PCI DSS consulting and compliance services

Ensure payment card information is stored, processed and transmitted in a secure environment.

What is PCI DSS Compliance?

The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security requirements endorsed by the five most globally influential payment brands: Visa, Mastercard, JCB, Discover and American Express.

It is a mandatory annual requirement for any business (merchant or service provider) which stores, processes or transmits payment card data, to attest their compliance with the standard. PCI DSS attestation demonstrates that your business uses and protects the confidential payment data of your customers in a safe and secure way, minimising risks associated with payment card fraud.

What does PCI DSS compliance look like?

You will be asked by your bank to complete at least one of the following each year depending on your status and the type of payment channels in use.

Report on Compliance (ROC)

ROCs are for level 1 merchants (6 million transactions a year) and level 1 service providers (300,000 transactions per year). It is compulsory that a QSA completes this report and provides an independent confirmation of your compliance status. ROCs must be accompanied by a completed Attestation of Compliance (AOC) report.

Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ)

SAQs are for merchants who are level 2 to 4 (based upon total transactions per annum) and level 2 service providers. PGI can assist with clarifying this, which can reduce your compliance overheads. SAQs include elements of independent attestation by a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) if you wish to increase the validity of the report.

Why is PCI DSS important?

Payment card security ranks as one of the most important security concerns for consumers and businesses that accept all types of card payment transactions, either in person (card present) or online and over the telephone (card-not-present).

According to the Verizon 2019 Payment Security Report, only 36.7% of organisations globally were actively maintaining payment security compliance. The introduction of stricter data protection laws, such as GDPR, and increased regulatory scrutiny should focus organisations’ attention even more on PCI DSS compliance.

With the increasing importance of the digital economy and online businesses, it’s crucial to have the right security controls in place to ensure customer payment information is secure.

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