PCI Compliance Certification Process & Requirements Checklist | 21 Things to Know

PCI Compliance Certification Process & Requirements Checklist | 21 Things to Know

Materdei Consulting, LLC offers an in-depth PCI compliance certification process & requirements checklist with 21 things that both merchants and service providers need to know regarding the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) mandates.  With almost every type of business now required to become PCI DSS compliant, here’s what you need to know:

1.  Determine the appropriate merchant and/or service provider level. Ok, so you’ve been politely informed and summoned that you’ll need to become compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) provisions. Well, welcome to the world’s largest regulatory compliance mandate, one that’s requiring millions of businesses all throughout the globe to become PCI DSS compliant.

It’s probably not the welcome you’re wanting, but that’s business, so the first thing you’ll need to do is determine if you’re a merchant or a service provider, and then determine what “Level” you are in terms of assessing for PCI DSS compliance.

For the purposes of PCI DSS compliance, a MERCHANT is defined as any entity that accepts payment cards bearing the logos of any of the five members of PCI SSC (American Express, Discover, JCB, MasterCard or Visa) as payment for goods and/or services. Note that a merchant that accepts payment cards as payment for goods and/or services can also be a service provider, if the services sold result in storing, processing, or transmitting cardholder data on behalf of other merchants or service providers. Common examples of MERCHANTS are the following: e-commerce sites, restaurants, grocery stores, traditional brick-and-mortar stores (i.e., dry cleaners, etc.).

For the purposes of PCI DSS compliance, a SERVICE PROVIDER is business entity that is not a payment brand, directly involved in the processing, storage, or transmission of cardholder data on behalf of another entity. This would include businesses that provide services that control or could impact the security of cardholder data. Examples include managed service providers that offer managed network security and other services as well as hosting providers and other entities.

If an entity provides a service that involves only the provision of public network access—such as a telecommunications company providing just the communication link—the entity would not be considered a service provider for that service (although they may be considered a service provider for other services).

2. Determine which Self-Assessment Questionnaire to use. Thankfully, the vast majority of the millions of North American merchants and service providers can actually self-assess when it comes to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) mandates. Sure, it’s a time-consuming task, but thank your lucky stars you don’t have to perform the much-dreaded PCI DSS Level 1 onsite assessment via a PCI-QSA; these are often very time-consuming and costly.

But the SAQ’s are not a walk in the park – not at all – as many of them can be incredibly time-consuming and operationally taxing. You may need to reach out to a PCI DSS expert in helping assess and determine which SAQ to actually use, and that’s a service we offer, so contact us today at pci@pcipolicyportal.com. You’ll need to visit pcisecuritystandards.org to obtain all the relevant documentation for PCI DSS compliance, especially the Self-Assessment Questionnaires

3.  Download the official Self-Assessment Questionnaires (SAQ) and Attestation of Compliance (AoC) forms from pcisecuritystandards.org. Again, visit pcisecuritystandards.org and download the applicable SAQ documents. What’s nice about the material is the first few pages will give you a series of bullet points for ensuring you meet the stated criteria of being allowed to use the SAQ document.

If you cannot affirm to each of the bullets 100%, then you have the wrong SAQ, which means move on until you find the right one. Often times, the “right” SAQ is SAQ D, the longest and most complex of all the Self-Assessment Questionnaires. The SAQ platforms that you can assess against consist of the following:

Each of the applicable SAQ documents can be instantly downloaded at pcisecuritystandards.org today.

4.  Review the applicable SAQ documentation. You’ll need to spend time actually reviewing and reading through the entire SAQ document, from page 1 to the very end, and that’s because it’s the only way to truly understand your reporting requirements. Remember, PCI DSS compliance is about putting in place necessary policies, procedures, and processes, so thinking about each mandate in terms of the three (3) P’s is highly essential, no question about it. You may need to hire an external consultant as the SAQ documents can be complex and challenging at times, so keep this in mind when working through them.

5.  Purchase PCI Policies and Procedures from pcipolicyportal.com. Compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) requires an exhaustive amount of documentation to be in place – specifically, information security and operational specific policies and procedures directly applicable to the PCI DSS standards – and our documentation is directly mapped to each of the twelve (12) PCI requirements, making the creation of all necessary PCI policies and procedures that much easier.

