To help give you—and your customers—better peace of mind, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was designed to help protect payment data from the point of purchase and beyond. But even among organizations that have achieved PCI compliance, many struggle to sustain it.
PCI DSS is a set of security requirements for companies that process and transmit credit card transactions. PCI compliance helps keep you and your customers’ sensitive personal data secure and out of the hands of cyber criminals. With one of the largest teams of Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs) worldwide, we know what it takes to achieve and maintain PCI compliance and improve your risk profile.
You’ve seen the news, you’ve heard the stories. Companies are being hacked more than ever, and sensitive personal and financial customer information from payment card data is often the target. You put in a lot of time and effort building your reputation and gaining customer trust, but one security breach could destroy both.
As an expert in PCI standards, we know that compliance assessments are much more than just a checklist of requirements to be met. With our PCI DSS assessment, we’ll help you get to the root of your security strategy to address PCI DSS compliance requirements. Additionally, we have developed long-standing relationships with all of the leading payment card brands, and have a clear understanding of what they expect in terms of compliance. We use a risk based methodology in our assessment, meaning we dig deeper not just to help you validate compliance, but to help you maintain security resilient.
Proven methods drive meaningful results Our PCI DSS Assessment service has three phases: kick-off, planning and execution. During the kick-off phase, one of our QSAs (Qualified Security Assessors) will meet with you to discuss objectives, create schedules and get an overview from you on the payment card system that needs assessment.
Then, during planning, we’ll align resources and carefully prepare for the assessment of the production environment by working with you to:
- Clearly identify the scope, including systems, people and locations.
- Conduct interviews and system control sampling.
- Take inventory of relevant documentation.
Finally, during the execution phase, our QSA will conduct the PCI DSS Assessment, which includes interviews, on-site controls and documentation reviews. This on-site process can last between one and three weeks, and we will alert you about all non-compliance issues as we find them. If at the end of the assessment there are still points of noncompliance, we’ll evaluate the remaining gaps to help you to address any outstanding PCI compliance or related vulnerabilities.
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