Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)

Major credit card companies such as Mastercard, VISA, JCB International, Discover Financial Service and American Express formed a set of security standards for merchants accepting credit cards. This was done to deal with the increasing security breaches related to credit cards. The PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) manages the ongoing development and maintenance of these standards (PCI DSS).

PCI DSS applies to any entity that accepts credit cards and store, process or transmit cardholder data (CHD). Though a formal validation is not mandatory for all entities, VISA and Mastercard requires merchants and service providers to be validated according to PCI DSS. There are certain conditions in which a formal validation would be mandatory. ProcessLOGIX Compliance Consultants are highly placed to assist your organization to determine the applicability of the PCI DSS.

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Our approach

  • Scoping – Our compliance consultant review your existing processes and security control environment to identify the scope of the PCI DSS applicability.

  • Documentation – Our team assists your organization to create the necessary policies, procedures and other documents.

  • Vulnerability Assessment – Our security analysts conducts the vulnerability assessment and penetration test as needed to review the security of the networked devices within the scope of the PCI DSS.

  • Mitigation – We guide the organization’s IT Team for the mitigation of the vulnerabilities as well as handhold the process owners to implement the applicable¬† policies and procedures.

  • Training and awareness – Our trainers implement a training and awareness campaign to ensure that the personnel involved in the storing, processing or transmission of Cardholder Data are aware of the PCI DSS requirements as applicable to them.

  • Compliance Assessment – Our Compliance Auditors conduct a comprehensive assessment of the PCI DSS compliance and guide the organization’s teams for mitigations.

  • Validation by QSA – We assist the organization to engage a Qualified Security Assessor for conducting a formal PCI DSS assessment. These QSAs conduct the assessment and release the Report on Compliance (ROC) and Attestation of Compliance (AOC)