Forget about high-priced consultants, using our templates will save you a tremendous amount of time and money, no question about it. Visit pcipolicyportal.com to learn more about the world’s leading PCI policies and procedures.

6.  Get compliant. Okay, sure getting compliant is easier said than done, but it means now’s the time for rolling up those sleeves and incorporating the necessary policies, procedures, and processes into your internal control environment. This means spending time and remediating items that were found during the scoping & readiness assessment, from missing policies and procedures to improperly functioning internal processes.  This “can” be a time-consuming task, it all depends on the maturity and overall posture of your current control environment, so get help from PCI DSS experts if you need it.

7.  Conduct Vulnerability Scans and Penetration Testing, if Necessary. Depending on what your exact reporting requirements are for the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS), you may have to perform vulnerability scanning and penetration testing. If so, you’ll need to not only source out a quality vendor helping set up, establish, and perform such services, you’ll also need to make necessary cultural changes internally for ensuring such scans become a fixture in your I.T. 101 best practices posture. Companies loathe compliance, and understandably so, but it’s the world we all live in, so keep this in mind with PCI.

8.  Complete the Attestation of Compliance. Simply known as the “AoC”, the “Attestation of Compliance” is looked upon as the short form document signifying PCI DSS compliance. In an industry that has seen all types of plaques, certification logos and other interesting documents and materials developed showcasing PCI compliance, the only true and credible document for validating PCI compliance is the AoC. There are many pretender documents, so be careful when you start requesting PCI compliance from somebody, and when you undertake your own PCI DSS compliance efforts.  The AoC can be downloaded at pcisecuritystandards.org today.

9.  Stay compliant. PCI compliance is never one-and-done, it’s a moving target which requires a constant effort by you for staying abreast of your policies, procedures, and processes. Call it “continuous monitoring” – the essential initiatives you need to put in place for continuing to be PCI DSS compliant. You’ll need to assign an internal champion for helping drive this mandate throughout your business, so keep this in mind.

10.  Practice what you preach. It’s great if you develop all the necessary policies and procedures for PCI DSS compliance, but just make sure that whatever is in writing is also something you perform on a daily basis. Take a good, hard look at your documentation and ask yourself the following: “Are we as an organization really doing all these things and following these policies?” If not, then you have two (2) big problems.

The first being that you’re really not up to par on your information security and operational best practices, and that’s not good. The second is that you’ll most likely fail an actual PCI DSS audit by a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) and that’s not good either.  Documentation is important for compliance, but it’s more important that you actually follow and adhere to the policies and procedures.

11.  Documentation is Essential for PCI Compliance. As just stated, documentation is absolutely critical for PCI DSS compliance. How critical? Let’s just say that information security policies and procedures account for approximately 25% to 40% of becoming compliant! Yes, that much, and it’s why finding a high-quality, well-written set of PCI DSS policy templates is critical – and absolutely essential – for PCI DSS compliance. com has been the world leader in PCI DSS documentation since 2009.

12.  Your Policies must be Well-Written and High Quality.  There’s two main reasons for this. First, auditors will inspect them to ensure they meet the overall intent and rigor of the actual Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). Second, auditors will then test to ensure that the actual policies, procedures, and processes are being followed. Well-written policies that are adhered to by employees will result in a clean bill of health from a PCI-QSA. Therefore, it’s important to spend time authoring high-quality documentation for PCI DSS compliance, no question about it.

13.  Sourcing Templates is the Best Avenue to take. Why spend dozens and dozens of hours trying to author your PCI policies from scratch? It’s not needed as pcipolicyportal.com offers world-class policy templates at a fraction-of-the cost of what it would take to write them yourself. Whatever the industry, we offer the very best PCI DSS policy templates found anywhere today. Email us at pci@pcipolicyportal.com to learn more.

14.  Security Awareness Documentation is Critical. Training your employees on current and emerging security threats and incidents is essential for not only meeting PCI DSS compliance, but for today’s InfoSec best practices.  Think about it, you can spend all the money in the world on next-generation security tools and solutions, but they are meaningless without employees who don’t truly understand security issues. We offer a comprehensive security awareness training program that’s included in every one of our PCI policy packets. Visit pcipolicyportal.com today to learn more about our award-winning policy templates.

15.  Risk Assessment Materials are Essential. Performing an annual risk assessment is absolutely critical for today’s growing compliance mandates, especially PCI DSS compliance. But it’s also a best practice that every business should be performing. Think about it, don’t you want to know what risks, threats, and other issues that can impact your organization? Sure, you do, so performing a risk assessment just makes sense.

