What is the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard?
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a worldwide security standard designed to ensure that all companies that accept, process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. PCI DSS compliance is mandatory for all businesses that accept credit card payments, regardless of size or transaction volume.
Compliance with these standards helps reduce the risk of data breaches and protects sensitive customer information from theft and fraud. Our consultants can guide you through the PCI DSS compliance process, and implement best practice security into your infrastructure and processes.
How it can make a difference to your organisation
Prevent data breaches
Reduce the risk of data breaches and protect cardholders’ data (your customers) against cyber threats.
Build customer trust
PCI compliance gives you an edge over competitors and helps build trust amongst your customers
Avoid fines and penalties
Data breaches can result in hefty fines and financial loss
Peace of Mind
PCI compliance provides assurance informational assets have been protected in accordance with industry best practice
Increase business growth
Complying with PCI is often one of the various requirements for securing business partnerships
Help comply with other standards
PCI DSS includes a significant portion of the necessary security measures required for ISO 27001, amongst other standards
Our PCI DSS Compliance Lifecycle
Compare your current processes against payment card industry best practice
We project manage your implementation providing key templates and consultancy support
We will carry out compliance audits to produce Reports on Compliance (ROCs) or Self Assessment Questionnaires (SAQs) and to complete the necessary Attestation of Compliance (AOC)
Following certification, we will help your organisation continue to comply with the requirements and conduct your annual assessments
Why choose Teamwork IMS?
Since 2007, Teamwork has been solving compliance challenges for a huge range of organisations, from SMEs to large international corporates. Our team of professionals includes CISSP, PCI Security Standards Council QSA, MBCI, GDPR, IEMA, ESOS, NEBOSH and CMIOSH qualified consultants.
Our knowledge and experience across a broad base of management and technical Standards make us uniquely equipped to help organisations to achieve PCI DSS compliance and integrate with existing management systems to achieve significant savings and efficiencies.
Part of your business
Our success 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.
We have developed and led UKAS-accredited ISO and other standards-based service improvement programmes for private and public-sector organisations across an international client base.
Have you considered multiple standards?
- Save time and money by implementing standards in parallel
- Create an effective integrated management system and avoid duplication
- Become globally recognised for best practices with multiple standards
- Add value to your business and strengthen your sales proposition
- Gain a long-term compliance partner with our passionate consultants
- Protect your business from threats by complying with all relevant standards
Meet your compliance obligations and build customer trust.
Assure customers that your organisation has effective Information Security controls in place
Information security certification for cloud service providers
Protect personal information with a Privacy Information Management System (PIMS).
Frequently asked questions
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).
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. The standard is intended for those companies that manage or provide EMV® 3DS components, specifically: ACS, DS, and 3DSS.
Our team of PCI DSS Consultants deliver PCI DSS Gap Analysis, Compliance Programme Management, provides expert technical advice and guidance on information security compliance issues and provides 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 required, we can ensure costs are minimised whilst the audit process remains effective.
Our consultants will review the organisation’s current status against PCI DSS to identify to what extent existing controls, policies and business processes are effectively implemented and what gaps are present and need to be addressed. A detailed report identifies clearly what needs to be done and by whom, with appropriate timescales and recommendations for resources.
Following Gap Analysis, we will prepare a list of actions to be taken. Once these are agreed, we project manage the entire compliance programme for you, driving the implementation programme activities to ensure successful outcomes. This includes working with you, providing expert technical advice and guidance on information security management issues, producing key deliverables such as new policies, procedures or the implementation or configuration of necessary technology.
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.
Teamwork QSAs will carry out compliance audits (and pre-audits) to produce Reports on Compliance (ROCs) or Self Assessment Questionnaires (SAQs) and to complete the necessary Attestation of Compliance (AOC). Where non-compliances are identified, Teamwork will assist with remedial action planning as necessary to help you to achieve a compliant status in the most straightforward way possible
For a consultancy team who routinely manage compliance programs for other organisations, progressing through our own certification process is always a valuable reminder of how the experience feels and we think that this contributes towards our efficient but sympathetic approach to consulting for others.