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PCI DSS Remediation Service

Our Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) implementation and continual improvement service helps organizations by documenting and providing a comprehensive plan for the remediation tasks required to fully comply with the relevant PCI DSS requirements.

Achieve and maintain PCI DSS compliance within a timeframe that suits your business

PCI DSS remediation is an essential phase for organizations wishing to comply with the Standard. Although implementing these changes can be costly both in time and resources, an expert-driven remediation plan can significantly streamline compliance efforts.

Why is PCI DSS remediation so important?

We can assist you with a PCI DSS implementation project that will help your organization achieve and maintain compliance with the Standard. Achieving PCI DSS compliance is a point-in-time event, but adhering to the PCI DSS and maintaining PCI DSS compliance is an ongoing process that should be part of a ‘business-as-usual’ approach to information security.

Our Qualified Security Assessors’ (QSAs) aim is not just to help customers achieve compliance but also to achieve an information security baseline that provides the organization with an opportunity to reduce risk. Most organizations will find that one or more PCI DSS controls fall out of compliance between PCI DSS assessments. The cause is often some or all of the following:

  • A change to the PCI DSS (the latest version is 3.2), or the interpretation of the PCI DSS.
  • New software/technology that was not implemented with PCI DSS controls in mind.
  • A process or policy that is in need of modification.
  • Organization, personnel or vendor changes.
  • A system that was not tested during the previous assessment

The value of contracting a PCI DSS remediation service

Achieving PCI DSS compliance may require organizations to restructure not only their IT environment but also significantly retool their business processes. Finding a balance between compliance, security and resource management can be difficult when your team is running at optimal workloads, and the absence of a project roadmap can lead to increased costs, wasted effort, non-compliance and management discord.

Planning and scoping a PCI DSS compliance programme is key to its success. A poorly planned programme can have costly consequences. This is often because of poor advice at the outset, which resulted in incorrect scoping of the project, a mismanagement of process and sometimes the implementation of unnecessary technology.

By engaging with a QSA, they can help you:

  • Manage your team’s PCI DSS remediation efforts, delivering cost-effective solutions closely aligned with the target environment and your broader security strategy;
  • Deliver clear, implementable recommendations to bring you back in line; and
  • Provide accurate estimates and forecasts for the amount of effort required to achieve compliance, allowing you to focus on securing required budget and senior executive sponsorship.

Our PCI DSS remediation service

As a certified QSA company, IT Governance can help you achieve and maintain PCI DSS compliance cost-effectively and within a timeframe that suits your business requirements.

What can you expect from our PCI DSS implementation and continual improvement service?

An engagement starts with a review of any assessment or gap analysis work that has been done, ensuring that the context of the cardholder data environment (CDE) is well-defined and the gaps and weaknesses surfaced are clearly identified. If items are discovered to not be in place in the organization, the QSA will formulate a project plan to document the required remediation, including detailed tasks, suggested timeframes, and prioritization and resourcing requirements.

Our approach

Our PCI DSS remediation service will be carried out on your IT infrastructure by developing a remediation plan against the PCI DSS version 3.2.

We will provide a management report outlining the findings of the assessment, along with a detailed project plan to fulfil remediation activities.

What will my service cover?

  • A high-level analysis of your CDE to reduce the in-scope component of the network and application infrastructure, reducing the PCI DSS compliance burden.
  • Guidance to identify, implement and maintain the appropriate processes and procedures that will help you achieve your compliance goals.
  • Help designing and implementing an internal PCI DSS project team to undertake the remediation work.

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