16.  Monitoring Third-Party Providers is Necessary. It’s critically important to monitor any type of external, third-party organization that’s providing essential services that could impact the safety and security of cardholder data. Think Managed Security Services (MSS) providers, data centers, software developers, independent third-party contractors, and others.  We offer industry leading documentation – comprehensive, industry leading templates – for helping both merchants and service providers put in place documented policies, procedures, and processes as it relates to third-party entities

Remember, your PCI compliance initiatives often times rely on the services of third-parties, so keep this in mind. Email us at pci@pcipolicyportal.com to learn more.

17.  Why choose pcipolicyportal.com documents. That’s easy. We have been the world leader since 2009 in offering the very best, high-quality templates for both merchants and service providers all throughout the world. Thousands of businesses have relied on pcipolicyportal.com and so can you. Need documentation – we are here to help, so visit pcipolicyportal.com today.

18.  Continuous Monitoring is Here to Stay. Once you’ve become PCI DSS compliant, you’ve then got to ensure you STAY compliant, an initiative that’s often more time-consuming than the initial compliance achievement itself. The process of staying compliant means you’ll have to employ continuous monitoring initiatives – assessing, testing, and making necessary changes to your policies, procedures, and processes.

As the world leader for PCI DSS compliance, pcipolicyportal.com can help as we offer the very best tools, templates, and checklists for staying PCI DSS compliant.  Nobody has an army of compliance officers for keeping you compliant 24/7, so think strategically in how this will work out. We can help! Email us today at pci@pcipolicyortal.com to learn more.

19.  Where to Begin? Start at pcisecuritystandards.org in learning about all the relevant mandates for PCI DSS compliance. Additionally, call us anytime for a free consultation on the merits of PCI compliance.

20.  What to Expect in the Future for PCI DSS compliance? More changes. More security requirements. More cybersecurity requirements. Welcome to the world of regulatory compliance where PCI DSS is now firmly entrenched into millions of businesses all throughout the world, and it’s not going away!

21.  Why Policies and Procedures are so Incredibly Important. At pcipolicyportal.com, we’re often asked what’s the most demanding and time-consuming element of compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS). Surprising to many clients and prospects is what we tell them: Documentation – specifically – developing all necessary information security policies and procedures.

We’ve seen companies spend dozens upon dozens of hour writing policies and procedures, so we knew there had to be a better way – and there is – so use our documentation and save time and money! Whatever the industry or sector you’re in, pcipolicyportal.com has the very best policies, procedures, security awareness training materials, risk assessment documents – and more – for ensuring rapid PCI DSS compliance. Visit pcipolicyportal.com to learn more today.

 

 

 

 

PCI Compliance, Certification, Consultant Los Angeles, CA – SAQ Help, Policies

Materdei Consulting, LLC is Los Angeles’ leading provider of PCI DSS compliance, certification, and consulting services for merchants and service providers seeking much-needed assistance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) framework. Need help with PCI compliance, but not sure where to start? Feel overwhelmed with the complexities of the PCI DSS framework, particularly all the security and technical requirements? Need assistance in developing PCI policies and procedures? Whatever your PCI DSS needs are, we can help, as we offer fixed-fee PCI DSS compliance, certification, and consultant services for Los Angeles, CA businesses.

Download PCI Policy Packet Today for Rapid Compliance

One of the most time-consuming and arduous processes to undertake for PCI compliance is developing all the necessary documentation – policies, procedures, checklists, and more. Businesses fail to recognize both the importance and the amount of time it takes in authoring PCI policies and procedures, and its why companies all throughout Los Angeles, CA – and the world – have turned to pcipolicyportal.com since 2009 for the very best compliance templates.

You can now relax and take a deep breath knowing you don’t have to spend hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars on PCI policy creation – our PCI Policy Packets do all the work! Just think, one of the most demanding and time-consuming aspects of PCI compliance is now achievable with the high-quality PCI Policy Packets from pcipolicyportal.com.

