Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)
All entities that transmit, process, or store payment card data must be compliant with PCI DSS. Depending on their transaction volumes, organisations will have to either produce Self Assessment Questionnaires (SAQs) or undergo an audit by a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA).
Achieve PCI DSS Compliance
How our PCI DSS Consultants and QSAs can help
Our team of PCI DSS Consultants deliver PCI DSS Gap Analysis, Compliance Programme Management, provide expert technical advice and guidance on information security compliance issues and provide Implementation assistance as well as assessing compliance against PCI DSS using our QSA qualified resources. This may involve the production of a Report of Compliance (ROC) along with the necessary Attestation of Compliance (AOC). In some cases we may assist customers in producing their Self Assessment Questionnaires (SAQs).
Our PCI DSS consultants work with you on the scope and segmentation of your PCI DSS environment to minimise the cost and effort needed for compliance whilst delivering the functionality you need. Similarly, if sampling is needed, we can ensure costs are minimised whilst the audit process remains effective.
The Route to Compliance
The route to compliance comprises a number of stages, typically:
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Assessment & Certification
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Preventing Fraud – The Challenge
PCI DSS Environment
As the technology used by merchants and their partners has evolved, card fraud has become more sophisticated. Any business that stores or transmits cardholder account data is a potential target.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard is a worldwide information security standard assembled and maintained by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council.
The standard was created to help organisations that process card payments prevent credit card fraud through increased controls around data and its exposure to compromise. It provides guidelines to organisations that process credit cards as to how they can prevent credit card fraud, cracking and other security vulnerabilities and threats, by implementing best practice security in their infrastructure and processes.
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)is a worldwide information security standard assembled and maintained by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards
Council. The PCI DSS is a multifaceted security standard that includes requirements for security management, policies, procedures, network architecture, software design and other critical protective measures.
The standard was created by the payment brands (American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard and Visa) to help organisations that process card payments prevent credit card fraud through increased controls around data and its exposure to compromise. It provides guidelines to organisations that process credit cards as to how they can prevent credit card fraud, cracking and other security vulnerabilities and threats, by implementing best practice security in their infrastructure and processes.
Who is PCI DSS relevant to?
Payment Card Processors
All entities that transmit, process, or store payment card data must be compliant with PCI DSS. This will typically be Merchants or Service Providers. Depending on their transaction volumes, organisations will have to regularly report in different ways to demonstrate compliance. In many cases this means auditing by a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA), the production of a Report of Compliance (ROC) along with the necessary Attestation of Compliance (AOC). In some cases our PCI DSS Consultants and QSAs may assist customers in producing their Self Assessment Questionnaires (SAQs).
Benefits of PCI DSS Compliance
PCI DSS Consulting
In today’s environment, security has become a consideration for every type of business. By following the standardised, industry-wide procedures of PCI DSS, organisations can:
- Protect their customers’ personal data
- Avoid penalties or fees levied by Payment Brands for noncompliance
- Boost customer confidence through a higher level of demonstrable data security
- Reduce credit card transaction costs
- Insulate themselves from financial losses and remediation
OUR PCI DSS CONSULTANTS AND QSA's
Registered PCI DSS QSA Company
Since 2007, Teamwork has been instilling absolute quality into the delivery processes of a huge range of organisations, from SMEs to large corporates. Our team of quality professionals including CISSP, PCI Security Standards Council QSA, MBCI, GDPR, IEMA, ESOS and CMIOSH qualified consultants) have developed and led UKAS accredited ISO and other standards-based service improvement programmes (including PCI DSS) for private and public-sector organisations across the UK, EMEA, US and beyond, from 5 to over 20,000 people businesses.
Our knowledge and experience across a broad base of management and technical Standards makes us uniquely equipped to help organisations to achieve PCI DSS Compliance and integrate with other management systems and technical standards to achieve all the associated economies and efficiencies in the system design, implementation and maintenance.
This experience, and the huge success of both the project delivery and maintenance phases of our standards-based practices, has been firmly based on two key principles: the ability of Teamwork consultants to look beyond the standard in question and identify, define and align with the real business drivers of our customers, and our innate ability to become one with our customer’s own management teams.
Who have we helped achieve PCI DSS Certification?
Our PCI DSS & QSA Clients
Our team of experienced PCI DSS consultants have helped an extensive array of organisations achieve PCI DSS certification as part of a standalone PCI DSS project implementation or alongside other ISO and information security standards such as Cyber Essentials and ISO 27001. These organisations range from SMEs to large corporates as well as public and charitable organisations. To see some of our PCI DSS clients, please visit our ‘Clients’ page.
PCI DSS 3DS Assessments
EMV® 3-D Secure (3DS)
What is PCI 3DS?
The PCI 3DS Core Security Standard is a security standard created by The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) to provide a framework for security controls that support the EMV® 3-D Secure (3DS) transaction process.
Who needs PCI 3DS?
The standard is intended for those companies that manage or provide EMV® 3DS components, specifically: ACS, DS, and 3DSS. It provides guidelines for identifying and implementing appropriate security controls to protect the 3DS transaction process. Compliance requirements for these entities will be defined by the applicable payment brands.
What we do (PCI 3DS Assessments)
Teamwork IMS has been qualified by the PCI SSC as a PCI 3DS Assessor to perform PCI 3DS assessments. Our team of expert Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs) bring with them a knowledgebase built upon performing assessments and consulting related to a variety of security and compliance frameworks, including PCI DSS, ISO 27001, Cyber Essentials and other security standards. Our QSAs will engage with your project team to perform testing and assessment activities. From those activities, our PCI 3DS assessors will compile observations, test results, details on configurations, interview notes, documentation excerpts and more to complete either a 3DS Core Report on Compliance (ROC) and an Attestation of Compliance (AOC).