All online businesses accepting credit/debit cards for payment must be certified as PCI-DSS compliant. Certification means having the right documentation, confirming correct security measures are in place, executing regular security scans of your systems, and attesting your compliance.

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Rob Shelvey

About Me

Hello, I am Rob Shelvey, based in Kent, United Kingdom. I am a high performing all-round IT expert with focus on security, engineering and innovation.

Website security is extremely important. I have passed both SCIPP International Secure Web Application Development Awareness & End-User Security Awareness courses, as can be seen from the certificates below (click to enlarge).

SCIPP International - Secure Web Application Awareness Certification   SCIPP International - End-User Security Awareness Certification

I have over 20 years experience in various support, engineering & architecture IT roles within a top fortune 500 company. 5+ years as an executive, engineer and director of my own web solutions company Zoot Allures Limited.

I have several years experience helping small to medium sized businesses become PCI compliant, ranging from single e-commerce sites to multi-site businesses and web development companies.

My passions are technology, guitar, gardening & travel.

What Others Say

Here is some of the feedback I have received via the Upwork freelance site.
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Looking for an experienced compliance expert to advise on GDPR compliance for my SaaS. - FEB 2018

Rob is very thorough in his approach to work and gives advice as best as he can. An absolute pleasure working with him.

PCI Compliance Failures - JAN 2018

Rob went above and beyond for me on this project. He was very attentive, knowledgeable and professional. He took time to talk with and educate me on areas that I have zero experience in. He completed the job quickly and communicated very well along the way. I will be using Rob again for any job that I can.

PCI Compliance - NOV 2017

Rob was a pleasure to work with, he was very knowledgeable about PCI compliance, he helped with all our documentation, running our scans and identifying and fixing any issues. He was responsive to all communications, and gave clear instructions on how best to approach our task. He spent time understanding our business and what our challenges were. I would definitely recommend him for further work.

WCAG 2.0 Testing & Report - OCT 2017

Rob was amazing to work with. His analysis and reporting for our project was extremely professional and we will most definitely work with him again. Highly recommended!

Write PCI Compliance Requirements based on AWS hosted app - SEP 2017

Rob did a great job! Very knowledgable on PCI Compliance, fast turnaround, and very easy to work with. Looking forward to working with him in the future!

PCI Compliance - Aug 2017

Rob is fantastic, he is patient and thorough; we did not get to work with him long but will be keeping his name nearby for future work. Thank you Rob!

PCI DSS Compliance Consultation - JUN 2017

Great to work with Rob. Very helpful, supportive and professional.

PCI compliance for passing PCI audit - May 2017

Rob really went above and beyond to help me navigate a convoluted PCI compliance process, and painstakingly stuck with it until the job was finished. There were some unforeseen roadblocks during the process but Rob always had a creative solution. Despite the challenges, he remained very positive and patient and we even shared a few laughs! I would not hesitate for a moment to hire Rob again on any PCI compliance or web development project. Most highly recommended!

I need help on PCI Compliance - JAN 2017

Rob is very professional, patient and willing to teach. I will for sure get more work for him in future.

PCI Compliance on my Website - AUG 2016

What an amazing find Rob was ... and just at the right time. Our website received a failing PCI scan with over 40 different failure errors (all of them way too technical for me or my team to understand). I hired Rob and within a matter of a few days, everything was fixed and our PCI scan passed. He handled everything including communication with PCI compliance company, communication with our hosting provider and communication back and forth with me. I cannot give Rob any higher recommendation.

Compliance Test - APR 2016

Rob is a real find. He works fast and is 100% trustworthy/reliable. I will stick with Rob 100% going forward

PCI DSS complianance - Feb 2016

Always delivers super fast and has been a real bonus to find. Thanks again for turning this around so fast. Steve

Help with Best Practices, Answer Questions - Dec 2015

If you need help with your PCI Certification Rob certainly can help you with any issues that arise. He is very knowledgeable and is a good teacher. I highly recommend Rob and will use him again if I need PCI certification help.

Web Management - AUG 2015

Rob's wide range of IT skills continues to be a great asset to us. He has always supplied a professional service, responding rapidly and explaining any options clearly.

PA DSS and PCI DSS compliant - APR 2015

Excellent work - really help me get through the whole process - will definitely use again. Thanks again.

Urgent one page website with parallax scrolling - JUL 2014

Great work, really happy with the site. It was completed really quickly with up-most professionalism. I'd definitely recommend Rob for web development work, IT support and SEO.

Web Site Design - APR 2014

Rob is a knowledgeable and reliable partner for your project. His work is excellent and I would definitely recommend him. He turned round my job with skill, patience and professionalism. I would use him again.

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