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PCI Readiness Assessment

SecuritySkool help you determines the appropriate scope of PCI compliance for your organization, makes recommendations on how to control and reduce the scope and report on the current compliance status. We also help you design a PCI recommendation road-map tailored to your organization, helping you in every step of the journey to PCI compliance.

PCI Remediation

Our PCI DSS consultants works close with the client staff to identify and implement appropriate security controls that will help them to achieve the goal. We help our clients achieve PCI complaints in alignment with their organization mission and provides operational assistance in maintaining that compliant overtime.

PCI validation

During the onsite assessment our consultants can help you achieve compliance with the required evidence, audit security controls and other appropriate compliance report to register and demonstrate PCI compliance.

PCI Maintenance

We provide ongoing maintenance and support to ensure that client is receiving all the required guidance , advice and proactive support to track, monitor and maintain data security required for PCI DSS compliance

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)

When it comes to securing Credit Card and Personal Information the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is the most widely accepted norm. It provides a framework of set of policies and procedures proposed to elevate the safety of credit, debit and cash card transactions and protect cardholders against misuse of their personal information.

The PCI DSS was created jointly in 2004 by four major credit-card companies: Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express. The standard is administered by Payment Card Industry Security Standards council. One of the primary objectives is to reduce credit card fraud via unsolicited exposure of card holder information.

The PCI DSS standard has 12 compliance requirements, which is organized into six logically related control-objectives

  1. Build and Maintain a Secure Network
  2. Protect Cardholder Data
  3. Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program
  4. Implement Strong Access Control Measures
  5. Regularly Monitor and Test Networks
  6. Maintain an Information Security Policy

Payment Application Data Security Standard (PA-DSS)

PA-DSS is the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council managed program for payment applications. With respect to PA-DSS, a payment application is defined as one that stores, processes, or transmits cardholder data as part of authorization or settlement, where the payment application is sold, distributed, or licensed to third parties. The objective of PA-DSS is to help develop secure payment applications that do not store sensitive authentication data contained in the card.

This includes

  1. Full Magnetic Stripe Data
  2. CAV2 / CVC2 / CVV2 / CID
  3. PIN / PIN Block

Advantages of PCI DSS certification:

  • Guidance to organizations for protecting customer data
  • Assurance to your customers on secure storage, transmission and use of their personal information and data
  • Heavy fines of non-compliance and lack of due-care can be evaded
  • Improves security posture
  • Help prioritize and manage Infrastructure budgeting

PCI Compliance for Merchants

PCI Level Card transactions processed annually
Level 1 More than 6,000,000 transactions per annum
Level 2 More than 1,000,000 transactions but less than 6,000,000 transactions per annum
Level 3 More than 20,000 e-commerce transactions but less than 1,000,000 total transactions per annum
Level 4 All other merchants

PCI Consulting Services

  • PCI-DSS Program Management

    The end-to-end compliance program for PCI which provides you customized review of policies and procedures and audit trails

  • QSA Audit Preparation

    A comprehensive Pre-Audit of your IT infrastructure, Processes and Application as a first step towards PCI DSS compliance

  • Gap Analysis Consultation and Remediation

    Provides you a customized remediation plan by outlining the deficiencies and also provides recommendations in a complete documented report.

  • Annual planned PCI Audit

    Plan and execute the annual PCI compliance audits through Qualified Security Assessors (QSA) having proven track record in delivering large multi-site assignments for major brands. We deliver On-Time and On-Budget.

  • Vulnerability Assessment

    Vulnerability Assessment and Compliance go hand in hand. It is considered a due diligence step in maintaining a good security posture for the company.

PCI Awareness Training

Employee awareness is the first step towards improving security posture and towards reducing risk of losing sensitive card holder data and related data breaches. Our training division securityskool training specializes in customized corporate trainings

  • Secure development (OWASP, SANS and PCI requirements)
  • General security awareness
  • Incident response training
  • Introduction to PCI-DSS for executives, staff who handle card holder data and also for management

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