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PCI Compliance Solutions

PCI Compliance Solutions

Get ready for PCI v4.0 with the right tools, training, and support.

Fully Supported PCI Compliance Certification

Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance is designed to protect businesses and their customers against payment card theft and fraud. If your business accepts, stores, or transmits card data, PCI DSS compliance validation is required by card brands such as Visa, MasterCard and Discover.


Award-Winning PCI DSS Compliance Support

We have been awarded prestigious Stevie Awards for our support. We help you through the entire PCI process, from pre onsite gap analysis, onsite assessment, remediation assistance, to a delivered PCI Report on Compliance.

Tools for Compliance

We have many tools available to assist you in the compliance process including: Internal and external vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, card data discovery, mobile device security, security policies, and security training.

Full Service PCI DSS Vendor

With expertise in PCI DSS assessments, forensic incident response, vulnerability scanning, penetration testing, card data discovery, security appliances, PA-DSS security assessments, P2PE assessments, training, and consulting, We are one of only a few vendors worldwide that hold credentials for all aspects of PCI compliance.

Straightforward Pricing

SecurityMetrics pricing is simple–your scope is evaluated based on your needs, giving you a custom quote and avoiding unnecessary add-on charges.

Single Point of Contact

To keep communication lines open and eliminate confusion, SecurityMetrics assigns a single point of contact for each project.

Path to Cybersecurity and Compliance

1. Determine Your Security or Compliance Framework

PCI DSS, HIPAA, GDPR, HITRUST, CIS Controls, Network Consulting
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2. Conduct a Risk Assessment

NIST 800-30 Risk Assessment
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3. Find Unencrypted Data on Your Network

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4. Document Your Policies and Procedures

Policies and Procedures Templates
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5. Secure your ecommerce website

Webpage Integrity Monitoring
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6. Test Your Network for Vulnerabilities

Penetration Testing
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7. Scan Your Network for Vulnerabilities

Vulnerability Scanning
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8. Train Your Workforce

Cybersecurity and Compliance Training
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9. [If needed] Partner With a Forensic Investigator

Incident Response
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Everyone's Needs Are Different

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PCI DSS Compliance FAQs

What is PCI Compliance?

PCI stands for the Payment Card Industry. In 2006, major payment card brands Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover Financial Services, and JCB International established the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). The PCI DSS helps merchants prevent consumer payment card data theft. 

Compliance with the PCI DSS or “PCI DSS compliance,” is required for all businesses that process, store, or transmit payment card data. Merchants must complete a PCI DSS compliance form annually. Becoming PCI compliant helps prevent data breaches. 

How Do I Get PCI Compliant?

To get PCI compliant, you will need to first determine which self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ) you should follow. Depending on your SAQ, you will need to implement a set of requirements and controls as outlined in the PCI data security standard.  

SecurityMetrics assists small to large businesses identify and implement their PCI requirements. Request a quote above for help.

What is an SAQ for PCI Validation?

SAQ stands for self-assessment questionnaire. Depending on an organization’s card transaction volume and the types of transactions it performs, it may be able to use an SAQ to self-evaluate its compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard. 

SAQs contain questions about card data security. SAQs range in size from 22 questions (SAQ A) to 329 questions (SAQ D).

What Happens If You Are Not PCI Compliant?

If you’re not PCI compliant, your business may face a non-compliance fee from your bank. You will also likely be more vulnerable to data breaches. If you have a data breach and are not found to be in compliance with the PCI DSS, your fines and consequences can be more severe. 

Related Links

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    The SecurityMetrics Guide to PCI DSS Compliance will help you understand current PCI requirements and trends, so that you can better protect data from inevitable future attacks.

  • White Paper How to Prepare for a PCI Audit White Paper

    In this white paper, Qualified Security Assessors (QSAs) from SecurityMetrics offer their best recommendations on how you can save time on your next PCI DSS audit and maintain PCI compliance.

  • Blog What are the 12 requirements of PCI DSS Compliance?

    No matter where you are in your PCI DSS compliance journey, you'll need a reference to help you get headed in the right direction. We hope this article will serve as your “jumping off point” as you start to address the 12 requirements of the PCI DSS.

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    Academy contains videos, quizzes, and external resources on topics like security policies and encryption. Our intent is to help SMBs like franchisees, small merchants, and healthcare practices address specific cybersecurity risks businesses may face.

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