Policy Packets for SAQ Compliance

We offer PCI policies and procedures for both onsite assessments by a Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI-QSA), along with policy packets for the following PCI DSS Self-Assessment Questionnaires (SAQ):
• SAQ A
• SAQ A-EP
• SAQ B
• SAQ B-IP
• SAQ C
• SAQ C-VT
• SAQ P2PE-HW
• SAQ D for Merchants
• SAQ D for Service Providers

Los Angeles’ Leading Provider of PCI Compliance Certification Services

Businesses in Los Angeles storing, processing, and transmitting credit card information must become PCI compliant – there’s no debate on this – but what’s up for debate is how companies should go about PCI compliance. Should they “go it alone” and hope for the best? Should they hire an expert consultant who provides fixed-fee pricing to both Los Angeles merchants and service providers – if so – then contact us today at pci@pcipolicyportal.com, or call us at 424-274-1952. When it comes to providing a full lifecycle of PCI DSS services and solutions, Materdei Consulting, LLC offers the following:

PCI DSS Scoping & Readiness Assessments: As a merchant or service provider in Los Angeles, you’re fully aware that becoming PCI compliant is a mandate if you store, process, and transmit cardholder data, so do you need assistance in beginning the process? More specifically, are you looking for much-needed guidance on issues relating to PCI scope, policies and procedures, security tools to implement, and much more? If so, then performing a PCI DSS scoping & readiness assessment from Materdei Consulting, LLC is a wise choice.

We’ll help you understand the entire PCI framework, identify critical gaps and deficiencies within your control environment, put in place a workable, scalable roadmap for remediation – ultimately guiding you down the path of compliance. We’ve assisted hundreds of businesses all throughout North America, so contact us today at pci@pcipolicyportal.com, or call us at 424-274-1952 to learn more. Spending time on pre-assessment activities helps ensure long-term success for PCI in terms of money and hours spent. Doing PCI compliance the right way begins by using the experts today at Materdei Consulting, LLC.

Policy Packets & Writing Services: We offer the world’s leading PCI policies and procedures, documentation exhaustively researched and written by compliance professionals for ensuring you’re getting the very best, high-quality materials found anywhere today.

SAQ Help: The vast majority of all businesses in Los Angeles can get away with self-assessing with PCI compliance by completing one of the numerous PCI DSS Self-Assessment Questionnaires (SAQ) found online at pcisecuritystandards.org. The problem, however, with self-assessing is that it’s a little misleading, an “easier said than done” scenario that often results in huge challenges for merchants and service providers. Why? Because the SAQ documents can be very technical, causing many businesses to become frustrated as they fail to grasp the true intent of the various PCI mandates.

Don’t let this happen to your business. Call the PCI SAQ experts today at Materdei Consulting, LLC at 424-274-1952 and get the advice you need. For a fixed-fee, we’ll help you complete your SAQ document, walking you through all the material and taking the time to explain each of the mandates, what they mean, what needs to be in place for compliance, and much more.

Need PCI SAQ help in Los Angeles? Contact us Today

Don’t let your PCI SAQ process turn into an operational and financial nightmare, get help now from Los Angeles’ PCI DSS experts at Materdei Consulting, LLC. And if you’re being required to comply with SAQ A-EP or SAQ D, then be prepared to spend a tremendous amount of time on compliance, as these two SAQ’s are the most demanding and lengthy in terms of number of requirements.

Houston, TX PCI SAQ Compliance, Certification, & Consulting – Fixed Fees

Are you a business in Houston, TX and need PCI SAQ compliance, certification, and consulting services from a proven, trusted provider? Looking for guidance on how to implement and complete PCI compliance with the mandated Self-Assessment Questionnaires (SAQ)? Whatever issues, challenges, and concerns you may have with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) framework, Materdei Consulting, LLC can help. As the world’s leading provider of PCI Policy Packets and compliance documents for PCI DSS, we also offer high-quality, fixed-fee consulting services for helping Houston, TX merchants and service providers become PCI DSS compliant.

Fixed Fees. Superior PCI Service. Industry Expertise. That’s Who We Are!

Forget about the nightmarish stories you’ve heard about PCI DSS compliance, getting it done right the first time is without question achievable, so long as you’re working with proven professionals with years of experience, and that’s what we offer. Visit us today at pcipolicyportal.com to learn more about our products, services, and solutions for your business. Whatever your PCI needs are, from an initial scoping & readiness assessment to assistance in completing any number of the SAQ documents, Materdei Consulting, LLC can help you every step of the way. Email us today at pci@pcipolicyportal.com and let us know how we can help you.

