PCI DSS standard is a globally accepted standard for protecting and securing cardholder data applicable to merchants, processors, acquirers, issuers, and service providers.
Account Data is Organized into two data groups. 1) Card Holder Data (CHD) 2) Sensitive Authentication Data (SAD). CHD covers the Data elements like Primary Account Number (PAN), Cardholder Name, Service Code and Expiration Date. CHD is useful to identify the Card holder, where in SAD Covers data elements like Track Data, CVV, CVC, CAV, CID, PIN / PIN Block. SAD is used for authorizing the card holder to do the transactions.
Yes, even if some of the payment processes may reduce your risk of breach or what is in scope for PCI compliance, business cannot ignore it.
Yes. any processing, storing or transmitting of payment cardholder data needs to be done under a PCI Compliant environment.
The latest is PCI DSS version 3.2.1 that replaces version 3.2. Though no new requirements were added in PCI DSS 3.2.1, the update was designed to eliminate any confusion around effective dates for PCI DSS requirements.
The PCI Security Standards Council mandates that all merchants should comply with the PCI DSS standard and an annual validation (or proof) is mandated by some merchant processors and is a way of documenting your compliance. These validation requirements are based on the number of card transactions processed and would require a self-assessment or independent onsite audit.
Depending on Scope of the organisation and its readiness the time varies between 6-12Wks.
Yes. even processing one transaction per year, you must implement PCI DSS in your processing environment.
Being PCI non-compliant, makes your business more vulnerable to data compromise, and may also be fined by your merchant processor and/or the card brands for not undergoing PCI compliance validation.
The Self-Assessment Questionnaire, (SAQ) is a validation tool intended to assist merchants and service providers in self evaluating their compliance with PCI DSS. Organisation can download the document and fill all the details which are applicable and submit to PCI Council
SAQ must be chosen very carefully as per your processing environment, and validation tools are intended to assist merchants and service providers report the results of their PCI DSS self-assessment
Yes, Self Assessment Questionnaire is well named as it is intended to be completed by your own internal staff. The first time might take the longest, but the subsequent filings will turn much faster
You can attend QRC Online sessions or Our Team will assist you by the way of Awareness Training