The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council (an organization formed by the card brands) created the PCI Data Security Standard (DSS) to ensure that businesses follow best practices for protecting their customers’ payment card information.
The same technologies that make everyday business efficient also make it easy for hackers to access sensitive information. That’s why a business taking “just a handful” of credit cards is no less obligated to protect that card data than the major retailer running thousands of transactions.
When fully and accurately implemented, the 12 requirements of the PCI DSS work together to provide your business with defense-in-depth; that is, multiple layers of security that make it much more difficult for an attacker to gain access to your customers’ payment card data. Studies have shown that cyber thieves and their automated tools most often seek out basic mistakes such as weak passwords, misconfigured technologies and uneducated employees. The PCI DSS addresses these and other areas of weakness to effectively shield your business.
ControlScan recognizes that security and compliance go hand-in-hand. As a result, we offer a suite of security solutions that help you achieve PCI DSS compliance and improve your overall security posture. We also employ a team of security experts to provide guidance on your layered, security defense strategy and answer any questions that you may have.
The following table maps the PCI DSS requirements to the ControlScan security solution and/or service that can help you satisfy the requirement. We encourage you to contact our team of security and compliance experts if you have any questions about these services or how to achieve compliance.