Regulatory Compliance, Governance and Security

Nov 13 2008   3:28AM GMT

PCI DSS Readiness Assessment for Payment Card Industry Compliance

Charles Denyer Charles Denyer Profile: Charles Denyer

Are you a merchant or service provider that needs to be Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliance? Are you an entity directly involved in the processing, storage, or transmission of transaction data or cardholder data? If so, then read on because one of the most important steps for ensuring PCI DSS compliance is done in an efficient manner is to start with a PCI DSS Readiness Assessment. Why? Well, you crawl before you walk don’t you? As with PCI DSS compliance, its not wise to jump right in and obtain an assessment without doing any type of due diligence work on your organization.

One of the main benefits of a PCI DSS Readiness Assessment is the ability to identify gaps, deficiencies, and core weaknesses that will be need to be strengthened and corrected before obtaining any type of PCI DSS assessment from a Qualified Security Assessor Company, commonly known as a QSAC. Learn more about a PCI DSS Readiness Assessment at pciassessment.org

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    As organizations move towards [A href="http://searchsecurity.techtarget.co.uk/answer/How-to-protect-credit-card-data-for-payment-card-industry-compliance"]PCI DSS compliance[/A] they are facing a problem when they have to store call records to ensure good customer service and train employees. The problem is that credit card transactions are taken over the phone which means people's card details are recorded along with the conversation, including the security code. But the payment card industry compliance states you cannot store this information. Find advice on how your organization can comply with PCI DSS requirements and still provide adequate training.
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