Hundreds of millions of people worldwide pay for goods and services with credit or debit cards every day. Any organization working with cardholder data (CHD) must implement security policies, technology and processes to ensure its systems are protected from breach and theft of CHD. Because of the critical nature of this data, and the potential impact it can have on the lives of so many, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) was established to regulate protection standards for merchants, financial institutions, point-of-sale vendors and technology developers that create and operate the global infrastructure for processing payments. Compliance with PCI DSS is mandatory for these businesses and costly for those who violate them (even if they do so unknowingly).
As part of Pondurance’s cyber risk and regulatory compliance assessment services, we offer a focused review of your IT systems environment to identify areas of risk and maturity as they relate to PCI DSS compliance. At the conclusion of the assessment, Pondurance either conducts a Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) or delivers a Report on Compliance (RoC) accompanied by an Attestation of Compliance (AoC). If your organization is out of compliance, we offer a tailored, prioritized approach to helping you get there quickly.