Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) Risk Assessment

by | Jun 1, 2023 | INSI Articles, Risk Assessment

Do You Need a PCI Risk Assessment for Your Atlanta Organization? 

PCI DSS Compliance Risk Assessment requires all merchants who accept, process, store, or transmit credit card information to comply, regardless of size. Developed by the PCI Security Council, PCI DSS is governed by the original founders (American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and JCB International). 

PCI Risk Assessment Requirements

Interestingly, PCI covers technical and operational system components included in or connected to cardholder data. Interestingly, it consists of five parts that have:

  • Identify – Risk identification comprises asset management, business environment, and governance assessment. In addition, it also covers a SWAT analysis, risk management strategy, and supply chain strategy.
  • Protect – You are responsible for protecting credit card data. This involves identifying management and access controls, providing awareness training to end-users, and implementing data security. In addition, you must establish a baseline for information protection processes and procedures. You must implement a maintenance program and install protective technology.
  • Detect – You must detect anomalies and events, conduct continuous security monitoring, and implement specific detection processes. 
  • Respond – Organize response planning, communication plan, analysis, mitigation, and improvement in case of a breach.
  • Recover – You need to plan for recovery and improvements.

INSI’s PCI Risk Assessment Program

Do you need a PCI risk assessment performed? As part of our Risk-Assess Managed Security Services, INSI has partnered with Cybriant, which conducts the PCI risk assessments while INSI addresses the vulnerabilities. It is a complete turnkey PCI solution. 

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About the Author

Deborah Frazier is the author of IT Outsourcing Secrets – A Small Business Guide to Compare IT Support Companies. With nearly 20 years of experience consulting small and medium-sized businesses on their IT support needs, she brings a wealth of knowledge to INSI as Head of Marketing and Sales. If you like this article and want to get notified when a new article is posted, click here.

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