Image

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS)


The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards designed to ensure that all companies that accept, process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. The PCI DSS is administered and managed by the PCI SSC, an independent body that was created by the major payment card brands (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB). The requirement applies to any organization that accepts, processes, transmits or stores any cardholder information.

The PCI DSS specifies six objectives, including: 1) maintaining a secure network in which transactions are conducted; 2) protecting cardholder information wherever it is stored 3) Protecting systems against external vulnerabilities 4) restricting and controlling access to system information and operations, 5) testing and monitoring networks and 6) defining, maintaining and complying with a formal security policy.

There are four PCI compliance levels that are based on transaction volume. Small versus larger merchants have different requirements they need to satisfy in order to achieve PCI Compliance. Requirements also differ depending on whether your organization stores cardholder data. Achieving PCI DSS compliance may feel confusing and daunting for small and midsize businesses. Hyperproof can help your organization chart the right path.

Impacted Industries

Any entity that accepts, transmits, processes or stores credit card information.



The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards designed to ensure that all companies that accept, process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment. The PCI DSS is administered and managed by the PCI SSC, an independent body that was created by the major payment card brands (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and JCB). The requirement applies to any organization that accepts, processes, transmits or stores any cardholder information.

The PCI DSS specifies six objectives, including: 1) maintaining a secure network in which transactions are conducted; 2) protecting cardholder information wherever it is stored 3) Protecting systems against external vulnerabilities 4) restricting and controlling access to system information and operations, 5) testing and monitoring networks and 6) defining, maintaining and complying with a formal security policy.

There are four PCI compliance levels that are based on transaction volume. Small versus larger merchants have different requirements they need to satisfy in order to achieve PCI Compliance. Requirements also differ depending on whether your organization stores cardholder data. Achieving PCI DSS compliance may feel confusing and daunting for small and midsize businesses. Hyperproof can help your organization chart the right path.


Impacted Industries

Any entity that accepts, transmits, processes or stores credit card information.


How Hyperproof Can Help You Achieve PCI Compliance

  • Quickly implement controls to help you achieve PCI DSS objectives

  • Ability to map a control to multiple regulatory standards. Reduce time to compliance for all regulations that matter to your business

  • Get notified when PCI DSS requirements change

  • Re-use evidence across multiple frameworks and controls

  • Quickly collect evidence to document your efforts to pass audits with ease

  • Pinpoint & prioritize your critical work stream

  • Quickly implement controls to help you achieve PCI DSS objectives

  • Ability to map a control to multiple regulatory standards. Reduce time to compliance for all regulations that matter to your business

  • Get notified when PCI DSS requirements change

  • Re-use evidence across multiple frameworks and controls

  • Quickly collect evidence to document your efforts to pass audits with ease

  • Pinpoint & prioritize your critical work stream


Image

Get the latest on Hyperproof

Sign up today for early access to Hyperproof, product information, and other unique opportunities.

Get the latest on Hyperproof

Sign up today for early access to Hyperproof, product information, and other unique opportunities.