What is PCI DSS Assessments ?
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards published by Visa, MasterCard, Discover Financial Services, JCB International, and American Express in 2004.
The compliance plan, which is overseen by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), attempts to protect credit and debit card transactions from data theft and fraud.
PCI DSS (Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard) is a generally acknowledged set of policies and processes designed to protect cardholders’ personal information for firms that handle credit, debit, and cash card transactions. PCI certification is regarded as the most effective technique to protect sensitive data and information, allowing businesses to establish long-term and trusting relationships with their customers.
How It Works
Let’s dive into the types of assessments that exist. It is vital for your organization to understand what type of reporting your business needs and/or what your customers expect to see.
Is your organization looking for assistance with a questionnaire? Or do you need to understand where you are with PCI DSS compliance? Or does your organization require a formalized report?
Here is a high-level overview of the PCI DSS engagements available:
PCI DSS Readiness Assessment
A PCI DSS Readiness Assessment aims to support organizations looking to attain PCI DSS compliance. The Insight PCI DSS readiness process assesses the control environment against the PCI DSS requirements in order to identify GAPs in policies or procedures and provides you with a roadmap to an effective PCI DSS examination.
PCI DSS self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ)
A PCI DSS self-assessment questionnaire (SAQ) is an annual questionnaire that allows organizations to self-evaluate their compliance with the PCI DSS framework. The SAQ helps organizations potentially detect improper security practices before they become larger issues.
PCI DSS Report on Compliance(ROC)
A PCI DSS Report on Compliance (ROC) details how an organization's security posture, environment, and systems protect cardholder data. In prior years, reviews have been performed onsite. However, with the advancement of technology and the remote working landscape, such assessments can be performed virtually as determined by the auditor.