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PCI Compliance

 

Qualified assessment to full compliance.

NetWorks Group, a Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) since 2007, can help you achieve PCI compliance through our comprehensive PCI assessment and audit services. We have cracked the code on hiring the right people, and our PCI services team is dedicated to advising our clients and guiding them through the audit process.

As the largest industry-sponsored security requirements to aggressively address debilitating fraud and identity theft, the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security and Program has serious implications for Merchants and Payment Service Providers globally. Initiated by Visa and MasterCard in 2004, the program now encompasses American Express, Discover, JCB, and other major credit card issuers.

No Time Wasted

Our PCI compliance assessment services are setup to provide you with exactly what you need, customized for the situation and your company. We aren't providing you with a piece of software that scans your policy and let's you try to decipher what may or may not be wrong, get clear and concise reasoning for each policy and procedure issue.

Focused on getting you to full compliance with policy updates that are aligned to your needs, our qualified assessors will get you what you need when you need it instead of taking up time with a vague report on the current state of compliance.

PCI-Safe Infrastructure

Make sure your infrastructure is setup according to stringent PCI-DSS requirements. Our qualified assessors will work with our experienced security engineers to make sure your key infrastructure devices are setup properly according to PCI standards, and if not, how to get them to that level.

Being fully compliant is only the first step for your key infrastructure needs, staying compliant and being able to recovery quickly and be back in compliance in case of failure is of high importance as well.

Our Key Infrastructure managed service can let you know of changes

Testing Needs Covered

Initial risk assessments are an important part of protecting your private information and achieving PCI compliance. Ongoing annual risk assessments are a must to make sure that the safeguards put in place initially are still doing their job or any changes in the infrastructure haven't added another potential attack surface.

Our risk and vulnerability assessments are built to put your needs first with clear remediation recommendations for issues that arise during testing. Never second-guess how to solve an issue.

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Meeting the requirements of PCI DSS.

As a Merchant or Payment Service Provider, you are responsible for ensuring that you meet and maintain compliance with the PCI Data Security Standard. The PCI program defines requirements for the protection of consumers' sensitive and personal payment card information while in transit, storage, or during processing.

The PCI Data Security Standard defines twelve broad control requirement areas that apply to merchants, payment service providers, and other vendors that provide service or technologies to facilitate transaction processes. These control requirements include technology controls, access controls, and activity monitoring, as well as procedural mandates affecting the security of networks, systems and applications.

Build and Maintain a Secure Network

1. Install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect cardholder data.
2. Do not use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters.

Secure Cardholder Data

3. Protect stored cardholder data through multiple methods.
4. Encrypt transmission of cardholder data across open, public networks.

Maintain a Vulnerability Management Program

5. Use and regularly update anti-virus software on all systems commonly affected by malware.
6. Develop and maintain secure systems and applications.

Implement Strong Access Control Measures

7. Restrict access to cardholder data by business need-to-know.
8. Assign a unique ID to each person with computer access.
9. Restrict physical access to cardholder data.

Regularly Monitor and Test Networks

10. Track and monitor all access to network resources and cardholder data.
11. Regularly test security systems and processes.

Maintain an Information Security Policy

12. Maintain a policy that addresses information security.

Our approach to your PCI Compliance.

Broad security experience with companies of all sizes and industries gives us perspective to guide our customers through the process of becoming compliant. Our PCI assessment service provides a gap analysis to identify what is required to meet the PCI standard. Our trusted compliance services allow us to guide our clients in creating a comprehensive security program that secures their business assets and meets established security standards.

With our quality-focused, highly-tuned delivery methodology and toolset, you can count on NetWorks Group's security expertise. Our security practice is comprised of some of the most experienced security professionals in the world and is deeply engaged in the science, technology, and the art of information protection. We also maintain certifications across leading security disciplines and technologies, and have extensive knowledge and experience with current security standards, best practices, and government regulations, including ISO 17799/BS 7799, HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley and Gramm-Leach Bliley.

Current Policy Investigation

We review your security policy information that's currently being utilized. If no policies or procedures are documented directly, our experienced assessor builds your plan from employee interviews and discussions.

Get The Whole Picture

Your device configuration, logs, and other data pertaining to current security configuration parameters is collected for review. We put together an overview on your current device security structure and how it works with your policies.

What's On The Network

To make sure you're meeting PCI compliance standards, we collect your network diagrams and flowcharts for your Cardholder data network. Using the network data, we look for potential avenues that Cardholder data could travel unprotected on your network.

Talk About Compliance

Conduct interviews with key personnel to uncover current PCI handling as well as controls in place to protect Cardholder data.

Determining Compliance

NetWorks Group reviews all collected information and compares the analysis to PCI DSS 3.1 requirements as to determine the current compliance level with the PCI standard.

Remediations For You

A prioritized list of recommendations for remediations that best fit your needs, while bringing you up to PCI DSS standards, is developed. Your team is then provided with the support and information needed to complete the fixes to reach full PCI compliance.

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