PCI DSS Scoping & Readiness Assessments

Thousands of Houston, TX merchants and service providers need to become compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, that’s not up for debate. Yet many companies struggle in terms of where to begin, how to become compliant, and where to find help. We’ve been helping Texas businesses for more than a decade with PCI DSS compliance, and we can tell you that from experience, beginning with a PCI DSS scoping & readiness assessment is absolutely the best first-step to take.

Why? Because when done correctly, a PCI DSS scoping & readiness assessment helps define audit scope, determines what gaps and deficiencies exits, while also putting in place a realistic and actionable roadmap for becoming PCI DSS compliant. When done properly, a PCI DSS scoping & readiness assessment yields measurable results when it comes to saving both time and money. Email us today at pci@pcipolicyportal.com and let us know how we can help you.

PCI DSS Policies and Procedures Packets

Documentation is one of the most demanding aspects of becoming PCI DSS compliant, and it’s why Materdei Consulting, LLC has been hard at work for more than a decade in developing the world’s leading set of PCI DSS policy templates and toolkits. Available for instant download, the PCI DSS documentation is easy-to-use, and implement, saving you thousands of dollars and dozens of hours.

PCI DSS Policy Writing Services

Writing PCI policies and procedures for compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) provisions is one of the most taxing and time-consuming aspects of actually becoming PCI compliant. Want to save dozens of hours in authoring policies and procedures – then look to the experts at pcipolicyportal.com, as we’ve helped literally hundreds of clients all throughout North America – and the globe – in authoring PCI policies and procedures for their businesses.

No task is too big – or to small – when it comes to writing policies and procedures, so contact us today at pci@pcipolicyportal.com to lean more. And remember, if you don’t want to hire us to author your PCI policies – not a problem – you can always purchase our award-winning PCI policy templates today at pcipolicyportal.com. Since 2009, we’ve been the unquestioned global leader in helping businesses all throughout the world meet demanding documentation reporting requirements for PCI DSS.

PCI DSS SAQ Help

Luckily, the vast majority of merchants and service providers in Houston seeking to become PCI DSS compliant can do so by using any number of the Self-Assessment Questionnaires (SAQ). However, easier said than done, and some of the SAQ’s are quite difficult to complete on their own, often requiring expert assistance.

PCI DSS QSA Level 1 Onsite Assessments

There are times when Houston merchants and service providers will have to go through an actual Level 1 PCI DSS assessment by a Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI-QSA). If that’s you, then know that pcipolicyportal.com stands ready to assist, offering fixed-fees, superior service, and an efficient auditing process from beginning to end. We work with some of the biggest and most complex environments in Houston when it comes to PCI DSS compliance, so contact us today at pci@pcipolicyportal.com to learn more. Fixed Fees, superior service, audit knowledge second-to-none, that’s pcipolicyportal.com.

PCI DSS Penetration Testing

Penetration testing is also a requirement for Houston businesses seeking to become PCI DSS compliant, and pcipolicyportal.com offers industry leading, fixed-fee network penetration testing services. The rigors of PCI DSS reporting now require penetration testing to be performed twice a year, so contact us today at pci@pcipolicyportal.com to learn more about our network penetration testing services for PCI DSS compliance. pcipolicyportal.com has been serving Houston businesses since 2009, offering the very best in terms of compliance tools and reporting.

Proven 11 Step Process for PCI DSS Compliance with Amazon AWS EC2

pcipolicyportal.com – the unquestioned global leader in cloud security policy documents for PCI DSS compliance, and providers of the industry leading Cloud Computing & SaaS PCI Policy Packet Compliance Toolkit for businesses operating the Amazon AWS environment – offers up our own 11 step-process for helping businesses become compliant with the PCI DSS standards while utilizing the Amazon AWS EC2 cloud. More and more businesses are shifting to the cloud – and understandably so, as reduced costs and increased efficiencies can be had – but it’s also important to remember that PCI DSS compliance is a must, so follow our 11-step process:

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Denver, CO PCI DSS QSA Assessors and Certification for Compliance

Looking for assistance with PCI DSS compliance and reside in the greater Denver metropolitan area, then contact the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards experts today at pcipoliycportal.com by emailing us at pci@pcipolicyportal.com. Our expert staff of individuals have years of real world experience in performing high-quality, fixed fee assessments for businesses all throughout the Denver, CO area.

