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How To Prepare For a PCI DSS Audit


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How to Prepare for a PCI DSS Assessment

A successful PCI DSS assessment requires a fair amount of preparation and scheduling far in advance. These activities may seem like a lot of work, but they are actually the best way to make your assessment less overwhelming, help you control time and cost, and avoid worst-case scenarios.

With thousands of PCI DSS assessment hours between them, SecurityMetrics Principal Analysts George Mateaki (CISSP, CISA, CISM, QSA, PA-QSA) and Jen Stone (MCIS, CISSP, CISA, QSA) sit down to “talk shop” and share stories from the field.

Listen in to learn:

  • How remote assessments work and tips to make them go more smoothly.
  • What you should do a year, 9 months, 6 months, and 3 months before your first assessment. Plus, what to do in between assessments to save time and resources.
  • An overview of the PCI audit timeline–from initial contact to signing of the report on compliance (ROC).


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[Disclaimer] Before implementing any policies or procedures you hear about on this or any other episodes, make sure to talk to your legal department, IT department, and any other department assisting with your data security and compliance efforts.