PCI Framework and PCI Compliance
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) comes with straightforward compliance requirements after a challenging network scope review. The PCU Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) consists of credit card and payment card companies seeking to strengthen their peers by creating strong data security to protect cardholder information.
The simple concept of vulnerability management—assessment, remediation, and reporting—summarize the twelve detailed PCI DSS compliance steps. The PCI security standards help directs service providers who transmit cardholder data to meet PCI DSS requirements.
The six suggested information security steps require constant vigilance of firewalls, timely detection and response to security control failures, review of environmental changes prior to implementation, formal review of changes in organizational structure, and periodic performance reviews.
This continuous monitoring requires a centralized tool for managing the ongoing compliance so that your CISO can provide the qualified security assessor with detailed documentation of the organization's vulnerability management.
When the audit and remediation statuses are tracked on spreadsheets, CISOs have insufficient resources to test the controls and link that testing with the remediation. This leads to Directors missing out on status updates that are essential to their management of oversight duties. Automated tools make the network scope and changes more visible so that all the stakeholders for PCI DSS, as well as Directors, can integrate seamlessly for the best compliance outcomes.
Why manage PCI with ZenGRC?
PCI compliance is all about keeping the company’s internal house in order.
Because of constant changes in the regulatory and IT landscapes, handling a PCI audit correctly has become infinitely more important to customers as they manage their own compliance and that of their suppliers. Without fast access to proofs of compliance and demonstrated risk management processes, closing big deals becomes more difficult and your company will lose to the competition that pass better inspection by customers.