Prior to scheduling an official PCI audit (required to validate an organization’s PCI DSS compliance), most Level 1 merchants conduct a PCI readiness assessment. Also known as a pre-audit, this assessment is designed to uncover and remediate any security issues.
We would also recommend that Level 2-4 merchants – required to fill out a self-assessment questionnaire (PCI SAQ) – also conduct a readiness assessment.
TBG Security’s PCI readiness assessment builds a baseline to ensure that compliance is achieved as efficiently as possible, often uncovering weak points in a client’s cyber defenses. Below, we outline our approach to meeting the rigid requirements of PCI.
A successful PCI compliance plan first requires an in-depth review of your existing infrastructure, applications and policies. We focus primarily on items relevant to the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).
Working with our customer, we prioritize the findings reported in the Assessment phase, formulating the most efficient and effective remediation strategy required to pass the PCI Audit.
Your TBG Security team is now ready to implement the security improvements agreed in the Gap Analysis phase. The focus is to remediate all identified PCI compliance issues.
Working with your in-house compliance team, TBG Security will offer full support during the PCI compliance process, be it filling out a self-assessment or coordinating the activities of an independent PCI auditor.
TBG Security has partnerships with a number of QSA firms, and we’ll be there to guide you through the final PCI audit process, providing the necessary information and documentation to meet the PCI Security Council standards for compliance.
Many compliance regulations require an annual audit of your security systems and procedures in order to retain your standard validation. In most cases, the assessment may be conducted by internal staff (often requiring sign off from a C-level officer) or by a third party expert consultants. TBG Security is prepared to help you maintain compliance