Denver, CO PCI DSS QSA Assessors and Certification for Compliance

Denver – and many of its surrounding cities, such as Boulder – are technology hotbeds, places where companies are developing next generation products and services for today’s world. Yet with such excitement, don’t forget about the need for comprehensive compliance requirements, particularly when it comes to the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) mandates. The rigors of PCI compliance are well-known, so turning to a trusted advisor – such as pcipolicyportal.com – is a smart move indeed.

Our Denver, CO PCI DSS QSA Services include the following:

PCI Readiness Assessment: It’s critically important to identify essential scope issues for the cardholder data environment, along with identifying missing policies, procedures, and other essential items. The ability to actively identity, remediate, and implement all mandated documentation and processes is absolutely critical for PCI DSS compliance. Getting it right the first time in terms of PCI compliance is absolutely critical, so it’s important to conduct a PCI readiness assessment.

Merchants and service providers in the Denver area that opt out of performing a PCI DSS scoping & readiness assessment ultimately find considerable challenges and roadblocks ahead as the overall assessment process was not properly scoped. Spending a few extra dollars on the front-end for PCI DSS compliance will save you thousands of dollars in the long run – trust on this one.

PCI DSS SAQ Documents: Thankfully, most merchants and service providers throughout North America can comply with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards via any number of the PCI Self-Assessment Questionnaires (SAQ). However, choosing the right questionnaire can be difficult, along with completing it in its entirety, and that’s where pcipolicyportal.com can assist. We have years of experience working with businesses all throughout the country in helping successfully complete their PCI SAQ Documentation, so contact us today at pci@pcipolicyportal.com.

What’s interesting to note about the entire SQA process is that the phrase “self-assessment” is often misleading – why – because two of the PCI DSS SAQ’s – SAQ A-EP and SAQ D – are incredibly long and complicated, ultimately requiring businesses to seek help from an expert. In fact, it’s fair to say that the amount of time and energy needed for complying with SAQ A-EP and SAQ D is similar to a formal Level 1 assessment performed by a Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI-QSA).

Documentation Experts: pcipolicyportal.com provides industry leading PCI DSS information security policies and procedures templates, forms, checklists – and other supporting material – for helping Colorado businesses become compliance with PCI DSS. While the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards are often looked upon as a very technical mandate, don’t forget about the importance of documentation, and its why businesses turn to pcipolicyportal.com, as we provide the very best, easy-to-use PCI templates for enabling rapid compliance. The amount and time needed for developing PCI DSS specific information security policies and procedures can be absolutely staggering indeed, and it’s why Colorado businesses – and thousands of companies all throughout the world – have turned to us since 2009 as we provide high-quality, comprehensive, and easy-to-use templates.

QSA Assessments: Many Colorado businesses have to fulfill annual PCI DSS compliance via an onsite assessment – known as a Level 1 audit – by a Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI-QSA). Onsite assessments are dreaded by many companies – and understandably so – as they can be incredibly time-consuming, challenging, and costly. Want to save thousands of dollars and hundreds of man-hours, then contact us today at pci@pcipolicyportal.com to learn more about our proven, affordable, and scalable solutions for onsite assessments.

Additional Services: pcipolicyportal.com also provides in-depth, fixed-fee pricing for penetration testing, which is a strict mandate under Requirement 11 of the PCI DSS standards. Such testing is often seasonal as time-consuming – and expensive – yet pcipoolicyportal.com has a proven methodology in place for saving both time and money, contact us today at pci@pcipolicyportal.com to learn more. Additionally, we can help set your business up with a proven, reliable, and cost-effective vulnerability scanning provider also.

Denver, CO PCI DSS QSA Assessors and Certification for Compliance

The time and effort associated with regulatory compliance just continues to grow for businesses all throughout Colorado, which means more time, energy, and money spent on the like of PCI DSS compliance. It’s therefore imperative to work with a firm that provides scalable, efficient, fixed-fee pricing for PCI compliance, and that’s pcipolicyportal.com.

Think PCI DSS compliance can be a challenge – trying doing it all alone, by yourself – as a number of companies have, and they’ve also faced steep challenges. Hiring an expert, such as the professionals from pcipolicyportal.com, is a move in the right direction. With fixed-fees and high-quality consulting services, pcipolicyportal.com can help get Denver, CO merchants and service providers compliant in no time at all.

