Posted by: Charles Denyer
merchants, payment card industry, payment card industry data security standards, PCI, pci assessment, pci compliance, PCI DSS, pci dss qsa, service providers
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