PCI Compliance Certification & SAQ Consulting for North Carolina Merchants

Materdei Consulting, LLC offers PCI compliance & Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ consulting services for North Carolina merchants, service providers, and other businesses seeking assistance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) mandates. If you store, process, and/or transmit cardholder data as a North Carolina business, then becoming – and maintaining – PCI DSS compliant is essential. We’ve been helping North Carolina businesses in Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham – and all other locations in North Carolina – with PCI compliance since 2009 with proven consulting and compliance services, such as scoping & readiness assessments PCI policies and procedures writing, assistance with completion of various SAQ documentation, technical remediation, and much more.

Rapid Compliance for North Carolina Business with our PCI Policy Packets

Thousands of merchants and service providers around the world have purchased our industry leading PCI Policy Packets containing hundreds of pages of professionally researched and written policies, forms, templates, and other essential PCI DSS documents. Documentation is one of the most demanding and time-consuming aspects of becoming PCI compliant, so visit pcipolicyportal.com today and learn more about our wide-range of PCI Policy Packets available for instant download. Whatever the industry, we’ve got North Carolina businesses in Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham – and all other locations – covered with high-quality, easy-to-use and implement PCI policies and procedures.

North Carolina’s PCI DSS SAQ Experts – Call Us

Most merchants and service providers in North Carolina can “thankfully” self-assess against the PCI DSS Self-Assessment Questionnaires (SAQ) provided by the PCI Security Standards, ultimately bypassing the dreaded Level 1 onsite assessments by a PCI-QSA. Unfortunately, most businesses initially think the SAQ process is relatively easy and straightforward, and that’s where the challenge begins. In fact, a number of the SAQ documents – particularly SAQ A-EP and SAQ D – can be incredibly difficult to complete, particularly for businesses new to PCI compliance.

It’s why Materdei Consulting, LLC offers comprehensive, high-quality, fixed-fee consulting services for helping North Carolina merchants and service providers in Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham – and all other locations – with successfully completing today’s demanding SAQ documents. From Requirement 1 to Requirement 12, our highly-trained PCI compliance experts will walk your organization through every question, offering guidance and much needed insight for ensuring timely completion of the relevant SAQ. From clarifying scope to determining documentation needs, and more, we’ll get you through the SAQ process quickly and efficiently, that’s our promise.

Comprehensive PCI Services for North Carolina Businesses

Materdei Consulting, LLC offers the following PCI DSS services and solutions for North Carolina merchants and service providers in Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham – and all other locations:

PCI DSS Scoping & Readiness Assessments: North Carolina businesses new to PCI DSS compliance or are just seeking a refresher will no doubt benefit from a PCI scoping & readiness assessment from Materdei Consulting, LLC. Performed by seasoned experts, we can help in identifying and confirming scoping boundaries, assessing internal control gaps and weaknesses, provide recommendations for long-term deliverables, establishing milestones, and much more.
We’ve performed hundreds of PCI DSS scoping & readiness assessments, which means you’ll be taken through an efficient process for helping North Carolina businesses become PCI compliant. If you’re looking for expert guidance from beginning to end of your entire PCI DSS certification process, then you’ve found the right firm.

Policy and Procedures Writing: What’s one of the most demanding, expensive, and time-consuming initiatives for becoming PCI compliant? It’s documentation, more specifically, developing all the necessary information security policies and procedures for PCI compliance, and it’s why we offer industry leading, award-winning PCI policies and toolkits for all industries, and available for instant download today. Writing PCI policies takes time – often dozens of hours – so do yourself a huge favor and obtain high-quality, easy-to-use and implement documents from pcipolicyportal.com. We offer both PCI policy packets for both onsite assessments and for PCI DSS Self-Assessment Questionnaires (SAQ).

Perhaps you have information security policies and procedures in place – great – but before getting too excited, ask yourself the following questions: (1). Do our InfoSec policies and procedures map directly to the prescriptive requirements set for the in the actual Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) framework? Do our policies contain current information in relation the organization’s core business functions? Do we actually read, acknowledge our policies on a regular basis? Can you answer a strong YES to all of these? If so, great. If not, then it’s time to consider downloading the PCI policies and procedures toolkits and templates today from pcipolicyportal.com.

Regardless of the compliance mandate being forced upon you – PCI DSS, HIPAA, FISMA, SOX – all of these regulations have one thing in common and that’s the need for comprehensive information security policies and procedures. Visit pcipolicyportal.com to learn more and begin you process of becoming PCI compliant quickly.

We also offer PCI policy writing services for North Carolina businesses in Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham – and all other locations – so if you’re pressed for time and looking for customized InfoSec policies, we can help. Contact us today at pci@pcipolicyportal.com to learn more.

Technical and Operational Remediation: Need assistance in implementing various technical solutions, such as a vulnerability scanning tool, File Integrity Monitoring (FIM), Two-Factor Authentication (2FA) and more? We offer comprehensive services for helping North Carolina businesses in implementing these various tools and initiatives. Simply stated, we can get in front of your systems and provision agents and configure servers as needed, if necessary.

Assistance with Vendor Selection: Are you aware of the various tools that need to be in place for becoming PCI DSS compliant? There are literally hundreds of vendors offering security products for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) industry – some good, some not so good. Who’s going to help you filter through all the marketing noise and find the right product and solution at the right price? We can, as we’ve helped numerous North Carolina merchants and service providers with this very task.

It’s easy to spend tens of thousands of dollars on products and solutions that you may not need, so getting expert guidance and help is essential as making the wrong decision can be very costly. The main security tools you need include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Vulnerability Scanning Solution
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Network Based Intrusion Detection System
  • File Integrity Monitoring
  • Anti-Virus
  • Web Application Firewall
  • Encryption
  • Audit Logging and Audit Trail Retention
  • Penetration Testing

Penetration Testing: As just discussed, performing a penetration test is often a mandate for PCI compliance (note: not every organization has to perform one, it depends on which SAQ you answer), but more important, it’s a security best practice every business in North Carolina should be employing.

Continuous Monitoring: So, you’ve become PCI DSS compliant as a merchant or service provider in North Carolina? Congratulations, but now the real challenge begins. Getting to the top of the PCI mountain is one thing, but staying there and maintaining compliance is often the more challenging task. What you’ll need to do is implement a process for continuing to monitor, assess, update, and ultimately enhance your internal controls for PCI. It’s about ensuring your policies, procedures, and processes are being constantly maintained in accordance with the PCI DSS standards; a concept effectively known in the world of regulatory compliance as “Continuous Monitoring”.

Materdei Consulting, LLC – the world’s leading provider of PCI policies, procedures and toolkits – offers comprehensive documentation for helping North Carolina merchants and service providers in Charlotte, Raleigh-Durham – and all other locations – monitor their PCI environment on a regular basis. Sure, it’s easy to “fall of the PCI wagon” in terms of compliance, but with heavy fines and penalties looming, you can’t afford to become non-compliant. Our industry leading PCI policies and toolkits contain essential documentation for helping businesses become – and stay – PCI compliant, so visit pciplicyportal.com today to learn more.

Need Assistance with PCI SAQ Certification – Let’s Talk

Since 2009, we’ve assisted numerous North Carolina businesses – from Charlotte to Raleigh-Durham, and all other locations throughout the state – in becoming compliant with the relevant SAQ documentation. Contact us today at pci@pcipolicyportal.com to learn more. As a North Carolina businesses, whatever your PCI needs are – from PCI policies to SAQ help, and more – Materdei Consulting, LLC is ready to assist.


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