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Assess Smarter, Not Harder

$ 100 K +

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A combined 20 years of PCI DSS experience, wisdom, knowledge, and expertise


Successful Reports on Compliance for
a Fortune 100, Level 1 Merchant

Why choose us

At Payment Card Assessments we know PCI DSS Compliance isn't easy and maintaining it is even harder.

Are you aware of this sobering statistic?  As stated In the Verizon 2020 Payment Security Report:  In 2019, from the total population of organizations assessed on PCI DSS compliance, only 27.9% of organizations achieved 100% compliance during their interim compliance validation.

The security landscape is constantly evolving and changing and this means constant change in your cardholder data environment(s). Whether you’re moving to the cloud, upgrading in scope systems, dealing with personnel turnover, or a merchant struggling with maintain PCI DSS Compliance, Payment Card Assessments can help you create a robust and sustainable PCI DSS Compliance program.

The team at Payment Card Assessments isn’t like your “big box” consulting firms. For many IT security companies, PCI Compliance is an add-on offering that isn’t their main focus. When we started our company, we decided that PCI compliance would be the ONLY thing we do at Payment Card Assessments.

At Payment Card Assessments we’ve been in the trenches, we have first hand experience, and we understand the complexities of PCI compliance and how to manage them.  As we guide you through the process of standing up a compliance sustainability program, we will teach you how to tailor the program to the uniqueness of your business and enable you to maintain continuous compliance year-over-year.  

PCI Sustainability

A PCI Sustainability Program is a control framework based on “security” best practices and will strengthen your security posture company wide.

Professional Services

Our team evaluates your organization and provides you with detailed guidance on any areas requiring remediation before you begin your PCI assessment.

Who we are

Payment Card Assessments was founded by two women with a proven success record with PCI DSS Compliance.

Peggy Nolan

Founder & Military Veteran

As a former PCI ISA for a Fortune 100 company and level 1 merchant, Peggy has a proven success record with PCI DSS Compliance, the PCI Report on Compliance, and how to maintain continuous compliance. Peggy has been practicing yoga for 20 years and teaching yoga for nearly 12 years. She definitely knows a thing or two about reducing stress, calming the mind, and single pointed focus.

Lisa Cressey


Lisa’s work for a Fortune 100 company turned into a journey down a path to automating, monitoring and simplifying the end-to-end process of achieving continuous PCI Compliance. Today, Lisa leverages her systems, security, and audit experience to help build practical and repeatable compliance sustainability frameworks that transform how companies monitor and maintain compliance year-over-year.