To protect cardholder data, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) was established by the founding members American Express, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, MasterCard Worldwide and Visa Inc.
The payment cards specify different reporting and validation requirements for merchants, service providers, acquiring banks and financial institutions based on the number of transactions, regional interaction and past history. However, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) requirements remain the same regardless of volume.
The PCI Security Standards Council (SSC) relies on Qualified Security Assessors (QSA) firms like Praetorian Secure to help organizations reduce the risk of card data loss, breaches and liability to each of the major card brands.
- PCI-DSS Readiness Assessments
- PCI-DSS Reporting
- PCI-DSS Self-Assessment Consulting
- PCI-DSS Policy and Procedural Guidance
- PCI-DSS Annual Penetration Testing Requirements
- Firewall Review and Examination
As certified PCI-QSA’s, Praetorian Secure will work with our customers to ensure every detail of the PCI-DSS requirements are covered and reviewed thoroughly by our highly-trained security engineers. We will assist with walking you through a series of activities aimed at preparing your organization for compliance, understanding the scope of the PCI-DSS requirements, identifying deficiencies in your existing security infrastructure, all while preparing the framework for successful PCI-DSS compliance.
For most projects, we recommend as a first-step to conduct a PCI Readiness Assessment to identify existing gaps in your environment. Depending on our client’s needs, most of this can be conducted off-site and will greatly enhance our ability to become familiar with your network, all while reducing the expense associated with most network assessments. Upon completion of our thorough review, we will produce a detailed report identifying areas of weakness, vulnerabilities and strengths which will assist you in determining your next steps toward PCI-DSS compliance.
In addition to our top-rated PCI Readiness Assessments, Praetorian Secure delivers to our customer’s 3rd-party review and consulting capabilities proven to enhance and ensure coverage of the PCI-DSS controls during internal self-assessments conducted by your organization. Along with our expert guidance and consulting of the PCI-DSS process, we offer assistance with Policy and Procedure creation/modification, penetration testing, and firewall configuration review to better align you with the PCI-DSS requirements as defined by the PCI-SSC and provide the information you need in successfully attaining PCI-DSS compliance.