PCI Security Awareness Training Program | Download Today | In-Depth, Easy-to-Use

pcipolicyportal.com was founded by industry leading regulatory compliance and consultants with years of experience working with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards, simply known as PCI to many. Considered challenging and costly to many organizations, the PCI DSS standards also require merchants and service providers to undergo security awareness training on an annual basis. That’s where we come in by providing high-quality, industry leading, and cost-effective solutions for employee and workforce member training. The documentation is easy-to-use and comes complete with the following material:

  • Comprehensive PowerPoint slide presentation.
  • In-depth security awareness training manual.
  • Security Awareness Secure Coding Training Checklist.
  • Employee Tracking Sheet.
  • Certificate of Completion template.

There’s simply no need to spend large sums of money on time-consuming and expensive webinars, conferences, and other unnecessary products – all that’s needed are the industry leading PCI DSS Security Awareness training solutions, available for immediate download today from pcipolicyportal.com.

The PCI security awareness training program – available for immediate download – is an incredibly comprehensive, easy-to-use set of documents designed for helping organizations undertake necessary security awareness training measures for all their employees. Developed by a leading Payment Card Industry Qualified Security Assessor (PCI-QSA), the PCI security awareness training program contains the following high-quality material:

  • Comprehensive PowerPoint (PPT) Slide Presentation. A great way to get your employees interested and up to speed on critical security awareness topics facing businesses today is a comprehensive PowerPoint presentation. Detailed, descriptive and containing dozens of essential slides covering “must know” security issues, the slides are a true foundation for effective security awareness training.
  • In-depth Security Awareness Training Manual. The concept of “one and done” training each year needs to be improved upon in the world of security awareness training. Give your employees something to keep and reference for ensuring they stay informed on current topics relating to security awareness. Our in-depth security awareness training manual is a perfect addition to the PowerPoint presentations. In fact, many businesses use it as their primary security awareness training program, requiring employees to read the entire manual and signing the user-acknowledgement form on the last page.
  • Security Awareness Secure Coding Training Checklist. A PCI security awareness training program is for all employees, even highly specialized I.T. personnel, especially those involved in systems and software development. The security awareness secure coding training checklist is a great way for ensuring developers and engineers stay informed on various security issues.
  • Employee Tracking Sheet. Keep track of your employee’s progress with our simple, yet highly effective employee tracking spreadsheet.
  • Certificate of Completion Template. Let your employees know that security awareness training is important – award them with an annual certificate upon successful completion of all training requirements.

PCI Security Awareness Training Program | More than Just PCI | View Sample Documents
The PCI security awareness training program from pcipolicyportal.com is an in-depth set of high-quality, industry leading documents designed to effectively train all your employees – from end-users to I.T. personnel – on all critical aspects of information security awareness. To learn more, view the sample documents today along with what’s included in the PCI security awareness training program. Additionally, because the documentation is so incredibly in-depth, you can use it for all your security awareness training needs -HIPAA, HITECH, GLBA, and many other compliance mandates.

PCI Information Security Policy Templates for Instant Download

PCI information security policy templates are available for instant download today from the PCI DSS compliance experts at pcipolicyportal.com.  Merchants and service providers all throughout North America – and the globe – are being pushed like never before with growing compliance mandates, with the PCI DSS requirements being the most comprehensive.  What’s needed are comprehensive, industry leading PCI Information security policy templates for helping businesses get – and stay – compliant, year in and year out.  PCI compliance is technical – no doubt about it – but it still requires a tremendous amount of well-written information security policies and procedures.  Trying to use pre-existing policies and procedures – most of which are not PCI DSS specific, or worse, haven’t been updated in years – is not a step in the right direction.  What will get businesses compliant quickly, cost-effectively – and comprehensively – are the PCI information security policy templates, available for instant download from pcipolicyportal.com.

The PCI information security policy templates – available for immediate download today from pcipolicyportal.com – contain all essential documents for becoming compliant with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards. The PCI information security policy templates come complete with the following industry leading material:

  • Section I: Easy-to-follow, step-by-step process for becoming PCI compliance – exclusively authored by payments experts with a focus specifically on merchants and service providers needing clear and concise directions for PCI DSS certification.
  • Section II:  Industry leading set of Policies and procedures developed specifically for PCI compliance as required by the PCI DSS standards.
  • Section III: High-quality, PCI DSS information security manual as mandated also by the PCI DSS standards for PCI compliance.
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