS Group, please visit http://www.mpsgroup.com .

CONTACT: Tyra Tutor, Senior Vice President, Corporate Development, tyra.tutor@mpsgroup.com+1-904-360-2500,

Web site: http://www.mpsgroup.com/ http://www.idea.com/