Your PCI DSS Compliance program is all over the place. 

Your asset inventory is hiding in 7 spreadsheets.

You’ve got in-scope and not in-scope assets mixed together.

You don’t fully understand the PCI DSS Requirements.

Every year, you pull your hair out just trying to get through your PCI Report on Compliance.

We feel your pain. Lisa and I have been exactly where you’re at.  

Instead of quitting, we embraced PCI and together  we created a world class PCI DSS Compliance program.

How?

Let’s dive in.

PCI DSS Compliance Is Complicated

The more complex your cardholder data environment is, the more complicated PCI DSS Compliance is. Especially if

  • Your program is full of bloated manual processes.
  • You operate from multiple spreadsheets and email
  • You don’t have a grip on the scope of your PCI environment
  • Critical controls are failing because you can’t monitor them from a spreadsheet
  • You have hundreds if not thousands of in-scope assets
  • You have more than one cardholder data environment
  • Your processes for PCI Compliance are all over the place. Spreadsheets. Word docs. Wiki files. Notepad. Paper napkins.
  • You have legacy tech debt that impacts shared resources that your cardholder data environment relies upon for communication, security, segmentation, etc.
  • Institutional knowledge of your PCI Compliance program resides in someone’s head and they just quit. Ooph…

I see you nodding your head in agreement. If you’re suffering with any of the above scenarios, it’s time to give automation a chance.

Automation Makes PCI DSS Compliance Less Complicated

There’s this old saying that you need to be sick and tired of being sick and tired BEFORE you make a change that up ends the status quo.

Implementing a change for the better in large organizations, especially level 1 merchants, is a hard fought victory. 

Let’s make the story more compelling to your CISO or CIO because for all you know, they don’t have a full understanding of PCI DSS Compliance and how hard it is to achieve and maintain.

The proof is in the pudding, right? 

Our last PCI Report on Compliance

  • We saved $100,000 in outside assessment fees and over $150K in internal costs
  • We reduced the amount of time it took to assess by 12 weeks – that’s 80 business days.
  • Through automation we were able to monitor critical controls and remediate in a timely manner
  • We impressed the QSA and the acquirer with how effective and efficient our PCI DSS Compliance Program operated.

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05 Mar 2022

Seven Reasons Why Merchants Need A PCI DSS Sustainability Program

Let’s be real for a second – the report on compliance is mandatory for all level 1 merchants and any merchant regardless of level that is required to provide a report on compliance by either their acquirer or card brand. Most level 1 merchants fall out of compliance shortly after the ink is dry on their most recent report. Why? Because they don’t have a sustainability program. The RoC is treated like a bad surprise every year and that creates wasted effort, lost money, and burned out staff.

Documentation Can Make Or Break Your PCI DSS Compliance Program

Why Do I Need So Much Documentation for PCI DSS Compliance?

I can hear you roll your eyes but I’m glad you asked that question.

As a former senior IT security director once told me, “PCI compliance is an exercise in killing trees.”

I get it. Most people would rather have a root canal than document critical PCI Compliance processes.

Keep reading!

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