The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) is a unified set of payment account data security requirements that if implemented correctly will help protect organizations from breaches and theft of cardholder data. These standards are required for any merchant, service provider, or other organization that stores, processes or transmits cardholder data. While a defined set of standards and controls may seem straightforward, many organizations have struggled to keep up with the changes and complexities of the PCI DSS and how it applies to their environment. Auditwerx is here to help.
Auditwerx has performed hundreds of PCI assessments, from readiness assessments to level 1 merchant and service provider assessments, and is able to provide a tailored approach to help your organization become compliant. While PCI is a core focus for some organizations, others are struggling to determine where to start. Our ultimate goal is to help design sustainable solutions that align compliance initiatives with the business in a cost effective manner.
Trusted Advisory – When new business or PCI initiatives arise, large or small, you need someone capable of looking at all facets of the project from a PCI perspective to determine the impact. Auditwerx can provide guidance on architecture changes, scoping definition, technology implementations, scope reduction, compliance cost reduction, new payment channels, etc. Every project is specifically tailored to your needs to ensure you receive the most value.
Facilitated Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ) – There are a variety of SAQs available and determining which one applies in your situation may be challenging. Auditwerx professionals are here to assist you with identifying the appropriate SAQ associated with each payment channel and evaluating if you comply with the applicable requirements. We are your partner in this process and our goal is to assist your team in understanding and being able to accurately answer each question as you fill out the SAQ.
PCI DSS Readiness Engagement – For organizations new to PCI or trying to navigate new business processes as it relates to PCI, a readiness assessment will provide the needed guidance to ensure compliance prior to an audit. This will add efficiencies to the assessment process and help save time, cost overruns, and unanticipated gaps or expansion of scope. A gauge of your current environment, policies, procedures, and controls against the requirements of the PCI DSS will be performed along with defined scoping guidance.
On-Site PCI DSS Assessment – Auditworks performs a detailed assessment and provides a report on compliance (ROC). Auditworks is not a checkbox, one time a year assessor. Auditworks is looking to establish long-term partnerships with continued interaction throughout the year to ensure you are kept apprised of new developments and that there are no surprises during the assessment. Our goal is to reduce the risk and liability to both organizations and to create efficiencies. This allows information security to be the primary focus, while making compliance a seamless result.
Auditwerx is a Qualified Security Assessor Company and provides the confidence and peace of mind that your security requirements have been met and that risk to the organization has been reduced. Auditwerx can also streamline your security and compliance by partnering with you on related projects such as SOC reporting, HIPAA, and HITRUST.
If you would like to learn more about the PCI process, please contact us.