What is PCI DSS?
Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a security standard adopted by many companies and organizations that gather, store and use customers’ payment card data for purchases of services and products. This standard is multifaceted as it includes requirements for security management, policies and procedures, network architecture, software design, and other critical protective measures. Companies must adhere to this standard in an effort to prevent unauthorized use of data, negligent data storage methods, and cyber threats in their payment account data management systems. Companies that do not meet the PCI DSS requirements are at risk of losing payment card data, or having the information stolen during a data breach.
How does I.S. Partners, LLC help organizations comply with PCI DSS standards?
Our team of Qualified Security Assessors (QSA’s), certified by the PCI Security Standards Council, will determine if your data storage and security management systems meet PCI DSS standards. We will evaluate your organizational policies, system management, software designs and network architecture to ensure that there are effective security measures in place to protect cardholder data. We will determine if your company qualifies for certain Self-Assessment Questionnaires (SAQs), or if you may need to have a quarterly vulnerability scan.
What benefits will my organization obtain with a PCI DSS audit?
We test and identify gaps that may compromise the security of customer payment data, and our reports allow for remediation and improvements to your organization’s information systems, thus giving you:
- Greater understanding of critical security measures
- Cost-effective reviews and assessments
- Guidance that will enhance system management
- Ability to recognize future threats to your company