The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard establishes technical and operational requirements for merchants, processors, acquirers, issuers and service providers on the secure acceptance, storage, processing, and transmission of cardholder data in order to avoid fraud and data breaches.
BitSpartan helps organizations fulfill their PCI DSS initiatives by conducting gap assessments, providing SAQ services, and a suite of security services to meet the technical and operational requirements of the standard.
Who is required to be PCI DSS Compliant?
All entities involved in payment card processing, including merchants, processors, acquirers, issuers, and service providers.
All entities that store, process or transmit cardholder data (CHD) and/or sensitive authentication data (SAD).
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PCI DSS Requirements
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard establishes technical and operational requirements for merchants, processors, acquirers, issuers, and service providers on the secure acceptance, storage, processing, and transmission of cardholder data in order to avoid fraud and data breaches. There are six main goals and twelve specific requirements tied to these goals.
What does BitSpartan offer?
BitSpartan helps organizations fulfill their PCI DSS initiatives by conducting gap assessments, providing SAQ services, and a suite of security services to help meet the technical and operational requirements of PCI DSS. We will evaluate the systems in scope for PCI DSS and then perform a gap assessment against PCI DSS requirements. We can help with reporting, attesting, submitting an SAQ and provide solutions to remediate gaps.
Build and Maintain Secure Networks and Systems
1. Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data
2. Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters
Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program
5. Protect all systems against malware and regularly update antivirus software or programs
6. Develop and maintain secure systems and applications
Regularly Monitor and Test
10. Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data
11. Regularly test security systems and processes
3. Protect stored cardholder data
4. Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks
Implement Strong Access Control Measures
7. Restrict access to cardholder data by business need to know
8. Identify and authenticate access to system components
9. Restrict physical access to cardholder data
Maintain and Information Security Policy
12. Maintain a policy that addresses information security for all personnel
PCI DSS Comliance Levels
Using a combination of our cybersecurity services and those of our trusted partners. We assist merchants of all sizes in meeting their PCI DSS compliance requirements.
Merchants that process fewer than 20K card transactions annually
Merchants that process fewer than 20K - 1M card transactions annually
Merchants that process 1M - 6M card transactions annually
Merchants that process over 6M card transactions annually
How we can help
PCI DSS compliance can become extremely complex (or not). It requires a methodology and a proven process that yields repeatable results. BitSpartan understands PCI DSS at a technical and operational level. Because of this, we can untangle the complexities of PCI DSS and implement solutions that are less complicated and more valuable. We help businesses achieve PCI DSS compliance with our comprehensive suite of services to get you there.
Identify in Scope System and Process
Self-Assessment Questionnaire (SAQ)
Identify Gaps against PCI DSS rquirements
Our suite of cybersecurity services
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We know what you're looking for and we know how to get you there. That's because, from a business perspective, we understand where you need to be. The majority of BitSpartan consultants transitioned from technical IT roles to management, where they provided governance, risk, and compliance expertise to top organizations in the private and public sector. In the field, all consultants are either CISA, CGEIT, CRISC, or trained and supervised by these certified professionals. Our strong technical and IT governance background, blended with assurance expertise, makes our team of consultants one of the best in the industry.